Professor in “Future Directions in Animation” (indefinite term – 1 FTE appointment)

LUCA School of Arts

Main location: C-mine Genk Campus

Job assignment

Your assignment consists of providing academic art education, mentoring assignments, artistically-oriented research, and social services. In addition to the academic duties, you may also be assigned organizational, coordinative or administrative tasks.

Your teaching assignment will mainly entail lecturing and mentoring in different aspects of artistic research. Specifically your teaching assignment will relate to:

Past, current and future trends in animation;
Visual concept development (stylistic, thematic and narrative/poetic/experimental);
Specific animation techniques (2D, 3D, stop motion, etc.) within your expertise.

The research assignment consists of the development of or collaboration with a research cluster within the domain of the Audiovisual Arts, focused on the campus' research domains. To this end, you will focus on supervising doctorate programs, postdoctoral programs, writing research publications and raising external project funding. You will develop a research line by setting up projects in the theme of “future directions of animation”, more specifically in at least one of the following domains:

Expanded animation: investigating future directions for Animation Film in the digital era, with a focus on exploring artistic possibilities of AR, VR, interactivity, procedurality, data visualization and/or digital distribution;
Animation Film as artistic expression: development of poetic or abstract narratives, experimental visual languages, crossover between animation and other arts;
Critical reflection through animation: identity construction, ethics and social commentary, activism, animated documentary.

This artistic research should be open for collaboration and crossovers between Animation, other (Audio)Visual Arts and, if plausible, with the other research clusters and educational programs (in photography and design).


For further description and relevant information about LUCA, responsibilities, required candidate profile, job offer and contact/application information, please download the full job description in attachment.

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