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Assistant Lecture in Animation & Motion Design

Candidates must have:
• A relevant degree (level 8) with First or Second Class Honours of a recognised third level institution; or equivalent qualification.
• and
Not Less than 3 years relevant post qualification experience
• Doctorate (PhD) (highly desirable) or master’s qualification in a relevant animation, motion design or related creative field
• Familiarity with 2D rigging is highly desirable
• A strong portfolio / showreel of animation and or motion design professional output.
• A wealth of knowledge in a host of design software, specifically Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D & Toon Boom Harmony.
• Experience and knowledge of Animation & Motion design processes, practices, tools, and methodologies.
• Familiarity with 3D modelling (Cinema 4D preferably), rigging, lighting, rendering (RedShift).
• Experience in working with animation and motion design technology and maintaining an active interest in related developments within the sector.
• Ability to engage with emerging and advancing creative tools (for example: Unreal Engine).
• The applicant will be expected to have both a broad and working knowledge of visual culture and visual storytelling, with a specific focus on animation and motion design.
• Evidence of critical thinking, design led problem-solving skills, use of animation and motion design methods and the ability to work collaboratively.
• Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
• Previous experience of teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.


Principal duties and responsibilities
The appointee will play an active role in the academic direction of courses including teaching, research, academic assessment and academic administration. The appointee should carry out such duties as are assigned to them in accordance with collective agreements arrived at from time to time and authorised by the relevant Minister including but not limited to:-
a) Teaching such assigned classes as deemed appropriate by the management of the TU, day or evening, up to 630 hours per annum including supervision of post-graduate students where appropriate. There will be a norm of 18 class contact hours per week, which may be varied by the TU management from 16 to 20 following consultation with the Assistant Lecturer. A weighting of 1.25 will apply to hours worked after 6.00 p.m.
(These arrangements are subject to collective agreements arrived at from time to time and authorised by the relevant Minister.
b) Carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of examinations work, and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities.
c) Providing academic input on existing and new courses and course development.
d) Engaging in research, consultancy and development work as appropriate.
e) Participating in committees appropriate to courses and meetings convened by management.
f) Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by management.
g) Engaging in promotion including student recruitment as appropriate.
h) Participating in the development, implementation and maintenance of academic quality assurance arrangements.
i) Participating in appropriate activities necessary to the development of their department/school and of the TU.
j) Directing and supervising the work of Tutor/Demonstrator and taking academic responsibility for the academic standards of this work. When an Assistant Lecturer is supervising a Tutor/Demonstrator a reduction in teaching hours will be applied on the basis of a one hour reduction per three hours demonstration/tutorials supervised.
k) The performance of these duties will require attendance in addition to class contact hours during the normal working week.
l) The appointee shall carry out the lawful instructions of the President (or authorised Officer) and comply with the requirements and regulations of the relevant Minister.

Career Progression
Assistant Lecturers will progress to the grade of Lecturer on completion of one years’ service after having reached the maximum of the Assistant Lecturer scale subject to a minimum of five years continuous service in the grade subject to ability, experience, academic qualifications, scholarship and demonstrated performance. Possession of an appropriate defined postgraduate qualification or equivalent shall normally be considered an essential requirement. The TU may award incremental credit for previous service in the Assistant Lecturer grade in another Institute or University. The TU may require five years’ service in the TU before progression is considered.
An Assistant Lecturer with a PhD and relevant research experience may be considered for progression after three years’ continuous service. If successful, such an Assistant Lecturer may be placed on the first point of the lecturer scale and remain on that point until five years’ service has been completed. Progression for Assistant Lecturers shall be irrespective of whether a new post of Lecturer has been established or a vacancy at Lecturer level has occurred.

This is a pensionable post. Specific details of the scheme will be dependent on the successful appointee’s individual status and therefore such details will be provided at the time of appointment.
Applicants should note that they will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Declaration to confirm whether they have previously availed of an Irish Public Service Scheme of incentivised early retirement or enhanced redundancy payment.
Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Irish Public Service employment.

Salary Scale
€48,660 – €60,047 8 points
€44,198 – €60,047 (new entrant). 10 points
In instances where not previously employed or employed after 1st January 2011 in a similar or analogous grade in the public service, appointees will be placed on the new entrant scale. In instances where appointees have had prior experience before 1st January 2011 in a similar or analogous grade, they will be placed on the non-new entrant salary scale.
If an existing Lecturer in a technological university or institute of technology applies for this Assistant Lecturer post, they may, at the discretion of the TU/IoT, be appointed at Lecturer level, retaining their current pay and incremental date.
The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.

Contact Details
The Human Resources Department
Technological University of the Shannon:
Midlands Midwest
Email: [email protected] (Midwest)
TUS staff (Midwest) who wish to apply, must apply via the ESS (Employee Self Service) system. Applicants from the TUS (Midlands) can submit an electronic application as an external applicant through the TUS (Midwest) E-Recruitment site. Only on-line e-recruitment application forms will be accepted.

Additional Information
In addition to the minimum qualifications, it may be necessary to introduce further shortlisting criteria. Therefore, candidates may be shortlisted based on qualifications and suitable experience, based on details given on the application form.
Applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, or membership of the traveller community.
TUS is an equal opportunities employer, working towards creating and sustaining an inclusive environment which promotes equality, embraces diversity, and is committed to work-life balance for all.

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