Instructor/Lecturer in Emerging Media
Position Number: 36197
Class Title: Instructor or Lecturer for Emerging Media
Administrative Title: No Administrative Function
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date: 02/15/2019
Job Close Date: 03/14/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Division: Academic Affairs
College/Area: College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department: CAH-School of Visual Arts and Design
Annual Salary: Negotiable
Type of Appointment: Regular
Job Category: Faculty

Job Description
The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applicants for a non-tenure earning, nine-month instructor or lecturer position in Emerging Media. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2019. SVAD seeks a candidate with a balance of technical and theoretical foundations. The successful candidate will play an important role in the School of Visual Arts and Design’s Emerging Media BFA, which includes the following tracks: Character Animation, Experimental Animation, and Graphic Design. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design. Core areas will include 2-D/3-D animation, 3-D modeling and texturing, motion graphics, rendering and compositing, animation production, development and design, concept art, and a strong understanding of the moving image. The principal duties of this position include teaching a four-course load per semester and service.

Position Minimum Qualifications
A non terminal master’s degree (for instructor) or a terminal degree (for lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution by start of appointment. Appropriate disciplines include digital art, film, animation, the fine arts or media-related discipline. Candidates must have at least one year of relevant professional industry production experience as well as previous teaching experience in the field of emerging media.

Preferences
Candidates with teaching experience at an accredited institution of higher education are preferred. Additionally, teaching experience in one or more of the following software is helpful: Toon Boom Harmony, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud. A strong understanding of traditional and digital 2-D animation and the production pipeline is encouraged.

Additional Application Materials Required
The university requires that all applicants apply online at https://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) an online link to 20 samples of creative, professional work, as well as 20 samples of student work with any information identifying the student removed; and (4) the contact information for three professional references.

NOTE: When applying, please have all your documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

The review of complete applications will begin on Monday, March 18, 2019.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

For further questions about this position, please contact the search chair, Matt Dombrowski, at mattd@ucf.edu

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Matt Dombrowski
mattd@ucf.edu
University of Central Florida
12400 Aquarius Agora Drive Visual Arts Building 117
Orlando, 32816
407-823-2676