Lecturer, Emerging Media Experimental Animation

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2024-01-21
  • Organization: University of Central Florida
  • Organization Type: collegeuniversity
  • Location: Orlando, fl
  • Primary Discipline: mediaartsemergingtechnologies
  • Recurring: Array
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The Opportunity

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two 9-month, non-tenure earning lecturers in emerging media experimental animation. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2024.

The successful candidates will play an important role in the SVAD Emerging Media BFA Experimental Animation track. The candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design as applied to animation, 3D production, and visual storytelling. Core areas of specialization needed are 2-D animation, 3-D animation, or both. Other core areas could include 3-D modeling, texturing, and surfacing. Additionally, knowledge of digital pre-production or visual effects is a plus. The principal duties of this position include teaching a four-course load per semester and service at the UCF Orlando main campus.

UCF is home to a growing and diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. At UCF, we are dedicated to access and are invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to our mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. For more information about UCF, please visit the website at https://www.ucf.edu.

In SVAD, we are dedicated to the exploration of creativity, where we engage the senses, ignite imagination, and nurture artistic talents. Our mission is to inspire and empower a diverse community of artists and designers. SVAD is a place where you can see, think, hear, touch, and learn through the transformative power of art. We believe that the senses are the gateway to profound creative experiences. Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to immerse students in the world of art and design. We offer a range of academic programs, including B.A., BFA, and MFA degrees, tailored to artists and designers of all backgrounds. With a team of over 50 dedicated faculty and staff advisors, SVAD is committed to guiding students toward the right educational path and helping them shape successful careers in the arts. Join our award-winning faculty, renowned for their expertise and passion for nurturing talent. Together, we spark the interests of our students and guide them on a journey of creative discovery. For more information about SVAD and our vibrant community, please visit our website at https://svad.cah.ucf.edu.

Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Appropriate disciplines include digital art, film, animation, the fine arts, or media-related discipline.

Candidates must have at least one-year previous teaching experience at an accredited institution of higher education or relevant professional industry experience in the fields listed above.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience in one or more of the following software is helpful: ToonBoom Harmony or equivalent industry standard 2-D software, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Substance Painter.

A strong understanding of traditional and digital animation and production pipeline is encouraged in their personal portfolio and/or academic student samples.

Lastly, a working knowledge of production development and design, storytelling, rendering and compositing to enhance visual language is also preferred.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload the following:

A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.

A curriculum vitae.

A PDF of online link(s) to samples of creative, professional work (YouTube, Vimeo, or Art portfolio website preferred).

A PDF of online link(s) to samples of student work (YouTube, Vimeo, or Art portfolio website preferred).

The contact information for three professional references.

Copy of transcript from an accredited institution.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Matt Dombrowski, Associate Professor, at mattd@ucf.edu.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

N/A

Job Close Date:
Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays.
Retirement savings options.
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
Education assistance.
Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, Ph.D.’s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

Department

College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) – Visual Arts and Design
Work Schedule

Varies
Type of Appointment

Regular
Expected Salary

Negotiable
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets. Click on UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President’s Statement.

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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 proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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