Instructor or Lecturer, Animation, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Saturday, November 04, 2017 05:24 PM

Position Number: 30128
Class Title: Instructor or Lecturer, Animation
Administrative Title: No Administrative Function
FTE: 1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date: 10/27/2017
Job Close Date: 11/30/2017
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) invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position anticipated to begin in August 2018. 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 two animation tracks, Character Animation and Experimental Animation. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design. Core areas will include 2D/3D animation, 3D modeling, texturing, traditional animation, stop motion, rendering and compositing, production development and design, post production, storytelling, understanding of principles of filmmaking, and understanding of foley and music to enhance visual language. The principal duties of this position include teaching a four-course load per semester and service. 

Position Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (e.g., M.F.A. or Ph.D. in an appropriate field) (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution by the time of hire. Appropriate disciplines include digital art, film, animation, the fine arts, or a media-related discipline.
  • Candidates should have at least one year of relevant industry production experience.

Preferences

Candidates with teaching experience at an accredited institution of higher education. Additionally, teaching experience in one or more of the following software is helpful: AutoDesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud, or Nuke editing software such as Premiere Pro or After Effects. Additional understanding of traditional and digital sculpting, Pro Tools, and the production pipeline is encouraged.

Special Conditions

This position is based downtown at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media, which will anchor the new UCF Downtown campus, scheduled to open in fall 2019. The new campus will be home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students to study degree programs that align with emerging industries, within walking distance of jobs and internships. The candidate selected for the position will have the opportunity to take part in shaping an innovative, 21st-century learning environment. For more information, visit www.ucf.edu/downtown.  

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all candidates apply online at www.jobswithucf.com.  Please submit a cover letter, a current CV, and three letters of professional reference. Submit relevant background materials through the form of an online portfolio, downloadable PDF, etc. Background materials should include examples of personal works, industry experience, and student projects.

The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Please direct search related questions to Matthew Dombrowski: mattd@ucf.edu 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.

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://eeo.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 66,000 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’s, 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.