Assistant Professor, Digital Media, University of Central Florida, (Orlando, FL)
Saturday, November 04, 2017 05:30 PM

Position Number: 37278
Class Title: Assistant Professor, Digital Media
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), in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks three assistant professors for research and teaching in digital media. These are nine-month, tenure-earning positions that include teaching, research, and service-based duties. The anticipated start date is August 2018.

Research and teaching responsibilities include contributing to the mission of digital media in appropriate areas of scholarship. Appropriate specializations may include areas such as virtual/augmented/mixed reality, physical computing, wearable or ubiquitous computing, mobile development, web design, interactive media development, or other areas within digital media.

SVAD is a large, diverse unit with approximately 3,000 majors and minors in the following areas of study: animation, architecture, art history, digital media, film, game design, graphic design, information design, applied design, and studio art.

UCF offers the following degrees: Architecture (B.Des.), Art (B.S., B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A.), Digital Media (B.A., M.A., and M.F.A.), and Film (B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A.). More information about the school, our curricular offerings, and faculty areas of research is available at http://svad.cah.ucf.edu. 

The school encourages multidisciplinary collaborations. Faculty members are expected to actively pursue and obtain external funding and to develop projects that achieve peer reviewed recognition for innovation and excellence.

Position Minimum Qualifications 

At the time of appointment, applicants must hold a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Candidates should demonstrate an evolving body of published research, creative work, and/or conference presentations in a relevant area. Candidates should possess teaching experience or demonstrated evidence of teaching-related activities, such as workshops, training, or scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preferences

Preference for candidates who are either 1) proficient in modern scripting languages for development on one or more platforms, such as web, mobile, or games; or 2) have experience and skills related to digital arts and aesthetic design. The ideal candidates will show evidence of being a theorist and practitioner, with a demonstrated sustainable research agenda related to digital media. Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of obtaining research funding.

Special Conditions

Applicants for this position will also be considered for position numbers 37894 and 38484.

This position is among those that will be based at UCF Downtown, when the campus opens in fall 2019. Located in downtown Orlando, 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 candidates selected for these positions 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 https://www.jobswithucf.com.  In addition to the online application, please upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) a letter of application, 2) a CV, 3) a one page statement describing scholarly or creative projects, and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references. In addition, applicants may provide a link to an online portfolio or repository of work.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.

Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Selected applicants will need to provide official transcripts.

Direct search related inquiries to: Natalie.Underberg-Goode@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://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.