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Instructor or Lecturer, Emerging Media
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design
The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applicants for a nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position in emerging media. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2020.

SVAD seeks a candidate with a balance of technical and theoretical foundations. The successful candidate will play an important role in the SVAD 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 as applied to animation and graphic design. Core areas will include 2-D/3-D animation, motion graphics, illustration/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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications
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/3D animation and the production pipeline is encouraged. In addition, working knowledge of production development and design, storytelling, stop motion, rendering and compositing, and understanding of foley and music to enhance visual language would be preferred.

Additional Application Materials Required
The university requires that all applicants apply online at  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 February 3, 2020.
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design
Job Details
Orlando, FL 32816
Employment Status
Full-time, On-site, Permanent position
POST DATE: 01.03.2020
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design

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