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Instructor or Lecturer, Character Animation
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design
SVAD at UCF invites applicants for a nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position in Character Animation. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2023. 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 Character Animation track. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design as applied to animation and visual storytelling. Core areas will include a thorough understanding of 2-D and 3-D animation principles, 3-D modeling, layout, and rigging, along with a strong understanding of narrative storytelling and the moving image. The principal duties of this position include teaching a four-course load per semester and service at the UCF Orlando main campus and Research Park.

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 previous teaching experience in 3D animation at an accredited institution of higher education.

Preferred Qualifications
• Preference is given to candidates with at least one or more years of relevant professional industry production experience.
• Additionally, teaching experience in one or more of the following software is helpful: ToonBoom Harmony or equivalent industry standard 2-D software, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud, Substance Painter, and/or Foundry NukeX.
• A strong understanding of traditional and digital 3D animation and the production pipeline is encouraged.
• Lastly, working knowledge of production development and design, storytelling, rendering and compositing, and understanding of foley and music to enhance visual language would be 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, applicants must also submit the following:
1.) A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.
2.) A curriculum vitae.
3.) A PDF with online links to 15 samples of creative, professional work.
4.) A PDF with online links to 15 samples of student work.
5.) The contact information for three professional references.
6.) Copy of transcript.
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 later.
Candidates will not be considered until all the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design
University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design
Job Details
LOCATION
Orlando, FL 32816
Employment Status
Full-time, On-site, Permanent position
Skills
Animation/Motion
Industry
Education
POST DATE: 01.13.2023
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