Instructor or Lecturer, Experimental Animation

University of Central Florida

Instructor or Lecturer, Experimental Animation

  • Institution: University of Central Florida
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Orlando, FL US
  • Website: www.ucf.edu
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Instructor or Lecturer, Experimental Animation

  • University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: January 20, 2022
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Job TitleInstructor or Lecturer, Experimental Animation

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ Negotiable

Location Orlando, FL US

Deadline January 20, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Matt Dombrowski

Department School of Visual Arts and Design

Email mattd@ucf.edu

Phone -

Job Description

To apply for this job please visit jobs.ucf.edu.

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 8th, 2022.

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 visual storytelling. Core areas will include 2D/3D animation, motion graphics, and a strong understanding of the moving image. The principal duties of this position include teaching a four-course load per semester and service at the University of Central Florida Orlando main campus.

 

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 2D and 3D animation at an accredited institution of higher education.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference is given to candidates with at least one year of relevant professional industry production experience. Additionally, teaching experience in one or more of the following software is helpful: Toon Boom Harmony, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Animate and/or After Effects).

A strong understanding of traditional and digital 2D/3D animation and the production pipeline is encouraged. In addition, working knowledge of production development and design, storytelling, and understanding of foley and music to enhance visual language would be preferred.

 

Annual Salary: Negotiable

 

Additional Application Materials:

The university requires that all applicants apply online at 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) Online link sample to samples of creative, professional work, as well as 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 applications 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. The review of complete applications will begin on begin on February 14, 2022.

The selected candidate will be required to provided official transcripts.

For further questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chair Matt Dombrowski at mattd@ucf.edu

 

OIE statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.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 UCF’s affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

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