|Deadline||March 13, 2014|
|Date Posted||February 14, 2014|
|Type||Tenured, tenure track|
The University of Central Florida's School of Visual Arts and Design seeks a dynamic assistant professor for teaching in the digital media area focusing on broad general knowledge of digital media. The successful applicant will teach in the area of digital media, delivering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that inspire majors in the broad range of interactive digital media. UCF offers undergraduate B.F.A. and B.A. degrees as well as M.F.A and M.A. degrees. The School of Visual Arts & Design has approximately 2,700 majors across four areas that include architecture, digital media, film, and studio arts.
The position is for an assistant professor to teach a three-course load per semester. This is a nine-month, tenure-earning position. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence. Faculty are expected to participate in school and university service including committee work, conduct scholarly research and service, participate in campus and community life and maintain regular office hours. The position anticipated start date is August 2014, pending the availability of funding.
Digital media faculty conduct creative research in areas related to interactive entertainment and learning (e.g., online; computer, mobile, and console-based computer games; virtual worlds; military simulation) and develop new techniques, content and applications in support of the arts and cultural heritage preservation.
Digital media faculty actively collaborate with UCFs Institute for Simulation and Training. In addition, school faculty have an active role in UCFs Center for Emerging Media located in downtown Orlando.
Minimum: Terminal degree in digital media or a related field from an accredited institution with emphasis in interactive digital media including modern practices or theory; evidence of competence with technology; effective communication skills; promising path toward quality research, creative projects and publication record required.
Preferred: Resourceful, collaborative, multitalented generalist with skills in web design, game design, interactive art and physical computing; current with new and emerging technologies; passionate about acquiring new skills as interactive media advances. Ability to teach both foundation and advanced digital media courses. Full-time teaching experience in a diverse digital media program at an accredited institution of higher education. Successful candidates will be proficient with technology, demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, significant scholarly accomplishments; design and deliver large face-to-face lectures, mixed-mode and online courses. Candidates will demonstrate interest in strategic program assessment, grant writing, and student recruitment.
The university requires that all candidates apply online. To apply for position number 36189 go to https://www.jobswithucf.com/ and upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) statement about scholarly or creative projects, and 5) contact information for three references. In addition, applicants must also submit a single multi-page PDF that includes examples of personal work and examples of student work (if available) with descriptions for each project (i.e., personal contributions, title, date, media, size, and relevance to criteria outlined in the position description).
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. Complete applications must be received by March 13, 2014. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts. Direct search related inquiries to: Dmg36189@ucf.edu.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an agency of the state of Florida, UCF makes all application materials, including transcripts used in final screening, available to the public upon request.
The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) http://svad.cah.ucf.edu/ is housed in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) at the University of Central Florida. UCF is one of the most dynamic universities in the country. Offering 212 degree programs, it has become an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, science, hospitality management and digital media. UCF and its 12 colleges provide opportunities to 60,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is the nations second-largest university. UCF is called a Top Up-and-Coming national university by U.S. News & World Report, a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplingers, and one of the nations most affordable colleges by Forbes.
How To Apply
You can apply for this position online at https://www.jobswithucf.com/