Visiting Instructors or Lecturer, in the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

  • University of Central Florida, Nicholson School of Communication and Media
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full time   Design (all areas) Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

 

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a visiting instructor or lecturer position in the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA). This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment, annually renewable for up to four academic years (maximum) that includes teaching and service-based duties. The anticipated start date is December 23, 2020.

The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of NSCM through teaching courses at the graduate level in FIEA and the undergraduate level in the Games and Interactive Media (GaIM) program.

While UCF has adapted its instructional delivery of courses to various modes due to COVID-19, this position is among those based at UCF Downtown, which opened in 2019. Located in Downtown Orlando, the new campus is home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students studying degree programs that align with emerging industries, within walking distance of jobs and internships. The candidate selected for this position will have the opportunity to shape an innovative 21st-century learning environment. For more information about the Downtown campus, visit https://www.ucf.edu/downtown.

FIEA's graduate video game design program has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 in the world by Princeton Review. NSCM's undergraduate GaIM Department is among the top 15 in the world. NSCM is a collaborative environment with a student-focused approach, where multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, and diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms are valued.

NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. For more information about the school and its programs, visit https://communication.ucf.edu.

UCF, one of the nation's largest universities with more than 69,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened 50 years ago. UCF believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees and students are critical to our success as a university, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 220-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit https://www.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 https://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 University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate-related discipline from an accredited institution. At least one year of related industry experience is required. Candidates must have appropriate specializations in a majority of the following areas: 3D modeling, 3D game art asset pipeline, asset rigging and implementation in-game engine, lighting, motion capture, digital sculpting, texturing, virtual/augmented/mixed reality and aspects of video game design, digital special effects and interactive technology. Candidates must have extensive experience with the following software programs and be able to teach the use of these programs to students: Maya, Houdini, ZBrush, Unity, Unreal Engine 4 and Substance Painter.

Preference will be given to candidates who have previous teaching experience at the university level. Candidates should possess effective communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking and classroom teaching.

Application Details

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/.

In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

  1. A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.
  2. A curriculum vita (CV).
  3. Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).
  4. A statement containing a minimum of 300 words describing your approach and experience with meeting the needs of a diverse communication both in the context of a faculty-student setting and as a colleague.
  5. A link to any samples of digital work.

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 materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please contact Ms. Debbie Doyle, search committee manager, with any questions at debbie.doyle@ucf.edu.

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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.