Instructor or Lecturer, Experimental Animation

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Arts & Humanities

Classification Title:

Instructor or Lecturer, Experimental Animation

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

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, 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 2-D/3-D 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 UCF Orlando main campus.


AA-College of Arts and Humanities, School of Visual Arts and Design

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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 teaching experience in 2-D and 3-D 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 2-D/3-D animation and the production pipeline is encouraged.


A working knowledge of production development and design, storytelling, and understanding of foley and music to enhance visual language.

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 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 January 24, 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

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic.


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 


These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity 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: 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.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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