Animation World Network (AWN)

Assistant Professor, Emerging Media-Animation

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States
30+ days ago


The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH), at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an assistant professor. This is a nine-month, tenure-earning position that includes teaching, research, and service-based duties. The anticipated start date is August 2022. Research and teaching responsibilities include contributing to the mission of Emerging Media in appropriate areas of scholarship and working at the intersection of theory and practice.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding and application of the principles of animation. Core areas will include 2-D/3-D animation, 3-D modeling and texturing, digital illustration, rendering and compositing, animation production, development and design, concept art, and a strong understanding of the moving image. Faculty will teach courses supporting the Emerging Media BFA (with tracks in Character Animation, Experimental Animation, and Graphic Design) and the Emerging Media MFA Animation and Visual Effects track.

The School of Visual Arts and Design ( encourages multidisciplinary collaborations. Faculty members are encouraged to actively pursue and obtain external funding and to develop creative works that achieve peer reviewed recognition for innovation and excellence.

This position is located on both UCF main campus and Orlando Research Park. UCF is home to a growing and diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff.  At UCF we are dedicated to access and are invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to our mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy.  The School of Visual Arts and Design offers B.A., BFA, and MFA degrees. For more information about the School of Visual Arts and Design please visit our website at  For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Minimum Qualifications:

By the start of the appointment, applicants must hold a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Appropriate disciplines include digital art, graphic design, illustration, film, animation, fine arts, or a media-related discipline. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a nationally-recognized agenda of research or creative work in a relevant area of animation. Candidates must have at least one year of relevant production experience as well as one year of previous teaching experience. 


Candidates who have teaching experience in one or more diverse sets of software packages such as: Toon Boom Harmony, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud. Candidates who have teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A strong understanding and application of traditional and digital 2-D animation, 3-D animation and the animation production pipeline. The ideal candidate will show evidence of being a theorist and practitioner, with a demonstrated sustainable research agenda related to digital arts and animation. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of obtaining research funding.

Application Process: 

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: 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.

Review of applications will begin once the position is closed. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60075003
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Emerging Media-Animation
  • Company Name: University of Central Florida
  • Business Type: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Education / Instruction
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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