Instructor or Lecturer, Emerging Media

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applicants for a non-tenure earning, nine-month 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 School of Visual Arts and Design's 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. Core areas will include 2-D/3-D animation, 3-D modeling and texturing, motion graphics, rendering and compositing, animation production, development and design, concept art, and a strong understanding of the moving image. The principal duties of this position include teaching a four-course load per semester and service.


Minimum Qualifications:

A non-terminal master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a 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 of relevant professional industry production experience as well as previous teaching experience in the field of emerging media.



Candidates with teaching experience at an accredited institution of higher education and skills in digital editing of time-based moving imagery and cinematography are preferred. Additionally, teaching experience in one or more of the following software is helpful: Toon Boom Harmony, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud. A strong understanding of traditional and digital 2-D animation and the production pipeline is encouraged.


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) a link to 20 samples of creative, professional work, as well as 20 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 applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. 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 review of complete applications will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

For further questions about this position, please contact the search chair, Charlie Abraham at


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.