Assistant In Digital Arts & Sciences

Location
Gainesville, Florida
Posted
Dec 23, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Assistant In Digital Arts & Sciences

Job Description:

Position: Full-time, twelve month, non-tenure accruing faculty positions (Two positions available)

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2017

Responsibilities: The Assistant in Digital Arts and Sciences positions will include responsibilities in the areas of teaching as well as ongoing production and development of digital media to support the Institute's academic, production, and research programs.  Instruction includes areas related to the design and implemention of interactive media and digital visualization tools. One position is ideally more focused in design areas, the other in more technical and development areas. The technical-focus position includes coding for game engines and 2D/3D virtual environments; support for development and implementation of interactive digital media software ideally including motion capture, HTML5 and web-based tools, and other emerging technologies. The design-focused position includes work with the Adobe CC tools, and the creation of visual assets and media to support ongoing production related to various institute projects. These positions will also include other related duties as assigned, supporting the academic and/or production needs of the institute. The specifics of the assignment may be subject to change based on the needs of the institute, college or university.

DIGITAL WORLDS INSTITUTE:The Digital Worlds Institute (DW) is an interdisciplinary institute that offers academic and research programs at the intersection of the arts, communications, and technology. Founded in 2001 as a partnership between the College of the Arts and the College of Engineering, DW has grown its initiatives across additional units including the Colleges of Education, Journalism & Communications, and the Health Sciences. DW offers both a graduate and an undergraduate program in Digital Arts & Sciences. By bringing together the diverse talents of UF faculty, students, and staff in a multifaceted collaborative environment, the Institute serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research and teaching that would not have occurred within the confines of any one college or department. Through the use of interactive tools and technologies, the Institute promotes transdisciplinary creativity across classrooms, continents, and cultures. For more information, visit  www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu .

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

An MFA or MS degree or professional experience in digital development and/or design.

Preferred Qualifications: College or university teaching experience desirable Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2017 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by March 31, 2017.  Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.  Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at http://jobs.ufl.edu/.  Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) links to work samples; and (4) names and contact information of three references. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of the references. The search committee will notify the applicant before contacting those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. 

Inquiries may be sent to: Timothy Difato, Chair, Assistant Ins DAS Search, Email: tim@digitalworlds.ufl.edu

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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