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Tenure-track assistant professor of sculpture/applied design

  • Deadline:
    March 13, 2014, midnight
  • Location:
    CAH-School of Visual Arts and Design, University of Central Florida, Orlando, , Florida, US

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida invites applications for an assistant professor in the studio arts area of sculpture/applied design. The successful candidate will design and deliver courses at the undergraduate level that inspire majors in the following areas of study: sculpture/applied design, studio art, and architecture; teach three courses per semester; conduct scholarly research and service; participate in community life; and maintain regular office hours.

This is a nine-month, tenure-earning position. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence. Faculty are expected to participate in department and university service including committee work. UCF offers undergraduate BFA and BA degrees as well as an MFA and MA degrees in studio arts. The School of Visual Arts & Design has approximately 2,700 majors across four areas that include architecture, digital media, film, and studio arts. The position anticipated start date is in August 2014, pending the availability of funding.

Minimum: Terminal degree in sculpture, industrial design, or a related field from an accredited institution with emphasis on 3-D output; evidence of competence with a range of shop processes, materials, equipment, maintenance, and technologies; effective communication skills; promising record of creative activity, and teaching experience required.

Preferred: Resourceful, collaborative, versatile 3-D thinker/producer with teaching experience in a diverse visual art and design program at an institution of higher education. Successful candidates will be well versed in traditional and emerging arts/industrial fabrication methods, materials, equipment, and industrial design software; demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills; show a commitment to excellence in lab safety including equipment maintenance, repair, and design; interest in forming partnerships with industry; and a record of diverse and distinctive creative work. Interest in student recruitment/retention, grant writing, and designing or delivering mixed-mode and online courses are also highly valued attributes.

The university requires that all candidates apply online. To apply for position number 36597 go to https://www.jobswithucf.com/ and upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) statement about scholarly or creative projects, and 5) contact information for three references. In addition, applicants must also submit a single multi-page PDF that includes up to 20 examples of personal work and up to 20 examples of student work (if available) with descriptions for each image (i.e., title, date, media, size, and relevance to criteria outlined in the position description).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date. Complete applications must be received by March 13, 2014. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts. Direct search related inquiries to: Sculpture36597@ucf.edu

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an agency of the state of Florida, UCF makes all application materials, including transcripts used in final screening, available to the public upon request.

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) http://svad.cah.ucf.edu/ is housed in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) at the University of Central Florida. UCF is one of the most dynamic universities in the country. Offering 212 degree programs, it has become an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, science, hospitality management and digital media. UCF and its 12 colleges provide opportunities to 60,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is the nation’s second-largest university. UCF is called a “Top Up-and-Coming” national university by U.S. News & World Report, a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

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