Adjunct Lecturer in Animation

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 16, 2024

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Adjunct Lecturer in Animation

Job Description:

The University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute in the College of the Arts is seeking a qualified adjunct instructor to teach DIG3305 3D Digital Animation Techniques online for Fall 2024. The ideal candidate will have expertise in digital 3D animation techniques and a thorough understanding of the principles of animation, along with experience in online instruction.

This online course comes with pre-created asynchronous learning content, assessments, and supplemental materials and requires the instructor of record to provide online facilitation, create supplemental content, grading, and feedback. This remote position requires an estimated 8-12 hours/week to support this course. This time-limited appointment is from August 16, 2024 to December 31, 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to join our dynamic team and contribute to the education and success of our students.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate online learning while creating and maintaining a positive and engaging online learning environment.
  • Facilitate course materials for DIG3305 3D Digital Animation Techniques, focusing on practical techniques for three-dimensional digital animations.
  • Develop and assess student assignments, providing timely and constructive feedback on student work.
  • Monitor and respond to student inquiries and discussions on the online course platform.
  • Adhere to the course schedule, staying updated with industry trends and advancements in 3D digital animation techniques to enhance course content and instruction.
  • Promote academic integrity and enforce course policies and guidelines.
  • Utilize appropriate online learning platforms, communication tools, and digital resources to deliver course content effectively.
  • Maintain an organized course schedule and be available to students for support and clarification through online communication channels.
  • Adapt teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of online learners and create an inclusive and supportive online learning environment.
Expected Salary:

$4,000

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or related discipline with significant years of professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will bring to the position:

  • Master's Degree or higher in a relevant field or related discipline.
  • Experience teaching or instructing in an online or asynchronous setting.
  • Proficiency in using online learning management systems (LMS), multimedia software, and digital tools relevant to course content.
  • Professional industry experience working on 3D pipelines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and engagement.
  • Flexibility in scheduling to accommodate student needs and maintain regular online presence.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and provide timely feedback and support to students.
  • Demonstrated expertise and professional experience relevant to the course content for DIG3305 3D Digital Animation Techniques, such as 3D modeling, rigging, texturing, and animation.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software tools relevant to course content such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Suite.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey complex concepts and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Ability to adapt teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Excellent organizational skills to develop and deliver course content within the designated timeframe.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Deadline: Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by June 17, 2024. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Online applications must include the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) portfolio. Teaching Philosophy Statement is optional. More information regarding application materials are listed below.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Cover Letter: Write a personalized letter that highlights your qualifications, teaching experience, and interest in the position. Emphasize your expertise in relevant course content and online instruction.
  • Resume/CV: Provide a comprehensive summary of your educational background, professional experience, and relevant skills.
  • Portfolio: Compile a portfolio showcasing your work in relevant fields or disciplines.
  • Teaching Philosophy (optional): Write a statement outlining your teaching philosophy, approach to online instruction, and commitment to student success and engagement.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

About Digital Worlds Institute, College of the Arts, UF

DIGITAL WORLDS INSTITUTE: Digital Worlds (DW) is a recognized leader in combining digital arts and design, communications and storytelling, computer science, and emerging technologies. The interdisciplinary field of digital arts and sciences is ideal for students whose intellectual and creative pursuits are not confined to traditional academic disciplines. Through project-based learning and collaboration with diverse interdisciplinary teams, DW prepares students for 21st-century careers in the creative and technology sectors.

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Health Assessment Required: No.