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The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) is a large, diverse unit that values interdisciplinary perspectives and experimental inquiry through making art. SVAD is the largest school in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida (UCF) located in Orlando, Florida. UCF placed No.16 in U.S. News and World Report “Most Innovative Schools” category in the 2020 Best Colleges Rankings and named the most-innovative “national university” in the state of Florida. A Hispanic Serving Institution, 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 identifying candidates who will contribute to our mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy.
SVAD at UCF seeks an energetic practicing artist with an active professional record of creative studio work for a nine-month, non-tenure earning, lecturer position in studio foundations with an emphasis in drawing. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2023. The successful candidate’s teaching duties will focus on foundations courses with an emphasis on drawing, with opportunities for teaching in other areas.
The position requirements are teaching four courses per semester, active engagement in committee service, maintaining regular office hours, developing curriculum, participating in campus and community life and other collective initiatives. The successful candidate for this position will be passionate about advancing art foundations through course and curricular development, student mentorship and active scholarship.
With approximately 2,000 plus majors and minors, SVAD offers the following degrees: Architecture (B.Des.), Art (B.A. and BFA), Emerging Media (B.A., BFA and MFA) and Photography (B.S.). More information about the school and our offerings is available at: svad.cah.ucf.edu.
A terminal MFA degree in studio art from an accredited institution by start of appointment, evidence of college-level teaching in studio art, an active creative practice, and effective communication skills.
Candidates should be able to design and deliver drawing and studio art foundation courses, demonstrate outstanding drawing skills with a strong grounding in formal design principles, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and critiquing skills, have evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to think and write critically about art, and lastly demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Additional Application Materials Required
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, applicants should also submit the following:
1.) A letter of intent.
2.) A curriculum vitae.
3.) Artist statement.
4.) A teaching philosophy including a statement of commitment to teaching a diverse student population.
5.) Two course syllabi including assignments and specific course schedules.
6.) Contact information of three professional references.
7.) A single, multi-page PDF that includes 20 examples of personal work.
8.) A single, multi-page PDF that includes 20 examples of student work with any information identifying the student removed. All images of personal work should include title, medium, dimensions, and date. Student work should label assignment context.
9) Copy of official transcript.
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.
Candidates will not be considered until all the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
For further questions about this position, please contact Jason Burrell at email@example.com.
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Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Retirement savings options.
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
- Education assistance.
- Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/)
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) - Visual Arts and Design
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