The College of Arts and Humanities is expanding its staff and faculty. Available postions can be viewed through UCF's Human Resources' Employment Opportunities website.
Description: The Texts and Technology Ph.D. program (tandt.cah.ucf.edu) at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenure-earning assistant professor position to begin in August 2016. This will be a shared position between the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program and a department within the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) that matches the background and strengths of the candidate. The successful candidate will be involved in both areas, with the tenure home residing in the appropriate CAH department. This is a 9-month position with an expected teaching load (pre-tenure) of five courses per academic year, with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a research specialization in the digital humanities. This could include areas such as GIS; spatial humanities; analysis, interpretation and visualization of large data sets; data mining; discourse analysis using digital tools; user-centered or participatory design; usability research; hardware development; or development of mobile device interfaces. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate level (i.e., in a CAH department, in the digital humanities minor) and at the graduate level (i.e., in the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program, in a CAH department). Dissertation and thesis direction at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be expected, as will participation in program and course development. The successful candidate will also be expected to be involved with the Center for Humanities and Digital Research.
Description: The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor of Judaic Studies, beginning August 2016, to direct the Judaic Studies program. Candidates should have demonstrated prominence as leaders in the interdisciplinary field of Judaic Studies. They must possess a clear vision for how to build a Jewish Studies program of national reputation. The successful candidate will be expected to both direct and teach courses in UCF’s Judaic Studies program, must have a strong scholarly record in this area, and have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. This nine-month position directs the Judaic Studies program (http://judaicstudies.cah.ucf.edu/) which includes both a minor and certificate program, enables students to acquire a foundational knowledge of the Hebrew language, as well as Jewish history, philosophy, culture, religious beliefs, and political thought. It promotes understanding the strong contribution of Jews and Judaism to Western civilization. The Judaic Studies program partners with Central Florida Hillel, a new 20,000 square foot center with a staff of nine and a kosher restaurant (https://centralfloridahillel.org/). The program also serves as a liaison between UCF and an Orlando Jewish community numbering approximately 26,000 individuals. The community includes two JCCs, a Jewish day school, and a Holocaust Center. Also, the program collaborates with community educational and cultural institutions by providing educational outreach. UCF is a growing metropolitan university with an enrollment of over 60,000 that has maintained an atmosphere of personal instruction, and it possesses the second largest undergraduate Jewish student population in the country.
Description: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida is seeking to hire a nine-month, non-tenure earning visiting instructor or lecturer to teach German. Position is expected to begin August 2016.
Description: Job duties may include: teaching core design courses and other courses according to ability of applicant and needs of the department; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students; designing departmental productions and supervising student designers; curriculum development; student advising, assessment and recruiting; and oversight of lighting area in consultation with staff master electrician and other design faculty. This position is part of the Design & Technology area, currently consisting of 13 faculty and staff. The University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, is a major metropolitan research university. Enrolling over 63,000 students, it is at the center of a growing, diverse community of nearly two million people. The Department of Theatre, within the School of Performing Arts, offers B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees. For more information about the Department of Theatre, please visit our website at http://theatre.cah.ucf.edu/. For more information about UCF, please visit the website at http://www.ucf.edu.
Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a transformational and visionary leader to serve as dean of the College of Arts & Humanities (CAH), beginning in Fall 2016. The dean reports to the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. As a member of the academic leadership team, the dean will provide expert guidance while understanding and advancing goals across the university in collaboration with academic leaders. The university desires a leader who is an advocate for the liberal arts and a champion for the college’s significant contributions in the digital, performing, and visual arts, both on campus and in the community. The college seeks an energetic leader who believes in the value of a liberal arts education to create engaged citizens who innovatively respond to the challenges of the 21st century. This leader will serve as an advocate who effectively communicates the value of such an education to a broad constituency. Such advocacy will necessitate not only strong scholarly credentials and a commitment to teaching and learning, but also proactive community building, fundraising, and cultivation of alumni relations. The successful candidate will embrace a central tenet of President Hitt’s vision: to be known for who we include, rather than who we exclude; our commitment to this vision is evidenced by the racial and economic diversity of UCF’s students, and our support of first-generation college students. The dean will pursue meaningful ways to support learning, retention, and graduation of all students. The dean’s appreciation for the value of a rich and diverse environment will extend to faculty, staff, programs, policies, community engagement, and new initiatives. Serving 5,000+ undergraduate students and over 500 graduate students, the College of Arts & Humanities seeks to develop and enhance programs of excellence that are recognized for their academic quality, creative output, economic impact and cultural contributions to the campus and greater Central Florida community. The college is committed to academic excellence. It actively promotes diversity and globalization in all aspects of college life and encourages its students to develop the skills necessary to pursue a lifetime of learning as engaged citizens of the 21st century. For more information about the college, please visit: http://www.cah.ucf.edu. UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to more than 63,000 students, offering 177 bachelor's and master's degrees and 31 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serving first-generation, low-income students. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF the 13th “Most Innovative School” in its Best Colleges 2016. Additionally, UCF is one of 25 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. As the nation's second-largest university, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact and the integration of technology and learning. For additional details about the University of Central Florida, visit http://www.ucf.edu.
Description: The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning position of assistant professor in the area of architecture. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2016, pending the availability of funding. The position requirements are to teach a three-course load per semester in support of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (located in SVAD) that inspires majors in the areas of building systems as they relate to materials and methods of construction, structures and sustainability, as well as courses in digital media tools for architecture. The successful candidate will conduct scholarly research and service; interact with the Central Florida design community; collaborate with colleagues from Valencia College, the University of Florida and other partners; participate in department and university service, including committee work, and maintain regular office hours. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence. SVAD is a large, diverse unit with approximately 3,000 majors and minors in the following areas: animation, architecture, art history, digital media, film, game design, graphic design, and studio art. More information about the school and our offerings is available at: http://svad.cah.ucf.edu.
Description: The Department of History at the University of Central Florida invites applications for the position of department chair, with an expected start date of August 2016. The academic home for the department is in the College of Arts and Humanities, and the chair reports to the dean of the College of Arts & Humanities. The successful candidate will deftly manage programs, personnel, and budget, as well as actively pursue opportunities for collaboration and innovation. UCF is a growing metropolitan research university in Orlando enrolling over 63,000 students. The department offers a B.A. and an M.A. in history and includes a vibrant public history program. The department also participates in the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program – an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Humanities. The History Department takes pride in its reputation for quality instruction and publication. For more information see www.history.cah.ucf.edu.