College of Arts and Humanities

Job Postings

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.

Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies (Music)

Description: The School of Performing Arts is seeking a world class artist/scholar to join the nascent jazz studies program at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The position will entail recruiting and teaching jazz drum set students, the drum set master class, and teaching the Music Business and Industry course, serving the jazz studies and entertainment management degree programs. The successful candidate will possess a background as a highly established jazz drum set performer and have active empirical experience in current industry trends.

UCF offers a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies. Currently the jazz studies program has seven performing groups and six faculty. UCF’s Flying Horse Records has eight releases to date involving students and faculty. The UCF Orlando Jazz Festival fosters educational programs as well as presenting jazz artists of a distinguished professional caliber. Past guests include One for All, Charles McPherson, Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Lenny Pickett, Lou Donaldson, Kevin Mahogany, Mike LeDonne, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grant Stewart, Antonio Hart, Michael Philip Mossman, David Hazeltine and Benny Golson. UCF distinguishes itself as being the sole academic institution with a professional jazz program, 24/7 NPR jazz station, and an active record label.

Visiting Instructor or Lecturer of Japanese ( Modern Languages and Literatures)

Description: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking to hire a nine-month, non-tenure earning visiting instructor or lecturer to teach Japanese. Position is expected to begin August 2017.

Associate or Full Professor and Chair, Writing and Rhetoric (Writing and Rhetoric)

Description: The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida invites applications for the position of department chair. The chair reports to the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to manage programs, personnel, and budget, as well as to pursue opportunities for collaboration and innovation and to be actively involved with fundraising. This is a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2017.

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is an award-winning department that includes 12 tenured or tenure-earning faculty members and 31 full-time instructors. Our vertical writing curriculum includes a Writing and Rhetoric bachelor’s degree (the first of its kind in Florida), an undergraduate minor and certificate in public and professional writing, an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition, and a graduate certificate in professional writing. We also house a thriving University Writing Center, an innovative Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and a First-Year Composition Program that won the CCCC Certificate of Excellence in 2013. The department is committed to supporting partnerships and learning opportunities through a diverse range of university and outreach programs, including TRIO program mentoring, LGBTQ+ alliance mentoring, undergraduate research, integrative learning, multilingual tutoring, service-learning and community-based learning, and community/state college outreach.

The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second largest university, is a metropolitan research institution that has achieved the Carnegie Foundation’s highest classifications for research activity and community engagement. Of its 63,000 students, 43 percent are minorities, 22.5 percent are Hispanic, and many are multilingual and first-generation.

Visiting Instructor or Lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese ( Modern Languages and Literatures)

Description: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking to hire a nine-month, non-tenure earning visiting instructor or lecturer to teach primarily lower level languages classes in Spanish and Portuguese. Assignments will consist of eight classes per academic year. Anticipated start date will be August, 2017.

Assistant Professor, French Horn (Music)

Description: The School of Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking to hire a nine-month assistant professor to teach Studio French Horn. Duties will include instruction, recruitment, retention, and development of the horn studio; assisting in the administration of the brass area; teaching horn techniques for music education students; and other teaching duties according to the ability of the applicant and the needs of the Music Department. The applicant must work well and build relationships with public school music educators and private studio teachers, as well as relate to and work well with UCF’s diverse student population.

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 Music, within the School of Performing Arts, is fully accredited by the NASM and offers B.A., B.M., B.M.E, and M.A. degrees. For more information about the Department of Music, please visit: www.music.ucf.edu. For more about UCF, please visit: www.ucf.edu.

Instructor or Lecturer, Jazz Bass (Music)

Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a nine-month instructor or lecturer to teach and recruit outstanding jazz bass students to complement the jazz studies program, teach coursework within the jazz major, including applied jazz bass, weekly studio bass class, and the Jazz Workshop (upper level theory and improvisation). Additional duties may include teaching Jazz Styles and Analysis, piano, and directing jazz chamber groups.

UCF offers a bachelor degree in Jazz Studies. Currently Jazz Studies has seven performing groups and six faculty. UCF’s Flying Horse Records has eight releases to date, involving students and faculty. The UCF Orlando Jazz Festival fosters educational programs as well as presenting jazz artists of a distinguished professional caliber. Past guests include One for All, Charles McPherson, Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Lenny Pickett, Lou Donaldson, Kevin Mahogany, Mike LeDonne, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grant Stewart, Antonio Hart, Michael Philip Mossman, David Hazeltine and Benny Golson.

Visiting Instructor or Lecturer of Spanish ( Modern Languages and Literatures)

Description: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking to hire a nine-month, non-tenure earning visiting instructor or lecturer to teach primarily lower level languages classes in Spanish. Assignments will consist of eight classes an academic year. Anticipated start date will be August 2017.

Visiting Instructor or Lecturer of French ( Modern Languages and Literatures)

Description: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking to hire a nine-month, non-tenure earning, visiting instructor or lecturer to teach primarily lower level languages classes in French. Assignments will consist of eight classes per academic year. The position is expected to begin August 2017.

Associate or Full Professor and Chair, History (History)

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 2017. The academic home for the department is in the College of Arts and Humanities. The chair reports to the dean of the College of Arts and 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 64,000 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.

Coordinator, Research Programs/Services (Dean's Office)

Description: This position will support the Director of Research with tasks associated with policy and procedure development, budget oversight, and grant hiring. And will also support the Assistant and Associate Deans with management of various committees.

Responsibilities will include and not be limited to: Assist faculty with research including financial management, purchasing making travel arrangements, processing hiring paperwork, account tracking and project reconciliation. Oversees college faculty committees to include faculty awards, promotion and tenure, and sabbaticals.

Professor and Director, School of Performing Arts (School of Performing Arts)

Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks a dynamic, energetic, innovative leader to direct its School of Performing Arts. The School of Performing Arts is combined Departments of Music and Theatre. The director will work to advance the performing arts at UCF to increased national and international prominence.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion and vision for the performing arts and represent/advocate that passion and vision within the university as well as to local, national, and international constituencies; provide collaborative, academic, and administrative leadership for performing arts students, faculty, and staff in achieving their artistic goals; actively collaborate with the UCF Foundation in a capital campaign to complete the design and construction of the performance venues phase of the new Performing Arts Center; and provide strong fiscal stewardship for the continued growth and development of the school.

This is a 12-month appointment, with an anticipated start date August 2017.

The current Departments of Music and Theatre collectively house 14 bachelor’s and master’s programs (B.A., B.M., B.M.E., M.A. in Music and B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A. in Theatre), over 80 faculty and staff, and over 700 students majoring in the performing arts. UCF performing arts faculty and students have a strong record of activity and recognition nationally and internationally. Ongoing professional partnerships include the Orlando Repertory Theatre, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. In August 2010, the Departments of Music and Theatre moved into a new $25M office, classroom, and rehearsal complex that is the first phase of a planned larger facility that will provide multiple performance venues and support spaces.

UCF is a comprehensive research university located in metropolitan Orlando, a dynamic, growing area with large arts and entertainment industries offering numerous partnership opportunities. With over 63,000 students, UCF is the second largest university in the country.

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