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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate in Digital Arts & Sciences

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Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate in Digital Arts & Sciences with a specialization in an area(s) related to Visualization

The University of Florida (UF) Digital Worlds Institute, in collaboration with the UF Colleges of Fine Arts, Engineering and Journalism & Communications, seeks a new visionary faculty member with expertise in 3D modeling/animation, interactive media and interaction design. Candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds related to the emerging fields of 3D Interactive Media / Digital Arts & Sciences are urged to apply. An ideal candidate would have demonstrated expertise in at least two (or more)
of the following areas: 2D and 3D computer modeling and animation; design and implementation of interactive digital media; scientific and/or medical visualization; digital visual effects; industry-standard modeling and animation software; open-source software and visualization tools; motion capture and related technologies; digital media arts and sciences and related technologies, with identified interests in new and emerging media research and production to support said research. An ideal starting date for this position would be May 1, 2010, but certainly no later than August 1, 2010.

Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate in Digital Arts And Sciences (DAS) twelve-month salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: A minimum of five years of professional experience in a professional production environment encompassing areas related to Interactive Media / Digital Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of professional project development appropriate to be appointed at the assistant or associate level. Graduate Degree (or Bachelor’s degree with significant industry experience) preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide leadership in growing our interdisciplinary academic, research and production programs in areas related to visualization and interaction design. He/she will become an integral member of an innovative team of transdisciplinary DAS faculty at the UF Digital Worlds Institute. The DAS faculty form the core of a dynamic academic and research consortium between UF’s Colleges of Fine Arts, Engineering and Journalism & Communications, centered at the Institute.  DAS faculty members teach courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate student work and engage in and support interdisciplinary research.

Application Procedure: To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit

Select SEARCH POSTINGS and enter the Requisition #0806696.

Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional and/or academic references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Questions can be directed to: Chair, DAS Faculty Search, PO 115800, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-5800 or via email to:

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2011 and continue until an applicant pool is established. Applicants are urged to apply ASAP for fullest possible consideration. To ensure fullest consideration, all applications documents should ideally be submitted by 1/30/11, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

For more information on the UF Digital Worlds Institute, please visit our website at: