Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Arts & Sciences

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Arts/Museum, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Engineering/Computer Science, Education/Instructional, Information Systems/Technology
Department:13050000 - DW-DIGITAL WORLD

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Description:

Position Description: Full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing faculty position

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018

Responsibilities: Development and teaching of courses in the Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS) program in addition to technical and creative contributions to the research and digital media production activities of the Digital Worlds Institute. Additionally, you may be expected to participate in various governance and service functions (including but not limited to) faculty and committee meetings and other assigned university activities.


Digital Worlds Institute (DW) is an interdisciplinary institute that offers academic and research programs at the intersection of the arts, communications, and technology. Founded in 2001 as a partnership between the College of the Arts and the College of Engineering, DW has grown its initiatives across additional units, including the Colleges of Education, Journalism & Communications, and the Health Sciences. DW offers both a graduate and an undergraduate program in Digital Arts & Sciences. By bringing together the diverse talents of UF faculty, students, and staff in a multifaceted collaborative environment, the Institute serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research and teaching that would not have occurred within the confines of any one college or department. Through the use of interactive tools and technologies, the Institute promotes transdisciplinary creativity across classrooms, continents, and cultures. For more information, visit


The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.


The University of Florida is a top-10 public university, a top-20 research university and a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation. 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.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Minimum Requirements:

A graduate degree in an area related to the Digital Arts & Sciences and/or professional practice equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in instruction at the University-level and/or in the creative services sector

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by February 15, 2018. Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) links to work samples/publications; and (4) names and contact information for three references. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of the references. The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. 

Inquiries may be sent to: Justin Marlin

Search Committee Chair


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). 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) which can be found at

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

The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and any other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Health Assessment Required: No


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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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