Visiting Instructors or Lecturers, in the Games and Interactive Media program

  • University of Central Florida, Nicholson School of Communication and Media
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Oct 19, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Design (all areas) Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for four visiting instructor or lecturer positions in the Games and Interactive Media program. These are nine-month, non-tenure-track appointments, annually renewable for up to four academic years (maximum) that include teaching and service-based duties. The anticipated start date is December 23, 2020.

Each successful candidate will contribute to the mission of Games and Interactive Media through teaching courses in foundations, web, and/or games. Appropriate specializations may include game development, web design, social media, mobile and responsive design, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and technical art. Teaching responsibilities will also support the Digital Media B.A. (with specializations in Web and Social Platforms and Game Design).

While UCF has adapted its instructional delivery of courses to various modes due to COVID-19, these positions are among those based at UCF Downtown, which opened in 2019. Located in Downtown Orlando, the new campus is home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students studying degree programs that align with emerging industries, within walking distance of jobs and internships. The candidates selected for these positions will have the opportunity to take part in shaping an innovative 21st-century learning environment. For more information about the Downtown campus, visit

NSCM is a student-centered school, with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. As the selected candidates' qualifications permit, the individuals may have the opportunity to support the Digital Media M.A. program and/or have the opportunity to work with students in the Strategic Communication Ph.D. program as well as the Text and Technology Ph.D. program. For more information about the school and its programs, visit

UCF, one of the nation's largest universities with more than 69,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened 50 years ago. UCF believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees and students are critical to our success as a university, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 220-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at   As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Please contact Debbie Doyle, search committee manager, with any questions about this position at


Preferred and Required Qualifications

By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Candidates must also possess teaching experience or demonstrated evidence of teaching-related activities, such as workshops, training, or scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preference will be given to candidates who are either (1) proficient in modern scripting languages for development on one or more platforms such as full-stack web, mobile, or games, or (2) have experience and skills related to art development for real-time interactive media development relating to 2D, 3D motion- graphics and animation. The preferred candidate demonstrates evidence of teaching skills online and/or in large classes in their teaching statement submitted with their application.

Application Details

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

  1. A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position
  2. A curriculum vita (CV)
  3. Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address)
  4. A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach using different modes of delivery, including online or large classes
  5. A link to a portfolio or related work

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 materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.