Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media
The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two instructor or lecturer positions in the Games and Interactive Media program. These are nine-month, non-tenure-track appointments. These positions are anticipated to begin in August 2023.
Each successful candidate will contribute to the Games and Interactive Media mission by teaching upper-division undergraduate courses in game or web programming. Based on the current workload policy, the teaching load for each position will be four courses per semester. Selected candidates will also be expected to participate in school and university service, including committee work.
The Games and Interactive Media program is a large and growing top 15-ranked game design program (Princeton Review) that can teach games and interactive media courses including, but not limited to, game, web, XR, design and storytelling. The Games and Interactive Media program is part of the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, which has other programs in the areas of Communication, Film and Mass media, and industry game development (FIEA) and is located at UCF Downtown.
NSCM is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. NSCM is a student-centered school with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. For more information about the school and its programs, visit https://communication.ucf.edu/.
The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.
The University of Central Florida (UCF), located in Orlando, is a public research university invested in unleashing the potential within every individual; enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. At UCF, we solve tomorrow's greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond. A Hispanic Serving Institution, UCF is home to a diverse student population of over 60,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. UCF is invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to its mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. For more information, visit https://www.ucf.edu.
A Master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution by the start of employment. Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree will be considered only if they can document ten years or more of professional experience within the games and interactive media industry. Candidates must have some teaching experience, formal or informal (e.g., tutoring, holding workshops, creating tutorial videos, etc.).
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with teaching web or game programming intensive courses or with using web or game programming or scripting software. Familiarity with online course development and a flexible skill or knowledge set related to games and interactive media is a plus.
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:
1. A letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF, highlighting teaching experience and other qualifications of the position.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A one-page statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your teaching, your ability to teach using different modes of delivery, and addressing how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students in one of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.
4. A reference list of three academic or professional names and contact information, not reference letters.
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.
Review of applications will begin January 19, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about these positions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Taylor Howard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
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