Lecturer in Game Development and Interactive Applications

The Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies (CAET) at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a lecturer to teach courses in the Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) emphasis within the Bachelor of Science in Arts and Entertainment major. Duties include primarily teaching undergraduate organized courses and possible service and/or committee assignments.

Teaching possibilities include the following: Creative Coding, Game History and Theory, Game Aesthetics, Writing for Games, Level Design, World Building, Game Scripting and Modding, and Advanced Game Scripting. The lecturer may also be engaged in leading the student game development teams. Applicants must be able to teach three or more of these courses.

In this interdisciplinary major, creative expression merges with technological innovation. Graduates of AET will be prepared to create digital content, lead production teams and develop new applications of technology in the evolving entertainment industry. Although The University of Texas at Austin is a Research One university, we value undergraduate education and want to hire those who agree with this and can teach to the high expectations of the students and faculty.

This position will start in August 2017. It will be a one year contract, renewable upon favorable review.

Qualifications

The successful applicant must hold either an M.A. degree, and M.F.A. degree, or a M.Sc. degree, and have professional experience in game development, in addition to teaching experience at the college level. A PhD degree in a related discipline is preferred, but not required. Qualifications should also include strong oral presentation and communication skills. Qualifications must correlate with rank and include an outstanding academic record, significant achievement in original research/creative activity/exhibition record, professional experience in game development and a commitment to quality teaching. The successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate courses, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in professional/creative research. The University of Texas at Austin and the College of Fine Arts maintain a strong commitment to gender equity, multiculturalism, and human diversity. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to human diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Please review the CAET website. Should you have any questions about the center or the position, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Bruce Pennycook, Director of CAET, bpennycook@austin.utexas.edu

Applications Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to upload 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) one document with names and contact information for three professional references, and 4) a document with a link to a portfolio of recent work. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at this URL: https://apply.interfolio.com/39375. Please do not send other supporting material unless requested. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.