Job: Assistant professor in game design and development – Quinnipiac University

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of the assistant professor in game design and development to begin August 2013.

In addition to teaching and course development full time faculty responsibilities include service to the university and the community as well as the pursuit of scholarship and research in the field. Special consideration will be given to applicants open to collaborating on projects and activities that involve the community, education and raise the visibility of the program.

Further details after the jump

Candidates should be open to collaborating with colleagues within the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Arts and Science in developing new emerging forms such as storytelling, audio narrative or interactive theater, as well as developing games in collaboration with faculty in the Schools of Business, Communications, Law, Health Sciences, and Medicine.

In addition to the primary responsibilities of contributing to the game design program, candidates may be called upon to teach in the university’s core seminar series on “The Individual in the Community,” “Our National Community,” and “The Global Community.” Our department values excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service to the university and community.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants:
Qualified applicants must have an MFA or terminal degree in a related field. Experience in industry or a background in game creation, interactive arts and media is preferred. Previous teaching experience at the college level is required. The successful applicant will demonstrate a dedication to teaching along with a demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses on game design or game art at the undergraduate level. Also necessary is a strong commitment to collegiality and collaboration as a member of a team in building a program that emphasizes serious and meaningful analog and digital games.

Applications must be submitted electronically and must include:
A cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Samples of student work, relevant professional or creative work and scholarship.

After initial consideration has been completed, candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to send three letters of reference, evidence of teaching performance and a copy of transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

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