Job: Full-Time Faculty in Game Development at Penn State Behrend

The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a non-tenure track position starting in Fall 2015. The department is looking for an enthusiastic, talented faculty member with demonstrated technical and artistic accomplishments to help develop the college’s Game Development program. The successful candidate will play an integral role in teaching our established courses, developing new courses, and contributing to interdisciplinary programs and projects. Applicants should have in-depth knowledge and skills in game development processes including but not limited to: game art and animation, game design, game programming, and/or computer graphics as demonstrated by scholarly work, teaching experience, and a portfolio of created works. The candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and to developing a program of research scholarship. A master’s degree or Ph.D. is required. Salary is competitive.


Penn State Behrend ( is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. The School of Engineering is a US News top 50 undergraduate engineering school and has over 1,450 students in our ABET accredited programs.


Erie, a metropolitan area of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania’s most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated Bayfront District while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a complete resume, a brief statement of teaching and research interests and the names of three references to the link below.  Please indicate LST as to where you found this job in your cover letter.  Choose Campus:  Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Type of Job:  Academic Jobs, see Job #56020.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups.


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