Job: New Faculty Position in Game Design at Carnegie Mellon University

The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University invites game design professionals to apply for a new full-time, non-tenure teaching track professor position at the ETC Carnegie Mellon University in Redwood Shores, CA.

Ideal candidates for this position have a passion for exploring the full potential of interactive media, have an active interest in game design as it is applied on small and large teams, have a high level of expertise developing experiences from playable prototype to polished completion, and have teaching, research and professional experience in this area. Both industry and independent game development will be highly valued in the review of candidates, along with a portfolio of games designed (including digital, tabletop, big games, etc.).  Experience in creative direction or user experience design, or both, is a plus. Familiarity with gameplay programming is a bonus. While preferred, an advanced degree is not required for candidates with extensive professional experience in game design.
Responsibilities include teaching, advising, service, supervising student projects, and continued creative/research activities and scholarship in the field. The position begins fall of 2016. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The ETC at CMU ( is the premiere professional graduate program for interactive entertainment as it is applied across a variety of fields. The ETC offers a unique two-year Masters in Entertainment Technology degree that is jointly conferred by the School of Computer Science and the College of Fine Arts. The ETC offers a minor in game design for CMU undergraduates. At the ETC, graduate students work in interdisciplinary teams and create engaging interactive experiences through semester-long projects that originate from external sponsors, faculty research, grants, or student pitches. Projects focus on learning, health, training and social impact; and development of games, animation, location-based installations, augmented reality, mobile devices, robotics, interactive performances, transmedia storytelling and more. We emphasize leadership, innovation and communication by creating challenging experiences through which students learn how to collaborate, experiment, and iterate solutions.  The ETC in California is hosted by Electronic Arts at their Redwood City location. Entertainment Technology Center is simply different, we strive to design experiences that educate, engage and inspire.
The application process:
Applications must be in PDF format and include (1) resume that highlights games designed, (2) teaching and creative interest statement, (3) the names and email addresses of three or more individuals who can be asked to provide letters of reference. The Search Committee will not directly request letters until the final round of the process. Please reference the ETC in your cover letter for the position.
Applications and references should be submitted via email to: Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applications should indicate citizenship and, for non-US citizens, current visa status.   The deadline for complete applications is April 15, 2016, although we will begin reviewing qualified applicants on April 11, 2016.
Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups. CMU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies.


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