Job: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Games (NY Metro Area)

The Department of Film, Television, Games and Interactive Media Marist College invites applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Games and Interactive Media to join the School of Communication and the Arts beginning in fall 2019. The faculty member will be teaching courses in the Media Studies & Production major and Games & Emerging Media program (which is recognized as one of the top 40 game programs in the world by Princeton Review). We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.


  • An M.F.A., Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: game art, game development, Unity, design, virtual reality, augmented reality, modding, and/or human-computer interaction.
  • Ability to teach courses that align with their expertise, selected from a range of courses such as Introduction to Design, Digital Toolbox, Game Art, Unity, Level Design, Business of Games, and/or Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • A well-articulated research and/or creative agenda in interactive media, games or related field
  • Contact with industry leaders and ability to expand partnerships
  • Significant professional experience in game development, art, or design

The Department of Film, Television, Games and Interactive Media has more than 120 students enrolled in two majors (Media Studies and Production and Games and Emerging Media) and 20+ full-time and part-time faculty members. The School of Communication and the Arts is home to a nationally renowned internship program, the Center for Sports Communication, the Center for Social Media, and a wide variety of discipline-specific student groups and clubs, including the innovative PlayLab. Our students regularly participate in case study competitions and other and award-winning student projects.

The School of Communication and the Arts prepares students for dynamic careers in the fields of communication, digital media, journalism, fashion, fine arts, graphic design, and many others. No matter their major, students combine cutting-edge classroom instruction with unique and distinctive real-world opportunities.

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus.  A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

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