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Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media-DJ

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
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May 16, 2022

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Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media

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No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for multiple nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer positions anticipated to begin August 2022.

The selected candidates will contribute to the Games and Interactive Media program's mission by teaching foundations, web, and/or games courses. Appropriate specializations may include areas such as game development, web design, social media, mobile and responsive design, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and technical art. Faculty teaching responsibilities will support the Digital Media B.A. (with specializations in Web and Game Design).

NSCM is a student-centered school with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. As the selected candidates' qualifications permit, the individual may have the opportunity to support the Digital Media M.A. program and/or have the opportunity to work with students in the Strategic Communication Ph.D. program and the Text and Technology Ph.D. program. For more information about the school and its programs, visit .

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools and several centers. The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit .

UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200-degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designed as a Hispanic Servicing Institution in 2019. For more information, visit .


AA-College of Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication and Media

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Minimum Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a master's degree (for an instructor) or a doctoral degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. In addition, the selected applicants will have experience teaching game and/or web mobile design, production, and development as an instructor of record at the collegiate level for a minimum of two academic years and demonstrate evidence of teaching skills in the teaching statement submitted with their application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who are either (1) proficient in modern script languages for development on one or more platforms such as full-stack web, mobile or games, or (2) have experience and skills related to art development for real-time interactive media development relating to 2D, 3D art for games and interactive media. An emphasis on handling online and/or large classes is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This posting has been updated to reflect the correct location at the UCF Downtown Campus.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:

(1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position;

(2) a curriculum vita (CV);

(3) three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address.);

(4) a teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses any experience with online or large classes;

(5) a link to a portfolio or related work.

NOTE: When applying, please have all documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Candidates will not be considered unless all the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Debbie Doyle, HR Generalist, at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: . As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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