Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Interactive Media and Game Design - SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Utica, NY
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Location: Utica, NY

Category: Academic

Posted On: Mon Nov 8 2021

Job Description:
Description of Duties:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute's College ofArts and SciencesDepartment ofCommunication and Humanitiesinvites applications for a full-timetenure-trackAssistant, Associate or Full ProfessorofInteractive Media and Game Design.The successful applicant willengage in scholarly research and/or artistic practice involving undergraduates and teach classes in our Interactive Media and Game Design program.

We are eager to hear from candidates withdemonstrated commitments both teaching and research, and a commitment to cultivating diversity inthe university and professional work environment.

The successful candidate will have a robust agenda for research and/or artistic practice, as well as the ability or interest to teach a variety of courses in our curriculum. We are seeking candidates who can teach courses in game development, and who specifically have expertise in programming (in C++, C#, and other object-oriented languages), UI and UX design, distributed systems, and/or serious games. We are also interested in candidates with interests in mobile platforms, virtual and/or augmented reality and interactivity beyond the traditional games industry. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for a Wolfspeed Endowed Chair position, which can be found on the Academicsection of our Employment Opportunities .

Specific duties, in addition to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduate students, will include teaching three courses and/or studios per semester (3 or 4 credits each).During the first two years of the appointment, a reduced teaching load to include two classes per semester can be anticipated, providingan opportunity to establish a research program and develop courses. Faculty also may use funds from externally-sponsored research programs to reduce their teaching loads.

Otherresponsibilities include contributing to the assessment and continued development ofInteractive Media and Game Designcourses, and contributing to the University community through committee service and other activities.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. (ABD considered) or MFA or similar terminal degree in a discipline related to Interactive Media and Game Design, from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized organization.

Only complete applications will be considered. Interested applicants should submitacurriculumvitae and a cover letter or statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy, with a focus on teaching undergraduate students, and past contributions and plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, and a list of three references.In addition, applicants should include in their statement a description of current and future research interests, including a discussion of opportunities to develop or continue externally funded research.

Applicants for Associate or Full professor with well-established research programs should include in their cover letters a statement on their current program and describe how they would shift their program to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Applicants for Associate or Full professor with interests in academic administration, including potential appointment as department chair, should include a statement detailing their interest and experiences in academic leadership and curriculum development and assessment.

SUNY Poly supports efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Additional Information:
About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

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