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Open-Rank Teaching Professor in Games

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) of Northeastern University seeks exceptional applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Teaching Professor (open rank) position in Games for the MS in Game Science and Design and the undergraduate Game Design Programs on the Boston campus.

We are seeking interdisciplinary applicants who are practicing game developers with specific expertise in game production, user research, and game design. Applicants should have a passion for advancing the design and development of games through their teaching, mentorship, and leadership. Ideal candidates are active participants in the field with key contacts in the game industry, and experienced speakers/writers about their creative practice.

Successful candidates will teach existing courses in, game production, game design, user research, and/or game studio courses, and help our game development students to manage their projects and successfully release and promote their games to audiences outside the University. The position offers opportunities towards curriculum development and collaboration with research faculty in games towards the creation of game development projects across art, health, AI, sustainability, aging, and other relevant domains. This position is renewable and can be taken two-thirds time to continue the applicant’s engagement and practice in industry.

Qualifications

A terminal degree in the areas of art or design (PhD or MFA) or equivalent professional experience in Games prior to the start date of the position is required. The duties and responsibilities of the position begin in August 2024. Experience with mentoring junior developers/student interns and hybrid delivery methods is preferred. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the graduate (GSND) and undergraduate (GAME) game programs. A full course load with a 1.0 fte appointment will be 3 courses per semester (6 in total) with the opportunity to teach in the summer (May-August) for extra compensation. With a two-thirds time appointment, the course load is reduced to 2 courses per semester. The position's standard duties consist of 80% teaching, 10% service and 10% creative practice. Candidates should be open to the possibility of working with the department heads on delivering coursework in a hybrid learning format.

Salary Grade:

FAC

Additional Information:

All applications must be submitted electronically at https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers. If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply” above. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application describing relevant professional and teaching experience, and how they can support our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students, 2) a curriculum vitae and 3) evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references.

Letters of recommendation, research statements, and portfolios of creative work should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. The start date for the position is Fall 2024. Inquiries may be directed to chair of the search committee Mark Sivak, m.sivak@northeastern.edu. Review of applications will begin January 17 and continue until the position is filled.

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Oakland, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; Seattle, WA; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs — in a variety of on-campus and online formats — lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 230 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

Position Type

Academic

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.