Assistant Teaching Professor in Game Design

Pennsylvania State University

United States

Assistant Teaching Professor in Game Design
Penn State University

Campus/Location:Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:Erie, PA
Date Announced:10/07/2019
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:91292
Work Unit:Penn State Behrend
Department:School of Humanaties and Social Sciences
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking applications for a two-year, full-time, non-tenure track, assistant teaching professor position in game design, beginning August 2020. The position is renewable. MFA or PhD is required. Game development background with expertise in digital animation, graphic design, character design, and digital arts is required. Proficiency in web development and programming in Unity, Unreal, or Blender is desired. First-hand experience in the games industry is desired. Candidates should have experience in university level teaching with demonstrated ability to teach theoretical and applied components and to mentor/engage students. Penn State Erie, the Behrend College is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science) and an on-campus childcare center. With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has approximately 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent; internal funds are available for scholarly activity. The School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health or energy & sustainability. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie’s cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region. Required application materials include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae that contains a link to a digital portfolio that showcases your work and that of students you have supervised. In addition, please have three letters of reference, with the job number in the subject line, sent directly to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have never applied for a Penn State job before, you will need to create a Friends of Penn State Account. Thereafter, you will be able to upload the required application materials. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years from date of hire.

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