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Assistant Professor Game Design & Development


Assistant/Associate Professor

Game Design and Development

School of Fine Arts, Digital Media & Design Program

University of Connecticut


The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Digital Media and Design Program invites applications for a full-time nine-month, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Game Design and Development. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes within the context of a new BFA/MFA digital games program, in addition to supporting faculty collaborations in game design and implementation through the Digital Media Center.The position begins 8/22/2013.


The successful candidate will have working knowledge of the underlying academic disciplines and professional practices involved in game design, including graphic design and animation, artificial intelligence, theater, narrative development, human cognition, computer programming, and human-computer interaction. This candidate will develop and deliver core courses in game studies and game design. These courses may include “History and Culture of Games,” “Introduction to Game Design,” “Advanced Game Design and Mechanics,” and “Narrative Design.” The candidate will participate in building collaborations across the disciplines intersecting with game studies, including the fields within the humanities and social sciences; art; design; education; engineering; and business. Excellent communication skills and a collaborative predisposition are essential.

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