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Director, School of Interactive Games and Media


Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Director of the School of Interactive Games and Media, Tenured Professor

The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is inviting applications for the position of Director of the School of Interactive Games and Media, Tenured Professor.

The Director of the School of Interactive Games and Media will lead a world class, top tier program into its next phase. To exercise leadership of an award winning, cutting-edge, collegial, and motivated professional community working with a global footprint, the School Director must be an equally accomplished and respected peer.

We are seeking a proven leader with experience in game and media development, or related fields, a track record of funded research, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and demonstrated ability to manage an academic unit. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, as well as the ability to provide leadership and support for faculty research, scholarship and curriculum development.

This administrative appointment is for four years (ten months plus part-time summer) and may be renewed. The anticipated start date is July 2020.


Candidate Qualifications

The following minimum qualifications are required:

• A terminal degree in a related discipline; PhD preferred.

• Associate or Full Professor, or Equivalent Industry Rank, or experience commensurate with the rank of professor in game and media development or related fields

• Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level in game design/development, interactive media, or related areas.

• Strong Commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

• Preparation to assume the administrative responsibilities associated with leading a department which includes approximately 35 faculty and staff and over 800 undergraduate and 60 graduate students.

Submission Credentials

Applications with all required documents should be submitted electronically to: as soon as possible before February 15, 2020. and include the following:

• Cover Letter Addressing the Listed Qualifications

• Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume (include all jobs since undergraduate degree)

• Letter of Intent

• List of Publications

• Research Statement

• Leadership Statement (include leadership and communication style)

• Portfolio of Work (provide a PDF or a link to a website)

• Statement of Diversity Contribution

• Five references (provide names, titles, telephone numbers, email addresses, city/state. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior approval/consent.)

Application Process

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials as soon as possible before February 15, 2020 to:

Requests for additional information and referrals should be sent to:

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Reach

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov


Amy Perrone, Principal


325 N. Maple Drive, Suite #5136

Beverly Hills, California 90210

Mobile: 424-234-1422


Deadline: February 15, 2020 for full consideration

Type: Tenure Professor

Employment Type: Full-Time Appointment

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department Disciplines: game design, game development, game programming, game engines, new media, interactive media, virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive software development, simulations, experimental interfaces, digital humanities, digital social sciences, human-computer interaction (HCI), interactive narrative, game jams, 2d animation, 3d animation, and/or video games. 

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