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The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) and the FIEA (M.S. Interactive Entertainment) graduate program in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a highly motivated and exceptionally qualified faculty to support the interdisciplinary team-based graduate curriculum.  The FIEA program is ranked as the #1 graduate game design program by The Princeton Review.  The successful candidate will be appointed as a twelve-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in the FIEA graduate program.  The anticipated employment start date will be on or before January 3, 2022.

The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of NSCM through teaching courses at the graduate level in FIEA and the undergraduate level in the Games and Interactive Media (GaIM) program. 

The instructional assignments are expected to be in-person at the graduate level.  Virtual technologies are utilized for team and one-on-one instruction within the program and various modes may be applied in any undergraduate assignment. 

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate must hold a master's degree in digital arts, interactive technologies or related field (for instructor) from an accredited institution with game industry-related and/or instructional experience; or a bachelor’s degree in digital arts, interactive technologies or related field (for instructor) from an accredited institution with extensive years of game industry-related and/or instructional experience; or a terminal degree (for lecturer) in digital arts, interactive technologies or related field from an accredited institution.  The successful candidate will have appropriate specialization in a majority of the following areas: level design, game art asset pipeline, lighting, block design/whitebox, Blueprints Visual Scripting, 3D digital art tools and technology.  The successful candidate must have evidence of effective teaching and/or mentoring.

Preference will be given to the candidate who also demonstrates knowledge and experience in the Unreal game engine. Additional preference may be given to candidates with the specified master’s degrees, more than 3 years of game industry and/or instructional experience, and candidates with the specified bachelor’s degrees and more than 7 years of game industry and/or instructional experience.

Direction and related duties may include recruitment and professional, instructional and community service in the game and simulation industries.

For more information about the program and school visit:

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)

Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM)

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers.  The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success.  For more information, visit

UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation.  With a diverse student body of more than 72,000 students, UCF is one of the country's largest universities.  The university offers more than 200-degree programs.  UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019.  For more information, visit

To be considered, you must apply online at and attach the following materials:

(1)    A curriculum vita (CV) or Resume.

(2)    Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).

(3)    A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach in a team-based curriculum.

(4)    Links to any reference works

NOTE: When applying, please have all your documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Applicants will not be considered if all of the above materials are not received. You are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Debbie Doyle, Human Resources Generalist, at 407-823-5570.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.




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