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Ast. Prof. of Immersive & Emerging Media

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 Assistant Professor of Immersive and Emerging Media

The Department of Film, Animation and New Media within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa is seeking a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of virtual technology and media to teach classes in interactive experiences, virtual production, virtual immersive environment development, and multimedia production beginning in August 2021.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area.  UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester over two 15-week semesters per academic year. Successful applicants will hold a terminal degree such as an MFA, MPS, or PhD by time of appointment to teach undergraduate and possibly graduate courses. 


Ideal candidates should have a strong background with game engines such as Unreal Engine, as well as creating immersive environments. We highly value those candidates who can demonstrate teaching excellence. In addition, we are especially seeking someone with the ability to use Sequencer to create cutscenes, and narrative content. Experience of blueprints and other scripting languages is also highly desirable. Game development, virtual production and cinematography skills are a plus. 

Please apply online at ut.edu/jobs.

Applicants should be prepared to attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing specific qualifications and professional/research interests pertinent to this position - the cover letter should address the candidate‚Äôs experience teaching in diverse environments, links to professional/research portfolio.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.