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Instructor or Lecturer, FIEA


Instructor or Lecturer – Programming Faculty

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)


The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) anticipated to begin August 2022.


The successful candidate will contribute to the FIEA M.S. Interactive Entertainment graduate program's mission by teaching low-level game programming and team-based project courses. The candidate may instruct in an undergraduate course in the fall and/or spring semester in programming, technical tools, production or support research or sponsored activities in the game-related or simulation industries. The instructional assignments are expected to be in-person at the graduate level. Virtual technologies are utilized for a team, and one-on-one instruction within the program and various modes may be applied in any undergraduate assignment. In addition to a teaching assignment, service responsibilities are also part of the faculty assignment. This includes recruitment, student advising (academic, professional and career), participating in the school's academic life (e.g., attending faculty meetings, serving on school committees), and professional, instructional and community service in the game and simulation industries.


By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a master's (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in computer science, interactive technologies or a related field with game industry related and/or instructional experience from an accredited institution. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field with more than 10 years of game industry-related and/or instruction experience may be considered.


The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and proficient in programming languages C/C++, demonstrate programming and problem-solving skills, be familiar with network architectures and data structure, and have evidence of effective teaching and/or mentoring.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge and experience in game engines, Unreal Engine, Unity or a proprietary engine or system; have experience in interdisciplinary team-based approaches to instruction; and have a masters’ or terminal degree with more than 5 years of game industry and/or instructional experience.


The FIEA program is ranked as the #1 graduate game design program by The Princeton Review. For more information about the program and school visit


NSCM is a student-centered school with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching and service to students and the community. For more information about the school and its programs, visit


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 (R1) university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. 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


UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload:

1.     A letter of application (cover letter) indicating qualifications for the position.

2.     A Curriculum Vita (CV) or resume.

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

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


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.

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.