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Instructor Games and Interactive Media


Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media


The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in the Games and Interactive Media program anticipated to begin August 2023.


Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution by the start of employment. Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree will be considered only if they can document ten years or more of professional experience within the games and interactive media industry. Candidates must have some teaching experience, formal or informal (e.g., tutoring, holding workshops, creating tutorial videos, etc.), and a familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite.


The successful candidate will be proficient in any of the following skills, with greater preference given to candidates proficient in Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience with online course development and/or mentoring others. Adobe certification or evidence of other advanced professional involvement with the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.


The Games and Interactive Media program is a large and growing top 15-ranked game design program (Princeton Review) that can teach games and interactive media courses including, but not limited to, game, web, XR, design and storytelling. The Games and Interactive Media program is part of the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, which has other programs in the areas of Communication, Film and Mass media, and industry game development within the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) and is located at UCF Downtown.


NSCM is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. NSCM is a student-centered school with a collegial faculty and staff. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. 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


The University of Central Florida (UCF), located in Orlando, is a public research university invested in unleashing the potential within every individual; enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. At UCF, we solve tomorrow's greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive, and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery, and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond. A Hispanic Serving Institution, UCF is home to a diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. UCF is invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to its mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. 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 the following:

1.     A letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF, highlighting teaching experience and other qualifications of the position.

2.     A curriculum vitae.

3.     A one-page statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your teaching, your ability to teach using different modes of delivery, and addressing how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students in one of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.

4.     A list of three academic or professional references with names and contact information, not reference letters.


NOTE: 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.


Review of the applications will begin January 19, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.


Questions regarding the position should be directed to Taylor Howard, Search Committee Chair, at


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.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.