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Open rank, Games and Esports – School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University



The School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University seeks a faculty member in Games and Esports. This position is open in rank and category (tenure track or career track faculty). The position begins with the Fall 2024 semester. The successful candidate will teach classes in games and esports and maintain a load of teaching, research, and service expectations as appropriate to the hire. Faculty will also advise student projects, engage with departmental events, and support recruitment and retention initiatives. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. This faculty member will serve the Tempe campus and may also have responsibilities in the ASU MIX Center in Mesa. The successful candidate must reside in the area or be willing to relocate to be able to teach in person.


About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.


About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, is located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; ASU FIDM; The Design School; and The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, and increasing the capacity of artists and designers to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit



The School of Arts, Media, and Engineering

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering is a leading transdisciplinary program in media arts and sciences with degrees at all levels. The school has state-of-the-art facilities for the development of embodied interactive media systems with focuses on rehabilitation, education, cultural networks and enactive art. AME houses artists, designers, engineers, and humanities scholars to leverage emerging technologies for public impact. The appointee’s efforts will merge with efforts of other faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in experiential media and, more broadly, the relation between culture and computing. This is an opportunity to influence a growing and recent area of emphasis in the school curriculum. For information about the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, visit


The primary responsibilities for this position will be in the programs of the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, a cross-disciplinary unit that advances technofluency – its development, application, and implication – as its mission.


We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.


Required qualifications:

  1. Masters or doctorate in game design, game development, esports management, or a related area. International candidates must hold a graduate degree.
  2. Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  3. Experience in the game and/or esports industry.
  4. For consideration for tenure-track positions, evidence of research and/or creative work consistent with the potential to achieve national recognition.


Desired qualifications:

We believe it unlikely that any candidate will meet all of the desired qualifications. The desired qualifications represent our intention to recruit a wide pool of candidates who meet the required qualifications listed above and who want to join a connected, mission-driven, hard-working team of practitioners and researchers driven by creativity and curiosity. If these qualities describe you, we encourage you to apply.

  1. Two or more years of full-time teaching experience in higher education
  2. Experience teaching in both in-person and digital environments (asynchronously and/or synchronously).
  3. Experience working in a collaborative environment and across disciplines.
  4. Ability to mentor graduate students or advanced undergraduates in digital, games, and/or esports projects.
  5. A record of teaching, research and/or service that has advanced specific goals in STEM fields or beyond.
  6. Ability to attract funding from external sponsors.


Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  1. Cover Letter that addresses the position description and required qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy, up to two pages.
  4. Name and contacts of three professional references.


All applications must be submitted electronically via


Application deadline:

The application deadline is date. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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