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Instructor or Lecturer, Games & Interactive Media


Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media


The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an instructor or lecturer position in the Games and Interactive Media program. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment. The position is anticipated to begin in January 2024.


The successful candidate will contribute to the Games and Interactive Media mission by teaching primarily game art-related coursework, with a focus on 3D Modeling and related approaches. Based on the current workload policy, the teaching load for each position will be four courses per semester. The selected candidate will also be expected to participate in school and university service, including committee work.


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 may be considered for an instructor position 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.).


Successful applicants must be proficient in Maya (3D Modeling software).


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with teaching 3D Modeling or who have professional paid experience in a position that includes using 3D Modeling software. A strong emphasis is placed on candidates who not only possess the ability to teach additional courses within the game design track, including areas such as Digital Sculpting, Photoshop, and game art fundamentals, but who also demonstrate expertise in creating game-ready 3D assets through industry-standard workflows and practices. This includes a deep understanding of optimizing models for real-time rendering, UV mapping, texture baking, and other processes crucial for producing high-quality assets for game environments.


In addition, candidates who can offer coursework related to Game and Digital Art at the Foundations and fundamentals areas will be given extra consideration. We value individuals who can contribute holistically to our game design program and inspire students to excel in both the creative and technical aspects of 3D modeling and game development.


The Games and Interactive Media program is a large and growing top 10-ranked game design program (#6, according to Princeton Review). The 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 (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 and friendly 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 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, For more information, visit


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 68,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. UCF is invested in responsive pedagogy. For more information, visit


Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities 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. The letter must include how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students and outline your experience with various modes of delivery (virtual vs. in-person) as well as other related qualifications for the position.

2.     A curriculum vitae or resume.

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


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.


The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.


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


Questions about these positions should be directed to Debbie Doyle, Human Resources Generalist, 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.


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