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The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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Lecturer in Game Design


ABOUT THE POSITION: The Department of Art, Art History & Design at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Game Design to begin on August 7, 2024.  A full-time lecturer at UAH is a teaching position with a 4/4 load and no research responsibilities. Women and people from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 


APPOINTMENT DATE: August 7, 2024



·         MFA in Game Design or equivalent degree

·         In-depth knowledge of game design, video game scripting, and video game production pipelines and processes

·         The ability to teach Introductory Game Design (tabletop), Game Scripting (currently primarily using Unreal), and advanced, team-based production classes


Not required but preferred:


·         College teaching experience

·         Game development experience (including published titles) 

·         The ability to teach courses in other interactive design areas, such as web design and creative coding.

·         AR and VR development experience is a plus.


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Art, Art History & Design is a vibrant, growing program that offers BA and BFA degrees in six concentrations, as well as interdisciplinary minors in Web Communications and Game Design and Development. The Department values collaboration and is dedicated to student engagement and success. It has three galleries as well as one off-campus project space. It is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility.


ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville comprises nine departments and 88 full-time faculty. We offer a wide array of programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Including 21 B.A. programs, five M.A. programs, one Ph.D. program, and eight certificate programs. The college has also led the way in creating several interdisciplinary minors, such as

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Justice and Equity Studies, User Experience, Web Communications, and Game Design and Development. Our class sizes are relatively small, and our collegial faculty are committed to our students’ success.


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of America’s premier doctoral-granting, comprehensive universities known for addressing some of the world’s greatest technological challenges. UAH, a part of The University of Alabama System, offers an environment where students are able to explore, discover, create, and communicate knowledge. With six academic colleges, a Graduate School, an Honors College, more than 100 areas of study, and 17 high-tech research centers, UAH is a Carnegie R1 top-tier research university. UAH is where technology and human understanding converge and prepare students to transform their future. Learn more at


ABOUT HUNTSVILLE: Defense, space, telecommunications, biotechnology, diversified manufacturing and a variety of emerging specialties provide challenging work in Huntsville, also known as the Rocket City. The area enjoys a favorable cost of living and quality of life in the Southeast. More than 1.2 million people reside in the Huntsville metro area, and it is now the largest city in Alabama. From outdoor recreational activities to an enhanced arts and entertainment community, Huntsville contributes to a wonderful way to live, work, and play. Learn more at


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 8th, 2024 or until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applications for this position must include (1) a letter of application, (2) a current vitae, (3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a link to an online portfolio (including student work if applicable), (5) original graduate transcripts, (6) three letters of reference with contact information consisting of name, address, telephone number, and email address and (7) because the University of Alabama in Huntsville desires to recruit and retain high-quality faculty who share the University's values, applicants for faculty positions are required to provide a statement, maximum of 1 page, on how their teaching, research and service contribute to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment.


Please refer to log number: 24-25-393


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/women/veterans/disabled.