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Instructor or Lecturer, Games & Interactive Media


Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media

The Opportunity

The Games and Interactive Media (GaIM) program in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position, anticipated to begin in August 2024.

The ideal candidate will contribute to the GaIM mission by teaching upper-division undergraduate courses in game or web design and programming. Based on the current workload policy, the teaching load for the position will be four courses per semester. Participation in school and university service, including committee work, is also expected.

The GaIM program is a large and growing top 10-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 GaIM program is part of NSCM, which has other programs in the area of communication, film and mass media, and industry game development (FIEA) and is located at UCF's downtown campus. NSCM is a large, student-centered school with a 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, 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 one of the nation’s largest universities, with a diverse student body of approximately 69,000 students and one of the few universities to receive the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. The university offers more than 240 degree programs. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution is required by the time of hire. Candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree will be considered only if they can document ten years or more of professional experience with the games and interactive media industry.
  • Must have some teaching experience, formal or informal (e.g., tutoring, holding workshops, creating tutorial videos, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with teaching web or game programming intensive courses or with using web or game programming or scripting software.
  • Proficient in one or more of the following, with greater preference being proficient in multiple skills: HTML, CCS, PhP, MySQL, JavaScript ES6, React, MongoDB, and node.js, Python, R, C#, C++, Unity, or Unreal.
  • Familiarity with online course development.
  • Flexible skill or knowledge set related to games and interactive media is a plus.

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:

  • A letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF.
  • A curriculum vitae that includes teaching experience and other qualifications for the position.
  • A list with the names of three academic or professional references, including contact information (email address and telephone number), 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 all qualifying academic credentials.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Peter Smith, Search Committee Chair, at

Job Close Date

Open until filled. Keep in mind that a job posted as “Open until filled” may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets. Click on UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President’s Statement.

The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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