Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer of Game Design and Development

Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer of Game Design and Development

Penn State Behrend's School of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to hire a full-time non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of Game Design and Development starting Fall 2023. Qualified candidates must hold at least a Master's degree and have experience developing and teaching the creation of video games. The successful candidate will work with the Digital Media, Arts, and Technology program and the Computer Science and Software Engineering department, advising students, and providing service to the school, college, and University.

The typical teaching load for this position is four courses a semester, with the potential for some variance. Teaching assignments will be at the undergraduate level and may include both residential and virtual delivery. The successful candidate will teach core and elective courses for the Game Development minor, especially those in-game narrative design and media. They may teach or co-teach the Game Development capstone course with faculty in Computer Science and Software Engineering. They may also teach in the discipline in which they were trained. Some experience in scripting or programming games is preferred, as is a willingness to collaborate with several intersecting fields.

Please upload a cover letter describing your qualifications, interest, teaching experience/philosophy, and curriculum vitae at the time of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Penn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in-college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on the teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to teaching and scholarship, students' holistic development, and principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie with more than a quarter of a million people, is a significant tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year-round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie's cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just university.

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