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The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an instructor or lecturer teaching in the Department of Games and Interactive Media. This is a nine-month, non-tenure earning position that includes teaching and service-based duties. The anticipated start date is August 2019.

The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of games and interactive media through teaching courses in foundations, web, and/or games. Appropriate specializations may include areas such as game development, web design, social media, mobile and responsive design, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and technical art. Faculty teaching responsibilities will support the Digital Media B.A. (with specializations in Web and Social Platforms and Game Design).

This position is among those that will be based at UCF Downtown, when the campus opens in fall 2019. Located in downtown Orlando, the new campus will be home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students to study degree programs that align with emerging industries, within walking distance of jobs and internships. The candidates selected for these positions will have the opportunity to take part in shaping an innovative 21st-century learning environment. For more information, visit www.ucf.edu/downtown.

NSCM is a very student-centered school, with a very 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. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. NSCM currently offers eight baccalaureates and four master’s degree programs. A new Ph.D. program in strategic communication is planned to launch fall 2019. For more information about the school and its programs, visit http://communiation.cos.ucf.edu.

UCF, one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 67,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened 50 years ago. UCF believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees and students is critical to our success as a university, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university is classified as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity” and a “Community Engagement” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 200-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. 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 http://www.ucf.edu.

By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a master’s degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for a lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Candidates must also possess teaching experience or demonstrated evidence of teaching-related activities, such as workshops, training, or scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preference for candidates who are either 1) proficient in modern scripting languages for development on one or more platforms, such as web, mobile, or games, or 2) have experience and skills related to art development for interactive media. The ideal candidate will show evidence of teaching skills online and/or in large classes.

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:http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The university requires that all applicants apply online at https://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the contact information for three professional references; 4) and a link to a portfolio or related work.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin once the position is closed. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. Please direct any questions related to the position to Joe Muley, at jmuley@ucf.edu.