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Assistant Professor, Games and Interactive Media

Apply now Posting Number: 493302
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor, Games and Interactive Media

Department/School:

School of Communications & The Arts

Job Summary:

The Department of Film, Television, Games and Interactive Media Marist College invites applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Games and Interactive Media to join the School of Communication and the Arts beginning in Fall 2023. The faculty member will be teaching courses in the Media Studies & Production major and Games & Emerging Media program (which is recognized as one of the top 50 game programs in the world by Princeton Review). We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An M.F.A., Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: game art, game development, Unity engine, Unreal engine, game design, virtual reality, augmented reality, modding, and/or human-computer interaction.
  • Ability to teach courses that align with their expertise, selected from a range of courses such as Introduction to Design, Digital Toolbox, Game Art, Unity Engine, Unreal Engine, Level Design, Business of Games, and/or Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.

Essential Functions:

Applicants should have the ability to teach in the field of game development, as well as the ability to help develop new curricula in this field. Applicants should have a well-articulated research and/or creative agenda in games.

Required duties besides teaching and research include engagement in college and professional services such as advising/mentoring students, serving on department, school, or college committees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Contact with industry leaders and ability to expand partnerships and career opportunities for students
  • Significant professional experience in game development, art, or design

Special Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Cover Letter and CV are required for the first round of review. Advancing candidates may be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of sample syllabi and assignments, teaching statement, diversity statement, a writing sample, and other additional materials.

About the Department/School:

The Department of Film, Television, Games and Interactive Media has more than 120 students enrolled in two majors (Media Studies and Production and Games and Emerging Media) and 20+ full-time and part-time faculty members. The School of Communication and the Arts is home to a nationally renowned internship program, the Center for Sports Communication, the Center for Social Media, and a wide variety of discipline-specific student groups and clubs, including the innovative PlayLab. Our students regularly participate in case study competitions and other and award-winning student projects.

The Film, Television, Games and Interactive Media Department is housed in Marist’s School of Communication and the Arts, which prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist’s location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about

Type of Position:

Full-time

Classification:

Faculty (Full-Time)

Months per Year:

9

Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching.

Hours per Week:

37.5

Location:

Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:

1

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

 

 

 

 

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