Art & Design Games and Playable Media Program: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)
The Art and Design: Games and Playable Meda Program (AGPM) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates who are pursuing careers as creative and distinctive designers within the field, and who have experience teaching game design at the college or university level. We have a preference for candidates with multidisciplinary orientation bridging areas of games and playable media, which includes digital video games, interactive environment design, alternative physical interfaces, animation, sound design, etc. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of game design, critical game studies, and the history and aesthetics of play. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include interactive installations and sculpture, performance, and game design as social practice. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching.
Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: University teaching experience; a notable exhibition record, with professional experience in contemporary practice of game design and playable media, which may include interactive installation and sculpture, digital video, animation, social media, sound art and physical computing, and application development; a working knowledge of standard digital tools and software along with knowledge of current theories and practices in the field; and experience in an Apple Macintosh environment is preferred.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS M.F.A. or Ph.D. (practice or research based) or equivalent foreign degree in relevant field of study: or four years of equivalent professional experience in artistic and creative work consisting of national and/or international record of performances, exhibitions, or installations in museums, galleries, festivals, or alternative venues engaging the general public.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
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RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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