The Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We seek outstanding applicants with a record of successful collegiate teaching, creative practice, and research in digital games. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate program and formation of a graduate program in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences The selected candidate will join a diverse, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental faculty whose research spans game technology, game studies, design, interactive narrative, educational games, serious games, psychological and cognitive dimensions of games, indie game production, and games as an art form.
The successful candidate must have experience in creating games and a working knowledge of current game engines and development environments such as Unity3D or Unreal Engine 4. The faculty member in this position will teach courses in game design and development, advise undergraduate and graduate students, perform university and professional service, and will contribute to the development of a new graduate program in GSAS. The ability to successfully seek external funding and forge corporate and foundation partnerships is required.
Responsibilities include teaching courses such as Introduction to Game Design; Game Development; Game Studies; UI/UX design for Games; 3D modeling and game art; and higher level graduate technical and special topics courses in the area of the candidate’s specialty.
Please visit http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/3064 to view a full description of the qualifications for the position and to apply. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/3064.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.
The Games and Simulations Arts & Sciences Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is consistently ranked as one of the top games programs in North America, with an interdisciplinary curriculum combining practical and theoretical approaches to game development across multiple disciplines. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering.