Game Design and Interactive Media (GDIM)
Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives
The University of New Haven seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in its new interdisciplinary program in Game Design and Interactive Media. Candidates with backgrounds from a wide range of disciplines and approaches to game design, including arts, design, and emerging technologies, are encouraged to apply. The Game Design and Interactive Media program offers students a rigorous interdisciplinary experience exposing them to innovative gaming courses from fields including Music, Literature, Creative Writing, Sociology, Psychology, Art and Design, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Communication. This new program is part of the gaming ecosystem at the university and aligns with separate partner programs in Esports and a Game Design and Development concentration in Computer Science, allowing students to prepare for a wide variety of careers in gaming and related fields.
The successful candidate must possess either a Ph.D. in a related field with experience teaching game design and interactive media courses or a master’s degree with significant professional work experience in the gaming and/or interactive media industry. This new faculty member should be prepared to step into the classroom to teach students core principles of game design and interactive media and facilitate teams of students in the design of games in workshops, studio classes, and special projects. The opportunity exists to teach both established courses and to develop brand new courses for the program. The person who fills this position will also have the opportunity to take a leadership role within this program and help guide its growth.
Candidates are expected to be fluent with interdisciplinary contexts and effective at working with faculty and students across multiple disciplines. Our ideal colleague will be highly collaborative and eager to work with faculty and students to grow this program.
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Diversity and Inclusion:
The University of New Haven is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University seeks candidates whose teaching, research and/or service has prepared them to contribute diversity and inclusion in our academic community. Applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship and/or service, contributes to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.
All information on candidates will be kept confidential. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) a concise (1 page) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course evaluations, current syllabi, sample assignments/assessments), 5) a one-page diversity and inclusion statement, 6) Portfolio of Professional Work (10 projects), 7) Portfolio of Student Work (10 projects), 8) and the names of three current professional references with mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers online at http://apply.interfolio.com/129994
The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.