Assistant or Associate Professor Position Department of Computer Animation and Game Development
Job No: 533624
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.
Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.
The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor or Associate Tenure-Track Professor without tenure
Position Starts: Fall 2024
College: College Of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management
Department/School: Computer Animation & Game Development
Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experience, and level of appointment. (Anticipated hiring range for Assistant Level: $83,520 - $90,528 per year. Anticipated hiring range for Associate Level without tenure: $96,000-$102,972 per year).
Initial Review Date: 01/31/24; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position requires a degree from an accredited college or university in Game Development, Interactive Media, Digital Media, Communication and New Media, Computer Science or closely related field.
• Bachelors with significant sustained relevant teaching or industry experience in game development; a graduate degree in a game development-related field from an accredited university will be required to be considered for tenure or
• Masters with significant sustained relevant teaching or industry experience in game development or
• MFA or PhD, ABD may apply with the degree awarded by time of appointment.
All requirements for education and experience must be met by time of appointment.
This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of undergraduate teaching, scholarship and professional development, and service to the Program, University, and community. Service includes student advising, serving on academic committees, the industry advisory council, and outreach activities. Scholarship and professional development includes a focused area of research germane to the appointment. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the Program.
How to Apply:
Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.
The Computer Animation and Game Development Program (CAGD) serves over 400 majors offering a BS Degree with two options, one in Animation Production, and one in Game Development. The Program also offers a minor in Applied Computer Graphics, and a minor in Video Game Design. The list of CAGD courses is available at: https://catalog.csuchico.edu/courses/cagd/. More information can be found at http://www.csuchico.edu/cagd/.
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Clarke Steinback, Search Committee Chair
Computer Animation and Game Development
400 W. First St.
Chico, CA 95929-0003
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml.
All work must be performed within the State of California.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.
All positions are contingent on funding.
About Chico State:
Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.
The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.
Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/4774950
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