At Purdue University, the Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) is one of six units in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. The unit offers a BS and MS in Computer Graphics Technology and participates in the Polytechnic Institute PhD program. CGT balances undergraduate and graduate education with a strong research and engagement agenda. For additional information, refer to: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/cgt. The department includes majors in game development & design, animation & visual effects, data visualization, and UX design. The department includes majors in game development & design, animation & visual effects, data visualization, and UX design.
The CGT department is seeking to fill a tenure-track position on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus in the area of game development & design. The candidate will begin employment in August 2023. We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are a research-intensive department and thus require faculty to maintain a productive and funded research agenda. Animation, VFX, and games are complementary areas in CGT. This position is focused on the games area. CGT’s games and games adjacent programs are technically oriented, with previous post-graduation student placement success concentrated in the domains of game programming, technical art, technical animation, technical design, game production, technical direction, and 3D modeling. CGT alumni are leaders in the highest echelons of today’s games and animation industries.
Qualifications and Expectations: An earned PhD in a field related to game development and design. Earned degree focus areas may include, but are not limited to: computer science, engineering, technology, game development, game design, 3D modeling, or other games-adjacent degrees. Though this is an in-person position, applicants must be able to perform their duties via remote work should circumstances demand.
Job Description: The faculty member will develop and implement an actively supported research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, support the undergraduate majors in Game Development & Design, Animation, and Visual Effects, advise doctoral and master-level students.
Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to supporting research through external funding, teaching, and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, graduate student mentoring.
Free and Open Inquiry: Purdue University, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and the Department of Computer Graphics Technology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.
Equity and Inclusion: Purdue University’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement indicating their past experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
All candidates need to apply through the Success Factors link found here: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/24757/. Review of applications will begin no later than April 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, research philosophy statement, an equity and inclusion statement, a professional portfolio, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
Purdue University's Department of Computer Graphics Technology is committed to advancing equity and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Equity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values equity and inclusion.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Any questions about this position should be sent to the search committee chair:
Dr. David Whittinghill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Computer Graphics Technology
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.