: 2471 (BSDT Becker School of Design and Technology)Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: Nov 27, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Becker School of Design and Technology at Clark University invites applications for a Teaching Professor of Interactive Media Generalist starting Fall 2022 at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor. This position is indefinitely renewable.
The Becker School of Design and Technology offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in Interactive Media with a multitude of concentration tracks such as Game Design, Game Programming, 2D Art, 3D Art, Game Audio, Game Narrative, as well as the ability for students to design their own with faculty mentorship which may include areas such as Serious Games, Game Culture & History, or AR/VR. Our professors are committed designers, developers, and teachers, and actively collaborate with faculty at Clark and institutions and organizations worldwide. Our students participate in original development and exploration of new technology for interactive media and place highly in creative media contests and hackathons. Our graduates have enrolled in distinguished academic institutions, are hired by leading interactive media or game-adjacent companies, or become entrepreneurs in the field.
A significant component of our cutting-edge curriculum is The Game Studio, a required, multi-year, multidisciplinary, credit bearing, development studio in which students, faculty, and community partners collaborate on titles from ideation to initial launch. Additional information on The Game Studio and the department is available at our program website.
The normal teaching load for a Teaching Professor of Interactive Media faculty member is 6 courses per academic year. Position responsibilities include developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and possibly graduate level, and carries the expectation of advising/mentoring students, and actively engaging in multi-disciplinary collaborative projects among faculty, staff, and students.
Candidates are expected to have an M.F.A. or other terminal degree in interactive media, games, emergent media, digital arts, computer science, or related field. Candidates' portfolios should demonstrate expertise with industry tools for content creation including Unity and Unreal engines and reflect professional experience in one (or more) of the following fields: game development, XR development, serious games, AI for interactive media, simulation development, interactive/emergent media studies, interactive art & installation, or game audio.
We look for an energetic colleague with significant teaching experience, a proven passion to work collaboratively, and prior and future commitment to contributing to and promoting a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, creative practice, and service.
As a Teaching Professor, a candidate should have a track record of effective, progressive, and inspiring teaching and/or mentoring. Ideally, the new faculty will demonstrate connections to the entertainment and game industries and/or the fine arts community.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
- CV with portfolio
- Teaching Statement
- Diversity Statement
- 3 Letters of recommendation with contact information
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.