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Tenure Track Position in Game Development

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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Tenure Track Position in Game DevelopmentDept. of Computer Science & Information Technology

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Game Development beginning Fall 2023. The Game Development major is an interdisciplinary program incorporating courses from numerous department (Computer Science & Information Technology, Art & Design, English, Music, Mathematics, Communication Studies, and Cinema, Television & Media Production) to provide students with the opportunity to pursue a variety of careers in the field. This interdisciplinary approach to Game Development distinguishes KU’s Game Development major from other programs in this area of study.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education. The successful candidate must have at least one year of teaching, research or industry experience in game development. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: candidate must either hold a doctorate or be ABD with completion by December 31, 2024 in Game Development, Computer Science, or a closely related field. Teaching will include game development and related courses, as well as other departmental courses, for majors and non-majors. A successful applicant will teach 12 credit hours per semester, advise students, and exhibit the capability to make significant contributions in teaching, program and curriculum development, and service to the university. Our department is passionate about student learning and enjoys small class sizes along with resources to create 2D, 3D, AR & VR applications. Scholarly growth and published research are also expected and are required to achieve tenure and gain promotion. A successful interview and demonstration of teaching ability are required. Preference will be given to candidates with (1) a strong background in Game Development, Interactive Games & Media, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence; (2) full-time experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate computer science or game development courses; and (3) relevant industry experience.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts must be supplied by the time of the on-campus interview), and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Yong Zhang, Chair, Search Committee, [email protected]. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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