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CUNY Assistant Professor (Tenure Track, Full-time) – Entertainment Technology (Game Design & Interactive Media) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track, Full-time) – Entertainment Technology (Game Design & Interactive Media)

Job ID: 22935

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last five years, City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

The Entertainment Technology department at City Tech invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position teaching Game Design and Development to commence in the Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 academic semesters in our Emerging Media Technology program.

The Emerging Media Technology program currently offers courses in:

· Game Design & Interactive Media

· Media Computation

· Physical Computing

· Music Technology

· 3D Modeling & Printing

· Immersive Worlds & Mixed Reality

Graduates seek careers as web & mobile app designers/developers, interaction & experience designers, game designers/developers, hardware & software developers, virtual and augmented reality creators, 3D modelers, sound designers, interactive media systems & museum installation designers across commercial, social change and art sectors.

Reporting to the department chair, responsibilities of the Assistant Professor include teaching introductory and advanced game design and immersive media, as well as collaborative courses, Technical Production and Interdisciplinary Project, and overseeing culmination projects. The preferred candidate is an experienced professional with experience in making 2D & 3D games for web, mobile, VR/AR and various platforms.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A terminal degree (MFA, MPS, or Ph.D. degree) in related area(s) of expertise. Requirements include the ability to teach effectively, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate would have a portfolio of professional commercial and creative work that showcases the candidate’s proficiency with industry standard technologies, as well as curriculum development experience.

The ideal candidate will have five plus years of experience in an emerging media industry along with University-level teaching experience. The preferred candidate will be well versed in game design, 3D modeling, virtual and augmented reality with a secondary expertise in either physical computing or music technology. Proficiency with Unity, Unreal, Maya, Blender, Oculus, Vive, and Hololens as well as familiarity with programming languages C#, C++ and blueprints, is expected. Experience with motion capture pipelines, ambisonic sound design, 360 video stitching, performance systems, the internet of things and media computation is a plus. City Tech students are career-focused, so a candidate with an emphasis on or experience with practical and industry applications of emerging media technology is especially desirable. Grant application experience and industry support for educational initiatives is also desirable.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after November 21, 2021.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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