Assistant/Associate Professor of Simulation Science, Gaming and Animation

Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position in our Simulation Science, Gaming and Animation Program. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Successful candidates will demonstrate design, technical, programming, and critical-thinking expertise related to interactive digital content, matched by a complementary teaching ability.

Ideal candidates will have teaching, research, and production experience in several of the following areas: game development, 3D content creation, animation, mixed reality, computer graphic systems, distributed simulation and training environments, artificial intelligence, real-time and multi-player game systems, simulation modeling, game software development, and human-centered simulation systems applying the state-of-the-art in computer graphics and other human-interface technologies.

Candidates must be interested in emerging media, which focuses on developing new forms of interactive media and creating story-driven content. Areas of application include simulators, electronic games, and mixed reality experiences, etc., using simulation as an optimization tool for effective design, planning, analysis, decision-making, and entertainment. Candidates will prepare and instruct students in the development of user-based prototypes.

Interested candidates should be proficient as game developers and virtual content creators. They should be knowledgeable of programming languages necessary for interactivity and graphics. Candidates should have a substantial background in digital media and computer science.

The candidate must exhibit excellent teaching and scholarly credentials, be passionate about undergraduate education, have intellectual curiosity, and work well with interdisciplinary teams cooperating on productions, course design, and curriculum related to developing immersive real-time experiences and simulations.

At the time of employment, the preferred candidate will have a terminal degree in an area related to Game Design, Computer Science, 3D Animation, Interactive Media Arts, or Simulation Sciences.

Apply online at www.erau.edu/jobs and search for positions at Prescott. Contact Derek Fisher at derek.fisher@erau.edu for further information. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

ERAU is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities. Employees must be eligible to work in the United States.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights



Qualifications
  • Master's degree or Ph.D.

  • Industry experience is highly valued

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