Adjunct Faculty - Simulation Science, Gaming, and Animation

Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 26, 2023
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, is seeking candidates for an Adjunct Instructor within our Simulation Science, Gaming, and Animation Program. We seek passionate individuals with a unique blend of technical expertise and teaching prowess in mixed-reality production. We encourage you to apply if you are a creative thinker with hands-on experience in simulation, game development, and 3D content creation using Unity, Maya, Oculus, and HoloLens.

Responsibilities:

Teaching: Deliver engaging instruction in the SIM 450 Mixed Reality course. This course equips students with the skills to create immersive interactive experiences in spatial computing, encompassing virtual and augmented reality. Topics covered include gaze-based control, player movement techniques, and XR-specific UI/UX best practices. Students will develop multiple playable mixed-reality projects.

Course Development: Collaborate in designing and updating the course curriculum, ensuring its alignment with industry trends and standards.

Mentoring: Guide and mentor students in developing user-based prototypes, fostering their growth as game developers and virtual content creators.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Work closely with interdisciplinary teams to contribute to the development of immersive real-time experiences and simulations, influencing course design and curricula.

Qualifications

Educational Background: A degree related to Game Design, Computer Science, 3D Animation, Interactive Media Arts, or Simulation Science is preferred. Industry experience is highly regarded.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in programming languages relevant to interactivity and graphics is essential.

Passion for Education: Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, a genuine interest in undergraduate education, and a desire to engage with students.

Innovation: Interest in emerging media and the ability to develop new forms of interactive media and story-driven content in areas such as simulations, electronic games, and mixed reality experiences.

Location:

This position requires on-campus presence. Embry-Riddle is a small, private, residential university located in the picturesque mountains of Arizona. Our institution highly values faculty-student interaction, creating a close-knit academic community. Prescott, at an elevation of 5000 ft., offers a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and proximity to national forests. It is conveniently situated 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should apply online at www.erau.edu/jobs and search for positions at Prescott. For inquiries or additional information, please contact Derek Fisher at derek.fisher@erau.edu . The review of applications will commence immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Embry-Riddle is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Join us in shaping the future of mixed reality and game development education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona

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