Assistant Professor of Game Development and Immersive
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The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Game Development and Immersive Media. The Department
seeks an innovative and dedicated educator and practitioner whose
skill sets include: (1) primary expertise in game development using
such engines as Unity and Unreal; (2) ability to produce a variety
of content-driven VR/XR projects; (3) ability to create virtual
assets; (4) interest in exploring related fields such as VR
production. In addition to robust technical skills, the successful
candidate will possess demonstrated knowledge of how
games/immersive experiences/storytelling are used to create
meaning, to educate and entertain. Successful candidates will also
understand the role of play through a broader lens of interaction
and user experience design. The appointment begins August 22, 2024
with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2024.
Emerson College believes the pathway to achieving inclusive
excellence and fostering a campus climate where everyone can thrive
is only possible in an authentically inclusive, diverse, equitable,
accessible, sustainable and socially just environment. As a
community of storytellers, we continually strive to cultivate a
community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to
unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals
from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life
experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
The Department of Visual and Media Arts (VMA) is a vibrant and
engaged community of artists, scholars, and professionals, with
over 100 full- and part-time faculty members, 1700 undergraduate
students, and more than 100 MFA graduate students. The department
offers general education courses in art history, a BA degree that
includes tracks in either media studies or media production, a BFA
in media production, an international BFA in Film Art with the
Paris College of Art, a low-residency MFA in writing for film and
television, and an MFA in film and media art. VMA also contributes
to several interdepartmental programs.
Emerson College enrolls over 5,800 graduate and undergraduate
students from 49 states and more than 70 countries. Its main campus
is located in the dynamic, multicultural city of Boston. The
college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands.
Emerson's commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a
range of resources such as the Office of Internationalization &
Equity, the Social Justice Collaborative, and the Center for
Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
The ideal candidate will be a dedicated educator and active
practitioner with: (1) college-level teaching experience or
comparable professional teaching experience and (2) a record of
innovative creative and/or professional work, and (3) a master's
level degree in art/media, or a terminal degree in a field related
to game/immersive media development, or significant professional
experience comparable to a terminal degree.
Responsibilities include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate
classes in game development and emerging media within the Visual
and Media Arts department on our Boston campus; (2) strengthening,
revising, and augmenting VMA curriculum based on own research in
development for VR/XR, game design, and/or interactive media; (3)
academic advising and student mentorship; (4) service to the
department, college, and profession.
The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the scope and
excellence of a diverse academic community through ongoing
engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom
in addition to pursuing scholarship, teaching, and service.
Upholding the principle that diversity enriches education, Emerson
College provides students with opportunities to learn from
individuals who bring deep knowledge, different experiences, and
unfamiliar perspectives to bear on teaching and creative work. More
generally, the College is committed to infusing diversity into the
curriculum, co-curricular offerings, and other activities as the
means to develop community and intellectual growth. To support and
sustain this community of learning, applicants demonstrating a
record of significant engagement with issues of social, economic,
racial, and/or gender justice and equity in their work will be
Please submit (1) a letter of application that discusses your
approach to teaching and how you center your commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value in your teaching,
creative/professional work, and/or service; (2) a PDF copy of your
current curriculum vitae; (3) the names and contact information for
three references (not to be contacted without applicant's written
Preference will be given to applications received by November 30th,
2023 but the position will remain open until filled.
This position is located at the Boston campus teaching in-person
classes, though there may be opportunities to teach undergraduate
classes online. Additional responsibilities include academic
advising, student mentorship, and serving on department and college
Please note, in the job application where there is the "CV/Cover
Letter/ Additional Documents" drop box, you must include all of the
required materials listed above. You can upload each document
separately or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be
complete without these documents.
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