Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Game
College of Fine Arts
School of Design and Creative Technologies
Oct 23, 2021
Open until filled
The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) in the
School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT) at The University
of Texas at Austin seeks a faculty colleague with a focus in Game
Design for computer media applications. Rank and salary
commensurate with experience. Position requires relocation to
We are cultivating a team of future focused collaborators committed
to transforming education for a diverse community of creators.
Entering our 5th year, AET has become the largest undergraduate
program in the College of Fine Arts, with student interest
increasing year-over-year. Young and vibrant, AET is home to 400
energetic students who embody a diversity of interests,
backgrounds, and lived experiences.
We're making great strides - graduating successful students who've
been hired at top-shelf companies, establishing partnerships with
big industry names, and sustaining high impact university
collaborations. Our curriculum is well positioned to partner with
industries defining the future of creative technologies.
Responsibilities of this position may include:
- Overseeing and coordinating game design courses and curricula
that prepare students for careers and integrate with the various
disciplines practiced in AET and SDCT; cultivate clear student
outcomes and promote an inclusive student experience.
- Developing and teaching introductory, intermediate, and
advanced undergraduate courses, including level design, game
prototyping, UX for games, game design principles, topics courses
in your areas of expertise, and team-taught interdisciplinary
- Collaborating within the college/university for
- Collaborating with the community/industry for student career
- Supporting and advising students on senior projects,
independent studies, honors coursework, student showcase, and other
- Teaching interdisciplinary team-taught courses which enroll
students from multiple specializations and/or university
- Teaching courses in various formats, including face-to-face,
hybrid, or online, with small and large enrollment.
- Teaching accessible, inclusive and diversity-aware content in
We are working to ensure that the creators and consumers of arts
and entertainment technologies are people of diverse races,
ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, ages, socioeconomic
statuses, nationalities, and linguistic and cultural traditions.
Recognizing that many AET professions in the United States today
are negatively impacted by systemic discrimination such as white
supremacy, patriarchy, ableism, and elitism, we invite applications
from academics and practitioners whose teaching, scholarship,
professional practice, creative activity, and/or service disrupts
this tradition; we especially welcome applications from candidates
belonging to groups underrepresented in higher education, including
women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA people, and people
To be considered for this position, candidates must:
- Hold a terminal degree in your field by date of hire, OR
possess a record of equivalent professional experience or
- Demonstrate a high level of craft in one or more aspects of
game design, including expertise in designing, testing, and
deploying solutions to common game design challenges; thorough
understanding of industry standard game design principles and
processes; experience in applying game design within non-gaming
domains such as automotive, architecture, medical, marketing, or
- Demonstrate experience developing coursework and/or teaching
materials for beginning through advanced college-age learners.
- Demonstrate diversity and inclusion skills in a professional
and/or educational context.
To apply for the position, please submit the following to
Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/97882
- A letter of application explaining your qualifications for, and
interest in, the position, including discussion of your most
significant professional/creative research, teaching, and service
activities in the arena of arts and entertainment technology and
discussion about your diversity-related skills and contributions in
teaching, service, and/or creative research.
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or professional resume.
- A link to or pdf of a portfolio of recent creative coding or
relevant professional work.
- Contact information for three references (letters will be
requested only for finalists).
- (Optional) A statement describing your work in Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion.
Applications received by February 15th will be assured a full
review. Applications received after that date will be reviewed as
needed until the position is filled. Due to current travel
restrictions, we expect to conduct all interviews remotely.
Questions about the application process and Interfolio may be
directed to SDCT Executive Assistant Mr. Cameron Weed at firstname.lastname@example.org
questions about the positions themselves may be directed to search
committee chair Prof. David Cohen at email@example.com
If you are excited about the possibilities of working in the
Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, but don't fit
this particular job description, please see our open call for
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and
affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,
religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.
To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/85926