Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media

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Work type: Faculty
Location: UCF Downtown Orlando
Categories: Arts & Humanities

Classification Title:

Instructor or Lecturer, Games and Interactive Media

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an instructor or lecturer teaching in the Department of Games and Interactive Media. This is a nine-month, non-tenure earning position that includes teaching and service-based duties. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2020.


The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of Games and Interactive Media through teaching courses in foundations, web, and/or games. Appropriate specializations may include areas such as game development, web design, social media, mobile and responsive design, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and technical art. Faculty teaching responsibilities will support the Digital Media B.A. (with specializations in Web and Social Platforms and Game Design).


This position is among those that will be based at UCF Downtown, which opened in 2019.  Located in downtown Orlando, the new campus is home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students studying degree programs that align with emerging industries, within walking distance of jobs and internships. The candidate selected for this position will have the opportunity to take part in shaping an innovative 21st century learning environment. For more information about the Downtown campus, visit


NSCM is a very student-centered school, with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff.  NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. Faculty will support the Digital Media B.A. As the selected candidate's qualifications permit, the individual may have the opportunity to support the Digital Media M.A. program and/or have the opportunity to work with students in the Strategic Communication Ph.D. program as well as the Text and Technology Ph.D. program. For more information about the school and its programs, visit


UCF, one of the nation's largest universities with more than 69,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened 50 years ago. UCF believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees and students are critical to our success as a university, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 220-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit


Nicholson School of Communication and Media-Department of Games and Interactive Media

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Minimum Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, applicants must hold a master's degree (for an instructor) or a terminal degree (for lecturer) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution.  Candidates must also possess teaching experience or demonstrated evidence of teaching-related activities, such as workshops, training, or scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who are either (1) proficient in modern scripting languages for development on one or more platforms such as full stack web, mobile, or games, or (2) have experience and skills related to art development for real-time interactive media development relating to 2D, 3D motion-graphics and animation. The preferred candidate demonstrates evidence of teaching skills online and/or in large classes in their teaching statement submitted with their application.

Additional Application Materials Required:

To be considered for this position, interested applicants must apply online at and attach the following materials:

(1) A letter of application indicating qualifications for the position.

(2) A curriculum vita (CV).

(3) Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).

(4) A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses any online or large classes.

(5) A link to a portfolio or related work.


When applying, please have all your documents ready to upload at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. 


The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Eileen Smith at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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