Instructor or Lecturer, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

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Work type: Faculty
Location: UCF Downtown Orlando
Categories: Sciences

Classification Title:

Instructor or Lecturer, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) and the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) graduate program (M.S. Interactive Entertainment) in the College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a highly motivated and exceptionally qualified individual to support the interdisciplinary team-based graduate curriculum. The FIEA program is ranked as the #1 graduate game design program in North America and Europe by The Princeton Review. The successful candidate will be appointed as a twelve-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in the FIEA graduate program. The anticipated employment start date will be on or before January 3, 2022.


The selected candidate will contribute to the mission of NSCM through teaching courses at the graduate level in FIEA and the undergraduate level in the Games and Interactive Media (GaIM) program. 


The instructional assignments are expected to be in-person at the graduate level.  Virtual technologies are utilized for team and one-on-one instruction within the program and various modes may be applied in any undergraduate assignment. 


Direction and related duties may include recruitment and professional, instructional and community service in the game and simulation industries.


For more information about the program and school visit:

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)

Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM)


COS houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit


UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 72,000 students, UCF is one of the country's largest universities. The university offers more than 200-degree programs.  UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit


AA-College of Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication and Media

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week

Type of Appointment:


Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

For an instructor rank, candidates must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution by time of appointment in digital arts, interactive technologies or a related field, with game industry-related and/or instructional experience; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by time of appointment in digital arts, interactive technologies or a related field, with extensive years of game industry-related and/or instructional experience.


For a lecturer rank, candidates must hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution by time of appointment in digital arts, interactive technologies or a related field.


The selected candidate will have appropriate specialization in a majority of the following areas: level design, game art asset pipeline, lighting, block design/whitebox, Blueprints Visual Scripting, 3D digital art tools and technology. Candidates must also have evidence of effective teaching and/or mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to the candidate who also demonstrates knowledge and experience in the Unreal game engine.


Additional preference may be given to candidates with the specified master’s degrees, more than 3 years of game industry and/or instructional experience, and candidates with the specified bachelor’s degrees and more than 7 years of game industry and/or instructional experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:





Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload:

(1)     A curriculum vita (CV) or resume;

(2)     Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address);

(3)     A teaching statement of no more than 300 words that addresses the ability to teach in a team-based curriculum;

(4)     Links to any reference works.


NOTE: 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 later.


Applicants will not be considered if all of the above materials are not received. You are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


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


Questions regarding the position should be directed to Debbie Doyle, Human Resources Generalist, at 407-823-5570, or

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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 UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


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

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