Instructor or Lecturer, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)

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

Classification Title:

Instructor or Lecturer, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) in the College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), anticipated to begin August 2022.


The selected candidate will contribute to the FIEA M.S. Interactive Entertainment graduate program's mission by teaching low-level game programming and team-based project courses.  The candidate may instruct in an undergraduate course in the fall and/or spring semester in programming, technical tools, production or support research or sponsored activities in the game-related or simulation industries. The instructional assignments are expected to be in-person at the graduate level.  Virtual technologies are utilized for a team and one-on-one instruction within the program and various modes may be applied in any undergraduate assignment.  In addition to a teaching assignment, service responsibilities are also part of the faculty assignment.  This includes recruitment, student advising (academic, professional and career), participating in the school's academic life (e.g., attending faculty meetings, serving on school committees), and professional, instructional and community service in the game and simulation industries. 


The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and proficient in programming languages C/C++, demonstrate programming and problem-solving skills, be familiar with network architectures and data structure, and have evidence of effective teaching and/or mentoring.


The FIEA program is ranked as the #1 graduate game design program by The Princeton Review.  For more information about the program and school visit


NSCM is a student-centered school with a 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.  For more information about the school and its programs, visit


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 (R1) university by the Carnegie Foundation.  With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country.  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

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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 a lecturer) from an accredited institution in computer science, interactive technologies or a related field with game industry related and/or instructional experience. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field with more than 10 years of game industry-related and/or instruction experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who:

*  demonstrate knowledge and experience in game engines, Unreal Engine, Unity or a proprietary engine or system;

*  have experience in interdisciplinary team-based approaches to instruction;

*  have a master's or terminal degree with more than 5 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 letter of application (cover letter) indicating qualifications for the position;

2.       a current curriculum vita (CV) or resume;

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

4.       three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).


NOTE: When applying, please have all 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 are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly and will not be considered if all of the above materials are not received. 


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:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

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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