Open Faculty Positions in EAE

We’re Hiring! Two Open Faculty Positions in EAE!

 

EAE currently has two open faculty positions, one a career-line (teaching) faculty opening and the other a tenure-track joint position held between EAE and the College of Humanities.  For details of each, please see:

EAE CAREER-LINE (TEACHING) FACULTY POSITION

The University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program is seeking to hire a teaching faculty member at the rank of assistant professor (lecturer), beginning either January 2021 or Fall 2021. This is a Career-Line Faculty position (research optional, non-tenure track) within the University’s established promotion structure intended to be a long-term position with a renewable contract and multi-year appointments.

EAE is looking to hire a candidate with an interest in and knowledge of the technical and/or engineering aspects of game development. Experience in game development with industry-standard processes, tools, and platforms, is highly desirable. The successful candidate will also have a strong interest in bringing to bear their expertise in and passion for the wider context of games scholarship and teaching to help prepare our students for success.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a technical field (e.g., Computer Science, Informatics). The successful candidate will share our vision of the power that games hold to transform players, groups and society, and will be passionate about teaching the diverse students within EAE and the University of Utah. Responsibilities include teaching broad-based undergraduate classes, technically-oriented graduate courses, as well as project-based studio courses, often in collaboration with other EAE faculty. We are excited about candidates who are, or want to be, active in a creative practice of game development broadly construed (e.g. indie, AAA, experimental, etc.). The faculty member is also expected to perform service at the program, university and professional level.

If you are interested in teaching the next generation’s leaders in games and interactive entertainment, we strongly encourage you to apply.

The University of Utah’s EAE Program is a world leader in games education, with top-ranked programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Founded in 2007, EAE is a teaching program centered on the discipline of games, with its programs consistently ranked in the top ten worldwide by Princeton Review since 2013. EAE programs were ranked #1 in the world in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and has been ranked in the top five worldwide for the last seven years. The EAE faculty is a collegial community of games scholars composed of artists, computer scientists, designers, games studies scholars, and social scientists who all work together to design and teach our courses. This diversity of background in our faculty is one of the core elements of our students’ experiences.

The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research I institution located in Salt Lake City, the hub of a large metropolitan area with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities. Additionally, a vibrant local game development community offers opportunities for interesting collaborations. In their 2016 report on the videogame industry in the US, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) described Utah as the 2nd best performing state for growth in the game industry since 2013. Further information about EAE and our current faculty can be found at https://games.utah.edu/about-eae/.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references to be considered. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is strongly recommended if available. Applications must be submitted on-line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EAE is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community. We strongly encourage underrepresented minority and women candidates to apply.

View the complete position details here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/108330

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

EAE/College of Humanities Joint Tenure-Line Faculty Position

The University of Utah’s College of Humanities and the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program are seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning Fall 2021. We are seeking an exceptional scholar in the broad area of humanist perspectives on games that include but are not limited to games and narrative, procedural, digital, and visual rhetoric and game studies. The successful candidate will hold shared appointment between the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and an appropriate department in the College of Humanities. The faculty member’s tenure will lie within the College of Humanities, and their scholarship, teaching and service commitments will be shared equally between the two appointment-sharing units.

Candidates should have the ability to serve as a leading contributor to the advancement of games as a discipline both on campus and in the larger academic community. Applicants should have a commitment to a community where games scholarship embraces a diverse range of scholarly artifacts. They should be passionate about bringing their research to bear in their teaching and be dedicated to translating scholarship into instructional practice designed to better our students’ abilities to culturally contextualize, find meaning in and create games. A doctoral or other terminal degree in a discipline related to humanist perspectives on games is required.

The University of Utah’s College of Humanities includes the departments of English, Communication, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Writing and Rhetoric Studies and World Languages and Cultures The University of Utah’s EAE Program is a world leader in games education and scholarship, with top-ranked programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Founded in 2007, EAE is a teaching program centered on the discipline of games, with its programs consistently ranked in the top five worldwide by Princeton Review since 2013. The EAE faculty is a collegial community of games scholars composed of artists, computer scientists, designers, games studies scholars, and social scientists who all work collaboratively in teaching, scholarship and service. This diversity of background in our faculty is one of the core elements of our students’ experiences. EAE and the departments in the College of Humanities are committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strive to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and make every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities. Additionally, a vibrant local game development community offers opportunities for interesting collaborations. Further information about EAE can be found at https://games.utah.edu/about-eae/. Additional information about the College of Humanities is available at https://humanities.utah.edu.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information for at least three references to be considered. Applications must be submitted on-line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Both EAE and the College of Humanities are deeply committed to building a more diverse and representative faculty, and strongly encourage applications from groups underrepresented in games scholarship and in higher education.

View the complete position details here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/110417

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.