The Department of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time lecturers who may be appointed to teach Computational Media, Human Computer Interaction, Games & Playable Media, and Serious Games courses. Course topics include, but are not limited to, all areas related to the design, development, production, narrative, graphic, and audio elements of computational media, including human computer interaction and games and playable media (this includes, but is not limited to: artificial intelligence for games, interactive storytelling, game studies, interactive experience design, social media, graphics, game engines, computer game design, board game design, game programming, game production, audio production for games, team-based game projects, 3D modeling, animation, character art, environment art, and writing for games).
Outstanding candidates with experience to teach courses in one or more of the above areas are encouraged to apply. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties. Appointments are temporary positions with end dates and generally made one quarter at a time, based on the changing curricular needs of the department.
ACADEMIC TITLE Lecturer
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.
B.S. / B.A. / B.F.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) and three years of industry experience relevant to the advertised course topics (this pertains to both the degree field and industry experience), or an M.S. / M.A. / M.F.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) in a field relevant to the advertised course topics. Degree requirements must be met at the time of application.
Teaching experience demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations, and/or professional development training seminars.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* a minimum of three are required. Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 9, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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