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Assistant Professor (Creative Media-Game Design)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Date Posted:
August 04, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins September 30, 2017
Salary Information:
Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
To begin January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in game design, game art, game scripting/programming, and the overall game development process, including but not limited to mobile, platform and online games. In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited college or university in Game Development Art; Computer Science or related field; knowledge of design theory, game engines, scripting/programming for game development in industry standard languages, and development documentation as well as contribute to other courses in Animation, Film, Television and Video Production, and Interactive Digital Media.
  2. An established portfolio in game design and development demonstrated by past teaching, research or industry experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in mobile media production, online distribution, and/or other emerging media technology. Evidence of high quality teaching and potential for conducting relevant scholarly and applied research
  4. Ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  5. ABD candidates will be considered.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities.
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses.
  3. Experience and understanding of production, distribution, and monetization on online game platforms.
  4. Proficiency in current and/or industry standard game development software, such as Unity, Maya, Blender, Adobe CC, Gamemaker Studio and openware software and cutting-edge technology.
  5. A dossier that exhibits real-world professional experience in emerging game technology and distribution.
  6. Potential to develop a national or international profile within the field of game and emerging technologies.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: UHWOTASK@HAWAII.EDU. Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018. Please do not include any self-identifying photos they will be redacted. PLEASE REDACT REFERENCES TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATE ON TRANSCRIPT COPIES. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.
  1. Sharla Hanaoka; 808-689-2392;

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