Visiting Assistant Professor, Game Design



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Job description

Boston, MA

Requisition Number: FTFR001241

Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design, invites applications for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in Games. We seek candidates with a record of excellent creative practice, innovative pedagogy, significant exhibited and/or published work and relevant teaching experience in the area of games, play, and computational media. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for delivering courses in our undergraduate game degrees and our graduate degree in Game Science and Design. Experience with designing and evaluating games is crucial. Candidates who can build bridges between game design and experience design, media arts, and information design are encouraged to apply.

This teaching position entails instructing, coaching and preparing students entering our various game degree programs and working with faculty across the College of Arts, Media and Design and Northeastern University to improve the relevance, rigor and quality of outcomes in our offerings.

This faculty position will entail limited service obligations. The position is for one year and will have a course load of 6 courses for the year (3 in fall and 3 in spring).

Appointment within the Department of Art + Design locates you within a major urban private global research university and a leader in experiential learning, global engagement and advanced research. Our College of Arts, Media and Design is engaged with interdisciplinary creative scholarship, critique of established principles and processes and is comprised of a unique combination of disciplines and practices in architecture, art, design, communication, games, journalism, media, music, and theatre. See:


Candidates must have a PhD, MFA or other terminal degree in a field relevant to game design. Candidates who are ABD are welcome to apply. The candidate must have a professional practice that will inform and advance the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibition, research and publication. Evidence of a high level of research and creative accomplishment is expected. Candidates are expected to have taught at entry and undergraduate levels of study. Candidates involved with social activism, games for impact, indie games, and/or user research are preferred.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted electronically at If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on Apply to this Position above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae, portfolio, and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references.

Letters of recommendation, research statements, and portfolios of creative work should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before April 5, 2019 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is August 26, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to: [email protected].

This position requires a criminal background check.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world.