Lecturer in Game Development & Game Programming (Non-Tenure Track, F0679A1)
Job category: Education
Job Type: Full Time
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University invites applications for a Lecturer in Game Development and Game Programming starting July 2023.
Candidates will teach introductory-level courses in game design and development, intermediate courses in gaming technology, and upper-level courses in game programming and game development using game engines. Candidates will also be able to develop and teach specialized topics courses based on their expertise. Duties will also include service in the IDS Game Design, Development, and Criticism program, including student advising, recruitment, and program development. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to and shape one of ODU’s newest and rapidly growing majors.
ODU’s IDS Game Design, and Development program offers students a fundamentally entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to game studies and gaming. It seeks to not only teach students the core principles of game development, design, and scholarship, but also help them understand how to adapt these principles in response to changes in technology, the market, or culture.
Minimum required qualifications for the position include: (1) an advanced degree in game design and development, or a closely related field and equivalent industry experience; and (2) expertise in the C#, C++, and Python coding languages.
To complement department capabilities, we prefer candidates who have expertise/interest in any one of the following areas:
• University level teaching experience, or be able to articulate their interest in and qualifications for teaching at the university level.
• Expertise in game AI and the game development pipeline.
• Project management experience.
• Expertise in other relevant programming languages
Our ideal candidate would be an expert in game programming and comfortable teaching undergraduate courses.
Old Dominion University
ODU, located in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, is an R1 public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world, through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. With more than 24,000 students, ODU provides rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, and initiatives contributing $2.6 billion annually to Virginia’s economy. With over 160,000 alumni, ODU has a 94 percent employment rate for its graduates within six months, with a dedication to producing top talent for the Hampton Roads region and Virginia. ODU provides educational opportunities for active military, veteran students, and their families and is ranked as the top “Best for Vets” school in Virginia, with 25 percent of their student body being military affiliated.
Norfolk is one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Home to the world’s largest natural deep-water port and third busiest port on the East Coast, the Atlantic headquarters of NATO, and Naval Station Norfolk, which houses the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk was recently named a ‘Best City for Entrepreneurship’ by Entrepreneur Magazine. The Hampton Roads region is experiencing a surge in entrepreneurial activity through collaborative initiatives between the university and local businesses and government agencies.
College of Arts & Letters
Old Dominion University is a very high research activity public institution with a student enrollment of 24,000, one-half of whom are students of color, including nearly 5,000 graduate students, and a diverse and multicultural faculty. ODU is a national leader in supporting social mobility in higher education, helping underrepresented students succeed, and serving the community: among the top 10% of U.S. colleges and universities in the 2019 Social Mobility Index (CollegeNET), the top 15% in the nation for overall diversity (College Factual), the top 10 in the country and top 50 in the world for reducing inequality (Times Higher Education), and a 2020 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement classification recipient.
Interested candidates should submit materials at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/17314. Applicants should attach the following to the online application: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; and contact information for three academic or professional references. Candidates are also encouraged to submit a link to their portfolio in the “optional documents” submission area of the application.
The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions to the search chair, Dr. Kevin Moberly (email@example.com).
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.