Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1827660
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Visiting Assistant Professor, Game Design

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
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 excellence in research and/or creative practice, with significant publications and/or exhibited work and relevant teaching experience and in the area of games, play, and computational media. Candidates with experience in user research and game evaluation methods are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.

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 studies, 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 user research are preferred.

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Additional Information:
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 7, 2020 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is August 24, 2020. Inquiries may be directed to:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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