Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Game Studies - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure-track)

of Game Studies and Games Area Coordinator

School of Humanities


St. Edward's University is searching for a dynamic visionary for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Game Studies to begin in Fall 2016. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. We have 56 majors in our existing Game Studies program; our goal is to double the number of majors, for this major to be one of the top 10 majors at St. Edward's University, and to be nationally recognized for excellence. As Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor and Area Coordinator of the undergraduate Interactive Game Studies (BA) program, successful candidates will work on curriculum development, linking our programs to the gaming industry in Austin, and cultivating a vision and marketing strategy for program growth. Austin, with its growing tech industry and creative energy, is the perfect backdrop for an innovative and multidisciplinary Game Studies program. We are looking for leadership and vision when it comes to the development of this program, which emphasizes a collaborative, creative, and critical approach to the design and development of games. Commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to a Game Studies program, working with colleagues from disciplines including visual studies, computer science, business and entrepreneurship, creative writing and literature is essential.


• The teaching load at St. Edward's is ordinarily 4/4; however, for the first three years, the new area coordinator will receive 1 teaching reassignment each semester for the responsibilities associated with serving as the Games Area Coordinator. In addition, the faculty member will receive 1 teaching reassignment in the first year for creative work and/or scholarship with the expectation that the person will apply for additional teaching reassignments. For the first, year, then, the teaching load will be 3/2 with the expectation that the successful applicant's scholarly and creative agenda would warrant the continuation of 3/2 load for additional years.

• Provide collaborative leadership for the program, including but not limited to curriculum development, assessment efforts, course scheduling, faculty coordination, and lab oversight.

• Serve as an academic advisor and mentor to students.

• Participate in department, school, and university committees and activities.

• Interact with the local game community to develop professional and service opportunities for students.

• Work with Admissions to create recruitment and marketing strategy.

• Create and maintain a program website.

• Work with St. Edward's partners (staff, faculty and offices) to apply for additional resources.

• Model professional development and creative scholarship in area of specialization.

• Fulfill other required faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Manual.


• Terminal degree in Game Design or Development or related field.

• Strong record of full-time teaching at the undergraduate level and/or significant experience administering a similar program.

• Curriculum development experience required, and administrative experience preferred.

• Demonstrated record of creative and/or professional achievement in games research.

• Industry experience preferred.

• Evidence of proficiency in multiple aspects of game design/development with a specialization in one area.

• Ability to incorporate game theory and practical application into classes.

• Pedagogy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis of the lifelong learner, and a commitment to social responsibility, diversity, and the St. Edward's Mission Statement.

• Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and interdisciplinary team skills required.

• Success with obtaining external funding preferred.

• Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds.

How to Apply

Preference given to applications received by April 1, 2016; however, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Submit an online application at Please submit online: a letter of interest stating qualifications for position and that addresses how the candidate will support and encourage diversity and the global initiatives at St. Edward's; CV; and three letters of recommendation; a teaching statement; and other evidence of teaching excellence such as student evaluations. A link to a digital portfolio is recommended which may include examples of creative, professional or research related work, as well as student work.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

Keyword Phrases

  • Game Studies
  • Game
  • Professor
  • School of Humanities
  • Other Liberal Arts & Humanities
  • Multimedia, Animation, Video Game
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: 1-10 years
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 7/7/2016