Assistant Teaching Professor of Game Design

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Date Announced:
05/16/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
87896
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Behrend
Department:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Description

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure track, assistant teaching professor position in game design, beginning August 2019. MFA or PhD required. Game development background with expertise in digital animation, graphic design, character design, and digital arts is required. Proficiency in web development and programming in Unity, Unreal, or Blender is desired. First-hand experience in the games industry is desired. Candidates should have experience in university level teaching with demonstrated ability to teach theoretical and applied components and to mentor/engage students. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of Penn State University with 4,500 students and 34 baccalaureate majors in four schools: Business, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Science. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research, on close student/faculty interaction, on its use of the open lab concept, and on its beautiful, wooded hilltop campus. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten Bachelor's degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one Master's degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent; internal funds are available for scholarly activity. There is an on-campus childcare center. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area. Required application materials include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that contains a link to a digital portfolio that showcases your work and that of students you have supervised, and contact information for three references. In addition to uploading application materials, send the digital portfolio, or a link to it, to Kristen Rushlau, kvr5@psu.edu, using subject line “your last name, name of position, digital portfolio." Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088