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Computational Media Department: Lecturer Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open August 1st, 2018 through June 1st, 2020
If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.

Description

The Department of Computational Media [https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/departments/computational-media] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of part-time Lecturers who could be called upon as needed to teach. Course topics include, but are not limited to, all areas related to the design, development, production, narrative, graphic, and audio elements of computational media, including games and playable media (this includes, but is not limited to: artificial intelligence for games, interactive storytelling, game studies, interactive experience design, social media, graphics, game engines, computer game design, board game design, game programming, game production, audio production for games, team-based game projects, 3D modeling, animation, character art, environment art, and writing for games). Outstanding candidates with experience to teach courses in one or more of the above areas are encouraged to apply. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties. Appointments are temporary positions with end dates and generally made one quarter at a time, based on the changing curricular needs of the department.

ACADEMIC TITLE
Lecturer

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and experience and the particular courses the Lecturer is appointed to teach. Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from courses taught during the academic year.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (revised)

  • B.S. / B.A. / B.F.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) and ten years of industry experience relevant to the advertised course topics at the time of application; M.S. / M.A. / M.F.A. (or equivalent foreign degree) and five years of industry experience relevant to the advertised course topics at the time of application; or Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in a field relevant to the advertised course topics at the time of application.
  • Teaching experience demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations and/or professional development training seminars.

POSITION AVAILABLE
Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding. Appointments are typically made during one or more quarters of the regular academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters). Appointments may also be made during Summer Session.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00594
Please refer to Position # JPF00594-19P in all correspondence.

DOCUMENTS/MATERIALS

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Teaching statement that clearly outlines your teaching experience and teaching interests (required)
  • Statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through teaching (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at (https://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/caad-committee-on-affirmative-action-and-diversity/DivStateGuidelines.pdf)
  • Up to three sets of teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Up to three samples of course materials (optional)

REFERENCE REQUIREMENT
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted beginning August 1, 2018 through June 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2018 through spring quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). More information is available at the APO website (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/104.000%20.html) or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT http://apo.ucsc.edu

9/25/18 revised

Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - Teaching statement that clearly outlines your teaching experience and teaching interests

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching. Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at https://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/caad-committee-on-affirmative-action-and-diversity/DivStateGuidelines.pdf)

  • Course evaluations (set 1 of 3) (Optional)

  • Course evaluations (set 2 of 3) (Optional)

  • Course evaluations (set 3 of 3) (Optional)

  • Sample course materials (Optional)

  • Sample course material (Optional)

  • Sample course materials (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

How to apply

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