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Art & Design: Games and Playable Media Program Lecturer Pool

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Art and Design: Games and Playable Media Program (AGPM) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of lecturers who may be appointed to teach during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates who are practicing artists and distinctive designers, and who have experience teaching game design at the college or university level. We have a preference for candidates with multidisciplinary orientation bridging areas of games and interactive art, which includes digital video games, interactive environment design, alternative physical interfaces, performance-based games, sound design, etc. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of game design, critical game studies, and the history and aesthetics of play. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include interactive art and installations, performance, and game design as social practice. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching.
Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: University teaching experience; a notable exhibition record, with professional experience in contemporary practice of game design and playable media, which may include interactive installation and sculpture, digital video, animation, social media, sound art and physical computing, and application development; a working knowledge of standard digital tools and software along with knowledge of current theories and practices in the field.
AGPM Community Values Statement
As a community we are committed to equity, inclusion, social & environmental justice. As an intersectional feminist program we recognize this is a process that must be grounded in shared leadership & radical gentleness.
In our work as students, faculty and staff we embody the values of honesty, kindness and critical thinking while maintaining a nurturing environment with a specific focus on health and wellbeing, critical consciousness and growth.
We are committed to sustaining a program that is pro-LGBTQ+, anti-racist and anti-oppression. This work requires a proactive approach to sustainability and accountability, and ultimately relies on our shared experience and solidarity.
Internal candidates will be given priority consideration.

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