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University of Utah Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Games, University of Utah Asia Campus in Incheon, South Korea

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Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 01508 - Entertainment Arts Engineering

City Incheon, South Korea

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2023


The University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program ( EAE ) invites applications for two 12-month, non-tenure-track career-line lecturer positions to join our growing international team. The successful applicant will teach courses in our undergraduate BS in Games degree at the University of Utah Asia Campus in Songdo, Incheon South Korea (see details of UAC at https://asiacampus.utah.edu/ ).Initial appointments will be for 2 years, but can be extended for additional terms. All instruction and interaction with students and faculty will be in English. No knowledge of the Korean language is required.

The EAE Program is a world leader in games education, with consistently top-ranked programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The EAE faculty includes artists, computer scientists, designers, games studies scholars, and social scientists who collaborate to conduct scholarly research and teach courses in game-related disciplines. EAE is in the process of building major new program strengths in both teaching and research/creative scholarship. We are expanding our course offerings to the Utah Asia Campus and are excited to engage students at UAC in the process of changing the world through games. If you are interested in joining us to create ideas that advance our understanding of games, to share those ideas with our students, our community, and society, and to apply those ideas to change society for the better, we strongly encourage you to apply.

The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program is committed to recruiting, welcoming, and supporting a diverse community of undergrad and graduate students, postdocs, scientists, staff, and faculty (seehttps://games.utah.edu/equity-diversity-inclusion/ (https://games.utah.edu/equity-diversity-inclusion/%20) for EAE’s ongoing activities to advance EDI in our community). We encourage applications from members of any marginalized or historically underrepresented groups and from candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The program also values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Applicants for career-line, lecturing positions must hold a terminal degree in a games-related field (e.g., Ph.D. in computer science, MFA in Art). Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate courses across the undergraduate curriculum to students on the Utah Asia Campus. Candidates are also expected to contribute to university and professional service. Research and creative activity are appreciated but not required.

These positions are open to applications at all academic ranks. We anticipate an initial two year appointment with renewable appointments at the UAC upon satisfactory performance reviews. Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. Note: These 12-month positions require relocation to South Korea and housing is provided for UAC employees who meet specific visa requirements. Some personal and professional travel expenses are provided by the UAC . The successful candidate will teach seven core courses in the undergraduate program per year typically in a 3-4, 4-3 or 3-3-1 with the 1 being taught during summer or winter break.

Interested applicants can visit https://games.utah.edu/job-listings/ for more information on all our open positions and the role they will play in the growth of our program on Utah Asia Campus and beyond.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:


Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu


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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Applications must be submitted on-line. Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled.

Application materials must include:

Cover letter

Teaching statement

Curriculum vitae

The contact information of at least three references

If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness

We also require a one-page statement that describes how the candidate will contribute to fostering an inclusive research and teaching environment in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program. (submit this document under “Applicant Document – Other”)

Open Date 03/27/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01002CF

Type Faculty