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Computer Game Design and Development Faculty

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Software Engineering and Game Development
Posting Job Title: Computer Game Design and Development Faculty
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Computer Game Design and Development
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 06/01/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

This is a nine-month, tenure-track position. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional service, and have substantial research potential. The professor will teach courses in Computer Game Design and Development and Software Engineering, conduct research in related areas, mentor and advise students, establish an externally funded research program, and will be involved in service activities.

A strong portfolio that reflects a high degree of knowledge in game design and development is desired, including: proficiency in fundamentals of game and level design; serious, mobile and casual game development; 2D and 3D graphics; game programming; and game engine scripting. Current knowledge of industry-standard game development tools is a necessity. Preferred candidates will have prior teaching experience.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach in computer game design and development, to establish an externally funded research program, and to be involved in service activities.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Applicants must hold a M.F.A., Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a gaming-related field such as Digital Arts, Computer Science, Interactive Multimedia, Game Design, Software Engineering, or a closely related field, or the foreign equivalent. All candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching and have demonstrated potential in research. Candidates’ research interest and expertise must be in computer game design and development.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 03/31/2018
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Chi Zhang, Interim Department Chair
Software Engineering and Game Development
College of Computing and Software Engineering
Kennesaw State University

Additional Information for Applicants

To be guaranteed consideration for the position please apply by March 31, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

Upload your unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts are due upon hire.

Application Process:
A complete application consists of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Applicants should also provide a list of at least three professional references with contact information. All application materials must be submitted online. Please visit our Human Resources web site at for details and position requirements. Clicking on a position opening will direct you to our online application process. The review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

If you would like to mail official transcripts to the department, please use the following address:

Chi Zhang
Kennesaw State University
1100 South Marietta Pkwy, J370, MD 9034
Marietta, GA 30060

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000622
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 38282
Departmental/College Overview:

The Department of Software Engineering and Game Development represents fields at the forefront of high-impact developments. We take pride in our student-centered degree and certificate programs, which are enhanced by state-of-the-art instructional technology and applied research activities. The distinctions of our programs include high quality and accessibility to both traditional and non-traditional students.

For undergraduates, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Development. We offer a Minor in Software Engineering and a Minor in Computer Game Development as well. The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Development is accredited under the general criteria of ABET (

Our graduate programs include a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering and Graduate Certificates in Software Engineering Foundations and Software Engineering. In addition to welcoming full-time students with undergraduate degrees in computing fields, we also cater to two major non-traditional groups of students: those with baccalaureate degrees in other majors and those whose schedules allow for only part-time studies. We have a substantial array of evening course offerings. Moreover, we offer an increasing number of our courses fully online.

In addition to a wide selection of courses, the programs allow students to take advantage of the many opportunities. Many graduate and research assistantships are available, as are several student assistant positions, some through sponsored research. The colloquium series features talks by invited speakers on current topics in the discipline. We support student organizations and offer Game Jams throughout the year to encourage development of student knowledge and skills outside the classroom.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents