Computational Media: Adjunct Professor Pool (Ongoing)
The Department of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of assistant adjunct professors, associate adjunct professors, and adjunct professors. Adjunct faculty members are expected to engage in research or other creative activity, teaching, and university and public service. Appointments in this series may be assigned to academic scholars currently affiliated with other universities, or to qualified individuals who are professional practitioners of appropriate distinction when such an affiliation supports the academic and professional endeavors of the department. These appointments forge closer relations between the university and other academic institutions or industry, are frequently non-salaried, and involve a limited length of service. Academically qualified research or other creative personnel who contribute significantly to teaching either in formal courses or in guidance of graduate students in one or more of the areas below are encouraged to apply. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity of scholarly activity and add additional dimension to the Baskin School of Engineering by complementing or augmenting our existing research strengths.
Current areas of excellence and research foci within computational media include interactive storytelling, game design, procedural content generation/generative methods, game studies, games user research, computational cinematography, computer graphics for games and media, artificial intelligence for games and media, software studies, educational games, natural language and dialogue, and serious games.
UC Santa Cruz is the University of California campus nearest to Silicon Valley and maintains close ties with local industry in the fields of computational media. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Adjunct Professor, Associate Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Professor
SALARY Appointments may be with or without salary, and are contingent on funding availability. As a minimum, one-half of the funding for the base salary shall come from non-state funds. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in computer science, digital media, human computer interaction, games, or closely related or relevant field at the time of application.
Demonstrated record of research and teaching.
POSITION AVAILABLE Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's 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), but they 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.
Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Please 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 (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 9, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning fall quarter 2020 through fall quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.
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