Assistant/ Associate Teaching Professor - Game Development and Entrepreneurship
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Tracking Code: 1553-136
Position Title: Teaching Faculty - Assistant/ Associate Teaching Professor - Game Development and Entrepreneurship
Appointment Type: Full Time Continuing
Posting Date: April 30, 2019
Application Review Date: The first review of applications will begin on May 30, 2019, and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found.
Ontario Tech University (The University of Ontario Institute of Technology), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining Ontario Tech University’s globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.
The Faculty of Business & Information Technology at Ontario Tech University invites applications for a full-time teaching focused position in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program effective July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable and experienced in the role as a Technical Artist. Candidates must possess expertise in 3D modeling, animation, as well as technical knowledge (C/C++, programming constructs, ability to develop plugins for modern engines/modeling/animation software). Candidates must also have experience in prototyping gameplay and developing interactive video games with game engines (e.g. Unity3D, Unreal Engine), modeling/animation software packages (e.g. Autodesk Maya, Z-Brush). Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to work as a valuable team member.
Applicants should possess an MFA, MSc, PhD or be near completion of a graduate degree in a related field, a strong academic background, and strong knowledge in some or all of the following areas with an emphasis on game development: computer modeling and animation, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, sound/audio, game design, multi-player online environments, and serious games. In addition, relevant gaming-related industrial experience, university level teaching experience, and knowledge/experience regarding the “business of gaming” are required. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
In keeping with our technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless connectivity, strong computer skills are essential, and experience with Blackboard is an asset. In addition, a proven commitment to providing innovative and inclusive teaching strategies is required as is evidence of an ability to work in a collaborative environment. Excellent communication skills with an ability to maintain effective relationships with a range of faculty, staff and students are essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 70% Teaching, 20% Service, and 10% Other workload each year.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by Ontario Tech University's Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the university and Ontario Tech University's Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure track collective agreement.
Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2019, or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter, their resume; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and the names of three referees through the Ontario Tech University website.
Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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