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Open Rank Teaching Professor, Games

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Arts, Media and Design

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications for non-tenure track, open rank Teaching Professor positions in Games (Assistant, Associate, or Full). We seek candidates with a record of excellence in research and/or creative practice, with significant publications and/or exhibited work and relevant teaching experience in the area of games, play, and computational media. Candidates with experience in game research and user experience, game design methodologies and/or game art production are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for delivering courses in our undergraduate game degrees and our graduate degree in Game Science and Design that hold the potential to engage a broadly interdisciplinary cohort of students.

Appointment within the Department of Art + Design locates you within a major urban private global research university and a leader in experiential learning, global engagement and advanced research. The College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) is a collaborative, diverse community, acting as a catalyst for research, inspiration, and discovery across the University. It brings together a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre, and is home to three interdisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Arts, the Center for Design, and the Center for Communication, Media Innovation, and Social Change. (See:


The teaching load is 3 classes per semester with the possibility of summer classes for extra compensation. This teaching position entails instructing, coaching, and preparing students entering our various game degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and working with faculty across the College of Arts, Media and Design and Northeastern University. 


Candidates must have a PhD, MFA or other terminal degree in a field relevant to game design prior to appointment start date. Candidates who are ABD are welcome to apply. The candidate must have a professional practice that will inform and advance the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibition, research and publication. Evidence of a high level of research and creative accomplishment is expected. Candidates are expected to have taught at entry and undergraduate levels of study. Candidates involved with user research are preferred. 


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Additional Information:

All applications must be submitted electronically at If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae, portfolio, and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references.

Letters of recommendation, research statements, and portfolios of creative work should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before Jan. 31, 2022 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is August 22, 2022. Inquiries may be directed to:

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support and accommodations, please contact Julie Newmeyer,, Personnel Administration Manager for the College of Arts, Media and Design.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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