Art & Design- Games and Playable Media: Visiting Professor Pool (Ongoing)

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Art & Design- Games and Playable Media: Visiting Professor Pool (Ongoing)

The Art & Design: Games & Playable Media Program (AGPM, at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of Visiting Professors (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor). We seek candidates with a multidisciplinary orientation who are experienced with game design as both a technological and artistic practice. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include experimental animation, visual design, interactive audio design, interface design, interactive narrative, and intermedia art. We seek experienced, accomplished artists/scholars preferably with teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All levels of Visiting Professors are expected to engage in research or other creative activity; teaching; and University and public service. Selected candidates will serve as full members of the AGPM Program and must be able to work successfully with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Professor

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Terminal degree in an area of expertise related to Game Design (or equivalent foreign degree) or a demonstrated record of accomplishment and creative work in the field as evidenced by released games, exhibition, and performance of games at conferences, festivals, museums and galleries, nomination for major awards, recognition in the press, and/or publication and critical discussion in the press, journals and other means of presentation at the time of application.

Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit's need. Initial appointments will be full-time, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Appointments made to the Visiting Professor Series are temporary and the total period of consecutive service may not exceed two years.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00698-19P in all correspondence.

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Research Statement (required)
  • Teaching Statement that clearly outlines your teaching experience and teaching interests (required)
  • Samples of your work. Upload materials as PDFs. For interactive work, upload a PDF with a description and link to the work (three samples are required and a maximum of five will be accepted)
  • Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (optional). See diversity statement guidelines at

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). 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

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through February 1, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning July 1, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



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