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(Archived) Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Game Design

Last Updated: 9/21/22

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Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Game Design

Ball State University

The Computer Science Department is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty candidate to focus their work on our new Game Design & Development concentration.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Computer Science and contribute to our new concentration in Game Design and Development. This is one of five new concentrations that our students can choose from, and the successful candidate will have an instrumental role in helping form, grow, assess, and improve our programs. The Game Design and Development concentration involves significant collaboration with students and faculty in Art and Music, including an interdisciplinary, team-taught, year-long capstone experience. Ball State University values community-engaged scholarship, and many of our past multidisciplinary student game development teams have worked with local schools and museums to make original games.

Students in this program learn traditional Computer Science concepts while also studying fundamentals of game design and working on multidisciplinary teams to create and release original games.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Teaching assignments will be in the Computer Science undergraduate program, with a focus on courses in the Game Design & Development concentration during the academic year, primarily taught on-campus.

Additional courses for the undergraduate or graduate curriculum in Computer Science are possible and may be offered online or on-campus. The candidate is expected to engage in relevant scholarship that will advance research and creative opportunities for undergraduates.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in computer science or related field from an accredited university by date of appointment; commitment to excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a teaching statement and/or teaching evaluations.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching computer science courses strongly preferred.
  • Experience teaching game design and/or game development classes.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching as demonstrated by teaching evaluations from at least one year of part-time or full-time teaching gained concurrently or at any time.
  • Practical experience in game design and development.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33513 . Include the following documents with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement/portfolio, research statement/papers, and an inclusive excellence statement.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 10/21/2022.

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Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

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  • We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
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  • We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.

And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.

Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.

Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...