The Department of Computer Science at Elon University invites applications for a faculty member to serve a new Game Design and Development Minor as well as support the existing Computer Science majors and minors. The minimum requirement to be considered for the position is a Master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, as well as experience creating digital games. Whether the candidate is appointed as Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Lecturer (non-tenure track) at the university will be determined by the candidate's educational degree and experience.
Candidates must demonstrate strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities will include courses on Game Design and Game Production (for non-Computer Science majors), and Game Programming (for Computer Science majors). In addition, responsibilities include mentoring teams of undergraduate students as they design and create games in a capstone experience. The candidate may teach a variety of courses in the Computer Science curriculum, described on the department website. Teaching will also include courses in Elon’s Core Curriculum. Faculty typically teach six courses per year, with occasional course release opportunities available to help support faculty scholarship, service, and professional development.
Candidates who have experience working with a diverse community, and who can contribute to the university's climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic, private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts and sciences based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit us at http://www.elon.edu. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Review of applications will begin immediately and may continue until the position is filled. To be assured full consideration, applicants should attach the following materials in an email message to email@example.com by January 4, 2019.
? Letter of application
? Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this stage)
? Teaching Statement (1 page maximum)
? Research Statement (1 page maximum)
? 2 or 3 Letters of Recommendation
Applicants may supplement the teaching statement with additional evidence of effective teaching or ability to teach in the Computer Science curriculum as a separate file.
Applicants may direct any questions about the position to Search Committee Chairpersons Dr. Shannon Duvall (firstname.lastname@example.org; +1-336-278-6232) or Dr. Scott Spurlock (email@example.com;
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon's 6,045 undergraduate and 746 graduate students come from 49 states and 58 other countries. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master’s-level university in the nation and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. I...n the 2018 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more often than any other university in the nation for eight academic programs that are focused on student success. U.S. News also ranks Elon #1 among Southern master's-level universities, with #1 rankings for undergraduate teaching and innovation. Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 382 "best colleges." The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Elon #33 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina in student engagement, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine names Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.