Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Game Design

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7144411

Posted: May 9, 2023

Job Description

The Computer Science Department is seeking a full-time faculty candidate to focus their work on our new Game Design & Development concentration. A successful candidate would be hired at a rank commensurate with their experience: tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. 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. 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. 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.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities: 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. Also possible are additional opportunities for teaching online graduate courses in related programs.
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.

In the case where a faculty member does not meet the degree requirements described above, the Department of Computer Science considers the following to be appropriate credentials to be qualified to teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s degree level in Computer Science: (1) A high-quality portfolio/resume/vita demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate to the assigned course(s), and, (2a) either significant professional experience related to the subject matter being taught (5 or more years) with a record of research, scholarship, creative activity, relevant certifications, or achievement in industry appropriate to the assigned course(s), or (2b) significant instructional experience teaching the subject matter at another accredited university (5 or more years) demonstrating a commitment to educational achievement and improvement through ongoing assessment of student learning appropriate to the assigned course(s).

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer 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: Include the following documents with your application:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Statement/Portfolio
4. Research Statement/Papers
5. Inclusive Excellence/Diversity Statement
You have the option to 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. Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide this statement.
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 to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by June 1, 2023.

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.

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:

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.

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.

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Job posting number:#7144411
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
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