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Position Overview:

Boise State University's College of Innovation and Design & the Games Interactive Media and Mobile (GIMM) program are seeking a new colleague who will teach courses on Game & Mobile Development. The GIMM program is one of the fastest growing majors at Boise State and has a robust applied research model with an emphasis on community and industry outreach. We are seeking a new faculty colleague at the rank of Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor, with a teaching load of 12 credits per semester. This new colleague will bolster our considerable offerings in Game and Mobile development, as well as help us explore emerging technologies in areas such as the Internet of Things, Haptics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality. GIMM's curriculum is optimized instructor-student interactions with small class sizes and hands-on activities that translate theory into practice. GIMM faculty work with local, national, and international clients in the construction of interactive learning experiences. Therefore, we are especially interested in applicants who have experience working on large scale interactive projects with clients as well as teaching.

Candidates' areas of focus should address the following areas, but could do so from a variety of perspectives and technologies:

  • Game Development with a strong background in coding and an understanding of best practices using OOP design. Experience with Unity Game Engine is a plus, but we are equally interested in other tool platforms such as Unreal engine.
  • Mobile Development with an emphasis on Augmented Reality experiences. Experience with SWIFT is a plus but we are equally interested in Android and/or various cross platform development tools such as Xamarin, Appcelerator, or Sencha.
  • Virtual Reality development with an understanding of both 360 Video and 3D model integration into gaming environments. Experience creating industry simulations/serious games is a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach undergraduate courses in Games, Interactive Media and Mobile development.
  • Contribute to applied research efforts in the community.
  • Engage in academic and community service scholarship.
  • Engage in professional, university, and community service.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science. Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Media, or a related field and/or industry equivalent experience.



Preferred Qualifications:
  • Coding experience with Unity or Swift platform.
  • PhD or MFA in a related field.
  • Interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and project management experience.
  • Interest in experiential learning approaches.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive learning environments.
  • Ability to teach within one or more of the following areas: Game development (emphasis on coding), Mobile development with Augmented Reality.
  • Interest in exploring emerging technology areas such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, & Haptics.


Required Application Materials: Please submit in one PDF document: a cover letter (max 3 page), curriculum vita, a link to website or shared drive with a portfolio of your work, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable). Letters of recommendation will be requested before on-campus interviews.



In the cover letter, address the following items in this order:
  • Personal qualifications for this position.
  • Capacity for interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and project management.
  • Interest in and commitment to creating inclusive learning environments.


  • Any inquiries regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Anthony Ellertson: anthonyellertson@boisestate.edu

    Closing Date: The deadline for applications is January 20, 2020, 11:59 PM MST .

    About Boise: http://boisechamber.org

    About the University: https://www.boisestate.edu/about/

    About the School: https://www.boisestate.edu/gimm/

    Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/ .