Rochester Institute of Technology’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) invites applications and nominations for a lecturer position in the School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM). The school has three degree programs, a B.Sc. in Game Design and Development, an M.Sc. in Game Design and Development and a B.Sc. in New Media Interactive Development. The School is internationally recognized as a leader in its degree areas. The Princeton Review has ranked our programs in Game Design and Development in the top 10 nationally in their respective categories.
We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and/or industry experience in one or both of the following areas:
- Data Structures, Algorithms, and Interactivity
- Graphics Programming
A master’s degree in a relevant field is required. Successful candidates will have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to RIT’s commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
In addition to IGM, the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is home to the Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Sciences and Technologies, and Computing Security departments, as well as a Ph.D. program in Computer and Information Sciences. The college has 112 faculty and over 2700 undergraduate and 600 graduate students.
Candidates should review the official posting (425BR) at RIT Career Zone for more information about the position and the application process.
For specific questions about the position or the school not answered by this page or the official job posting, feel free to contact the search committee chair, Gordon Goodman.
About Our Faculty
Effective teaching is a high priority for faculty in our school. We use a mix of classroom approaches including standard lecture, studio-based instruction, and combined online/classroom presentations. We have a philosophy of incorporating active learning techniques in our classes which are an excellent fit for our enthusiastic students. We provide state of the art lab facilities for our students and faculty. Faculty also work with students on independent study, graduate projects, and advising student organizations.
The faculty of the School of IGM reflect a wide range of talents and interests. Members of our faculty hold degrees in computer science, narrative, philosophy, psychology, library science, and the fine arts. This diversity of interest is expressed in traditional venues such as peer reviewed publications, but also finds its expression in art exhibitions, performances and interactive experiences. What we seek are individuals who pose theoretical questions and encourage interaction.
Faculty members regularly present and take active leadership roles at GDC, Future Play, SIGGRAPH, CSCW, GLS, and Adobe MAX. They are also actively involved in the Games for Learning Institute, Preserving Virtual Worlds Initiative, and the National Center for the History of Electronic Games.
Our faculty prioritize collaboration, regularly working together on research and pedagogical initiatives. We value and encourage interdisciplinary and creative partnerships.
A Vibrant Community
The third-largest city in New York State, Rochester is a vibrant, active, community that is home to a well-educated and technologically savvy community. The city houses several world-class galleries and museums, multiple internationally renowned film and Jazz festivals, and the excellent Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rochester was ranked as the sixth 'most livable city' among 379 U.S. metropolitan areas in the 25th edition (2007) of the Places Rated Almanac. The Rochester area also received the top ranking for overall quality of life among U.S. metros with populations of more than 1 million in a 2007 study by Expansion Management magazine. In 2010 Forbes rated Rochester as the third best place to raise a family, and in 2012 Kiplinger rated Rochester as the fifth best city for families, citing the low cost of living, highly-rated public schools, and a low jobless rate.
The Finger Lakes region is nearby, with exceptional opportunities for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, camping and other outdoor activities, as well as award-winning wineries.