University of California, Santa Cruz

Computational Media: Associate or Assistant Teaching Professor for Capstone and Experiential Learning (Initial Review 11.21.22)

Computational Media


Position title: Associate Teaching Professor (tenure-equivalent) or Assistant Teaching Professor (tenure-track equivalent) for Capstone and Experiential Learning

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

Percent time: Full-time (100%)

Anticipated start: As soon as possible or by July 1, 2023, with the academic year beginning in September 2023. If starting before July 1, 2023, all degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2023 for employment beyond that date. If starting on July 1, 2023, all degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2024 for employment beyond that date.


Open date: September 7, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Nov 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.


The Computational Media department ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications up to an Associate Teaching Professor for Capstone and Experiential Learning. Candidates should be experienced in the conceptualization, design, development, and critique of interactive, playable forms of computational media. This could include one or more of: video games, interactive narratives, immersive performances, virtual reality environments, alternate reality games, playable installations, and/or many other types of creative, expressive work.

We are open to candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. We value academic research experience, industry and non-profit development experience, arts/design/performance experience, and more. While this is not a position focused on teaching frameworks/engines or programming (which are covered elsewhere in the curriculum) an understanding of processes and tools used to create computational media work is desired.

Please see the full position description, qualifications, and application requirements here:


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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Last updated: 2022-10-31