Visiting Lecturer, Interactive Game & Media - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 5615BR

School/Department: Interactive Game and Media

College : Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Faculty Rank : Visiting Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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The Visiting Lecturer will contribute to the academic mission of the School of IGM and will be responsible for course preparations, formal classroom and lab teaching, and new lecture and lab course development in one or more of the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Real-time graphics programming
  • Introductory programming (C#, C++, JavaScript)
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Game design/development
  • Web design/development
  • Physical computing
  • Data visualization
  • Aesthetic/creative computing

The Visiting Lecturer will also be responsible for student mentoring and contributing to the advancement of the School through service assignments. They will engage in professional growth through activities such as further study, creative projects, and active participation in professional societies. The successful candidates will have a passion for developing games/interactive media and have either industry experience or teaching experience in the areas of games/interactive media development and programming to inform their teaching. We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the country’s first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the world’s leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game-changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.


Committed to excellence in teaching and research, IGM’s programs, coursework, research, and development efforts provide over 800 undergraduates and nearly 60 graduate students with the knowledge and skills to pursue meaningful and rewarding careers in media-centric, interactive software development, while simultaneously advancing the field and helping to provide a well-rounded educational experience. IGM faculty also participate in the college-wide PhD Program in Computing and Information Sciences, which has 100 current doctoral students in the program.

IGM’s students are involved regularly in game jams, independent creative projects and, with a 96% placement rate; graduates have obtained high-profile jobs as game designers and developers at AAA companies.

IGM supports and encourages creative and collaborative academic inquiry, by both faculty and students, and is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. IGM faculty have active, externally funded research from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the game and new media industries.

For more information about IGM, please visit School of Interactive Games and Media | Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences | RIT.


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  • Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Successful applicants have demonstrated the ability and/or potential to teach effectively


Apply online at Search: 5615BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:

  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

In addition, please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Interactive Games & Media School Administration Search Committee c/o Jill Bray at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to