Open rank, Games and Esports – School of Arts, Media and Engineering

School of Arts, Media and Engineering


The School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University seeks a faculty member in Games and Esports. This position is open in rank and category (tenure track or career track faculty). The position begins with the Fall 2024 semester. The successful candidate will teach classes in games and esports and maintain a load of teaching, research, and service expectations as appropriate to the hire. Faculty can will also advise student projects, engage with departmental events, and support recruitment and retention initiatives. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. The candidate serves the Tempe campus and must reside or be willing to relocate to be able to teach in person.

The primary responsibilities for this position will be in the programs of the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, a cross-disciplinary unit that advances technofluency – its development, application, and implication – as its mission. The School houses artists, designers, engineers, and humanities scholars to leverage emerging technologies for public impact. This is an opportunity to influence a growing and recent area of emphasis in the school curriculum.

Required qualifications:

  1. Masters or doctorate in game design, game development, esports management, or in a related area. International candidates must hold a terminal degree.
  2. Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  3. Experience in the game and/or esports industry.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

Desired qualifications:

We believe it unlikely that any candidate will meet all of the desired qualifications. The desired qualifications represent our intention to recruit a wide pool of candidates who meet the required qualifications above and who want to join a connected, mission-driven, hard-working team of practitioners and researchers driven by creativity, curiosity, justice, and equity. If these qualities describe you, we encourage you to apply.

  1. Two or more years of full-time teaching experience in higher education
  2. Experience teaching in-person and in digital environments (asynchronously and/or synchronously).
  3. Experience working in a collaborative environment and across disciplines.
  4. Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented students and/or diverse communities.
  5. Ability to mentor graduate students or advanced undergraduates in projects.

Application deadline:

The application deadline is September 26, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  1. Cover Letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address.
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy, up to two pages.
  4. A statement, up to two pages, describing how the candidate’s past teaching, research, and/or service has advanced specific goals of equity, inclusion, and justice in STEM fields or beyond, consistent with the ASU charter.
  5. Name and contacts of three professional references.

All applications must be submitted electronically via

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and 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, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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