Are you a passionate mentor and advisor who loves to guide students? Are you interested in working with some of the brightest students who come from computer science, art, and other varied backgrounds? Then we are looking for someone like you.
The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University seeks exemplary applicants for a teaching track faculty position emphasizing software engineering, C++, game engine technical development, and game development. While preferred, an advanced degree is not required for candidates with extensive professional coding experience, but a strong interest in teaching the next generation of professionals these skills is a must.
You are encouraged to contribute to teaching our core Project course, supervising student teams in their project course work, and critiquing student work from the software engineering point of view. Additionally, you will teach one to two elective C++ and game or game engine programming courses a year. We are looking for someone who will contribute to our teaching mission, be a passionate mentor and advisor, and serve with colleagues to help promote the general success of the department.
Your responsibilities will include:
Teach, with co-faculty, the semester ETC Project Course. Supervise students within their project teams of typically 4-6 students and provide constructive criticism on project materials;
Conduct code reviews with teams interested in deeper discussions on their software artifacts, which often utilize Unity or web application frameworks dependent on client needs;
Hold office hours each week to help students;
Be a mentor to incoming students and assist their professional growth and preparation for careers as software developers in entertainment technology;
Teach one to two elective classes per year, preferably in the areas of C++, professional game engine development, and programming in support of entertainment technologies;
Attend presentations, faculty meetings, and program events.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.