The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
We’re hiring: Game Design Teaching Track Faculty
Come teach the future of entertainment.
The ETC is hiring! Do you have hands-on design and development experience in games or immersive environments? Do you have a passion for exploring the full potential of games? Do you want to share your professional skills with a diverse group of people? Are you interested in working with some of the world’s brightest students from computer science, game design, visual art, and other backgrounds? Great, because we are looking for someone like you!
Shaping the minds behind the design
Help us shape the future of the premiere professional degree program in entertainment technology. Join us as we diversify our project-based curriculum and prepare our students to build the entertainment professions of the 21st century.
A fantastic place to learn, work, and play
The ETC has been graduating students into the creative industries for over 20 years.
For more: http://www.etc.cmu.edu/learn/history/
Carnegie Mellon University has been innovating for over 100 years.
Find out more: https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html
By multiple measures, Pittsburgh is considered one of the most livable cities in the country.
For more info: https://www.cmu.edu/about/pittsburgh.html
Ready to dive deep into design and development?
Your responsibilities will include:
- Teach, with co-faculty, three sections of the semester ETC Project Course. Supervise students within their project teams (typically 4-6 students each) and provide constructive criticism on project materials;
- Mentor a diverse body of students and assist their professional growth, particularly related to game design and preparing for careers in design and development;
- Develop and teach one to two elective classes per year in your choice of subject, preferably in the areas of professional game design, playable prototyping, and design and development in immersive entertainment technologies
We are seeking an individual who holds a B.S. or B.A. and has proven industry experience of five or more years with game design and development. An advanced degree is not required for candidates with extensive professional experience in game design, but having such a degree is a plus. Our students desire to understand how real-world professional design & development occurs. Ideal candidates will be able to show evidence of practices which promote and support diverse perspectives and underrepresented and underserved voices in the field.
You should be able to demonstrate:
- Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills; and
- In-depth understanding of industry and/or independent professional game design and development
- A high level of expertise developing experiences from playable prototype to polished completion
Additional professional skills are welcome, such as (but not limited to):
- Design work in mobile, tabletop, theme-park, escape room, AAA, etc.
- Experience with both small and large teams
- Programming experience
- Music/Sound design experience
How to Apply
For more information, and to apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/92224
The deadline for complete submissions is December 31, 2021. Application documents must be in PDF format and include:
- Resume and Portfolio that highlights professional game design and development work in the listed areas of interest;
- Teaching, creative interest, and diversity statements (see below for more about these documents); and
- The names and email addresses of three or more individuals who can be asked to provide letters of reference. The Search Committee will not directly request letters until the final round of the process.
Carnegie Mellon provides financial assistance for relocation to Pittsburgh, PA.
About your statements:
- Your teaching statements should express how you think you would teach topics in which you have a professional expertise and experience, within the unique educational context of the ETC.
- Creative statements share what you make as a professional, along with why and how you make it.
- Your diversity statements should explain how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive ETC community through your teaching and creative work.
The ETC R&D Agenda (https://www.etc.cmu.edu/learn/rd-agenda/) and MET Curriculum (https://www.etc.cmu.edu/learn/curriculum/) provide a reference for the general areas covered.
For more information on writing statements:
About Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center
Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, PA is a major research university of approximately 13,000 students, consistently ranked as one of the top research universities on the globe by US News and World Report. The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) offers a two-year professional graduate Masters in Entertainment Technology program. Each year, an incoming class of 75-80 students pursues an educational experience addressing their professional development through applied research on interdisciplinary projects. Founded in 1998, the ETC has over 1,000 alumni whose achievements help illustrate the solid basis of the ETC’s curriculum.
Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive urban environment frequently rated as one of the most livable in the U.S. The Entertainment Technology Center is committed to building a diverse faculty within an increasingly broad university community, and we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. We also work actively to meet the needs of dual-career couples.