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University of Houston

Adjunct, Interdisciplinary Studies

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University of Houston
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Houston, TX

Job Description

Adjunct, Interdisciplinary Studies - (ADJ000370) Adjunct, Interdisciplinary Studies

Department Name: D0057 Interdisciplinary Studies


The Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Houston-Downtown seeks qualified adjunct instructors to teach Esports online courses BSIS 4390.05; Esports and the Gaming Industry, BSIS 4390.06; Esports Media and Communication, BSIS 4390.07; Esports Emerging Trends and Opportunities, BSIS 4390.08; Esports Project Management: Live Event Programming. Candidates should have working knowledge of marketing and/or production in esports, familiarity with industry trends and with current hardware and software to optimize broadcasts. Desirable experience includes a deep knowledge of the esports and gaming industry, production studios, and game publishers and developers. The candidate must plan and create course syllabi; provide quality instruction and guidance in an online environment; follow institutional guidelines; evaluate student performance; maintain a positive educational environment in the online classroom, etc.



  • Candidates must hold a Master’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 18 hours of graduate course work in the particular discipline area is preferred.
  • Experience teaching online courses is preferred.

About University of Houston Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master's degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 51,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHDβ€”the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts

Schedule: Part-time

Job Posting: Mar 9, 2020, 2:27:21 PM

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing