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Assistant Professor in Game Design

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by December 31, 2017.

Posting Details 

Classification Information

Rank Assistant Professor in Game Design
Tenure Status Tenure Track

Position / Posting Information

Academic Year 2018-2019

The Game Development program in the School of Design within the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2018.

Our innovative, well-established Game Design program works closely with our sister programs in Gameplay Programming, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Animation, Digital Cinema, Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Computer Graphics. Our students and faculty strive to advance the medium and expand games by cultivating games with novel aesthetic, emotional, or social impact. Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop, the School of Design offers a learning environment that nurtures the development of future-proof designers who are visionary, adaptive, and interdisciplinary. Our faculty builds bridges within and outside DePaul and engages in community outreach and social justice projects that correspond to DePaul’s Vincentian Mission. We have a strong track record of collaborating with local high schools, youth centers, libraries, museums and NGOs. You can learn more about the Game Development program here

Colleagues in the Game Design program are dedicated to mutual success and growth; we foster a productive environment for go-getters who will add new dimensions to our program. Help us shape our exciting new MFA in Game Design that launched Spring 2017. The position features well-paid compensation, supported faculty leave, generous travel budgets to present work at festivals and conferences You’ll have opportunities to travel and collaborate with institutions globally and teach Study-Abroad programs in Japan, Scotland, China and Mexico. The College of Computing and Digital Media has a wide array of cutting-edge equipment such as the latest generation VR and AR devices, iPhones, a spherical camera rig, etc. as well as impressive spaces such as a motion capture lab, recording studios, a stop motion lab, a usability lab, a fabrication lab, professional film studios, and a newly-built physical technology lab with laser cutters, 3D printers, and other tools. Faculty are given space to develop new courses and create projects that explore the possibilities of games and play experiences on emerging technologies and platforms. Collaborate across disciplines in the exciting environment of the College of Computing and Digital Media that includes School of Computing, School of Design and School of Cinematic Arts.

Required Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the position will have teaching and creative development experience in several of the following areas: Art and experimental games; games about human experience; narrative design; prototyping; scripting; level design; systems design. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of showing games in festivals, museums, and/or conferences, who has advised student work accepted into festivals. Qualified candidates will have service and administrative experience in addition to substantial teaching, research and creative development. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. A terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Posting Number Full-time Faculty 206Posting
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by December 31, 2017.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Portfolio
Optional Documents

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