DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Instructor in Game Design
Term/Non Tenure Track
Position / Posting Information
The Game Development program in the School of Design within the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track position with a renewable one-year term to begin in September 2019.
As a member of the Game Design program you would be teaching undergraduate and graduate students the practical skills of game production, as well as mentoring them in innovative approaches to designing meaningful, experimental, artistic, political, and personal games.
Located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary and interdisciplinary designers. As such we are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. DePaul has a commitment to the broader community of Chicago, and our students engage in outreach and social justice projects in collaboration with local high schools, youth centers, libraries, museums, and NGOs. Our ideal candidate looks forward to helping students connect with opportunities to show and develop their work across the city and in collaboration with our sister programs in Gameplay Programming, Graphic Design, Animation, and User Experience Design. You can learn more about the Game Design program here: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/landing/gaming/index.html
Faculty in the School of Design are given many forms of support to develop their careers as scholars and artists. Faculty have access to cutting-edge equipment and lab spaces, including VR and AR production spaces, a makerspace, as well as recording, film, and motion capture studios. The position features well-paid compensation and support for presenting work at festivals and conferences. Colleagues in the Game Design program are dedicated to mutual success and growth, and we are interested in someone who will add new dimensions to our program.
A terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD is required for this position. The ideal candidate for the position will have teaching and creative development experience in several of the following areas: • Prototyping and playtesting • Scripting • Level design • Systems design • Game narratives • Experimental game design • Social justice based game 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 substantial experience teaching and mentoring students, as well as a record of scholarly and creative activity. DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures from a diverse urban setting, thus CDM is interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Members of all racial, ethnic, ability and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your field are encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Full-time Faculty 265Posting
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
To apply please submit the following application materials: • a cover letter describing your experience and interests • a CV including a list of any publications • a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi and assignments (Other Document) • a design portfolio (Portfolio) • a diversity statement (Other Document Type 2) • three letters of reference
Applicant Documents Required Documents
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Other Document Type 2
Internal Number: 108435784
About DePaul University
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.