Assistant Professor Games & Game Design, 9 month Webster University
Position Number: F0181
Job Description Summary: The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Games and Game Design to start in January or August 2020. We are seeking experienced game developers with a record of teaching success, an understanding of design theory and history, game engines, and a passion for game development.
Minimum Qualifications A successful candidate will have broad knowledge of the field, an area of specialization, and mastery of the technical requirements within the specialization. Professional experience, teaching experience, and evidence of potential for academic career success are required. Masters degree or exceptional alternative qualifications will be considered; MFA or Ph.D. are preferred. An understanding of game design principles, theory, and documentation is mandatory as is an ability to collaborate with our other programs, including Animation, Film, Television and Video Production, and Interactive Digital Media.
Preferred Qualifications MFA or Ph.D. are preferred.
Essential Duties The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students in Games & Game Design and related areas, provide faculty service, and engage in professional development, including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a colleague to work as part of a team, contributing to the continual renewal of the game design program to ensure the maintenance of industry relevant courses and content, and be both collaborative and entrepreneurial, with skills, experience, and connections that complement those of colleagues in the School and across the University. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience.
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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