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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado - United States
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Game Design


The School of Art and Design at the University of Northern Colorado seeks an artist & educator to provide exceptional instruction in game design. The successful candidate will join a faculty of twenty-seven arts faculty and staff, in a NASAD accredited School of Art & Design, situated within a College of Performing and Visual Arts. This newly created area will enhance our studio concentrations in computer graphics and graphic design with an emphasis on 2D and 3D modeling and animation, interface design, storyboarding, illustration, and scripting. The successful candidate will build on our existing framework and provide leadership and direction in expanding curricular offerings, internship networks, and university co-curricular offerings, especially with respect to game mathematics and programming.

The successful candidate will participate in student advisement and mentoring, professional development, and recruitment activities. The ideal candidate will have a record of delivering both a creative and skills-based education, while being skilled and knowledgeable about the technical processes related to production.

This is a full-time tenure-track position with an annual nine-month contract. Additional information about the School of Art & Design can be found at

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in art or related field with knowledge of 2D and 3D animation or equivalent industry experience.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in 3D Animation, Game Design, Computer Art or related field. Commercial experience with a successful record of working in 3D animation and/or game design production. Teaching, defined broadly to encompass workshops, training, or similar activity in addition to classroom experience.

Contact and Application Deadline:  Review of completed files will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. Qualified candidates submit the following via the internet by visiting Detailed Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Philosophy; Artist Statement (Other Document); Appropriate Evidence of Scholarly and Creative Activity (Scholarly Work); and Contact information for 5 Professional References. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The cover letter may be addressed to the attention of Dr. Kiki Gilderhus, Chair of the Gaming Search Committee. 

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