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Games and Game Design, Assistant Professor


Games and Game Design, Assistant Professor

Department of Electronic & Photographic Media

School of Communications

Webster University

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. 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. Master’s 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.

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.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the job description and the School, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) a link to a portfolio containing examples of professional work that may include playable/downloadable demonstrations, images, or videos; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit application materials through the job postings site https://webster.peopleadmin.com.

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master's degrees in five diverse fields of communications. We offer communication programs and course work on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, Athens, and our newest campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as well as in Saint Louis, online, and selected metro and military campuses.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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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