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Burlington, Vermont - United States
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Assistant Professor Position in Game Programming


About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs and professional certificates on campus, online and abroad. Champlain College was named the #1 "Most Innovative School" in the North in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016 ranking and holds steady at #14 in the overall list of "Best Regional Colleges in the North." It was listed in Princeton Review's 2015 editions of "The Best 376 Colleges" and "353 Green Colleges." Champlain is a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens.


The College is located in picturesque Burlington, Vermont, which is consistently ranked as one of the country's most livable small cities. Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all." Burlington was also ranked as one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.


We encourage interested candidates to peruse our website for more information about our work and cultural environment. Champlain College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition benefits, generous retirement contributions and a professional working environment.


Job Description:
The Division of Information Technology and Sciences at Champlain College seeks an Assistant Professor of Game Programming. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates with requisite teaching experience may be considered for an appointment at a higher rank. The expected start date is August 2021 but candidates may also be considered for January 2021.


The successful candidate will teach a wide range of Computer Science and Game Programming courses.  The typical teaching load is four courses per semester.  Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction; hands-on activities translate theory into practice.  Because the College is entrepreneurial and market-driven, its academic programs respond to industry dynamics.  Consequently, the College particularly values industry and other practical experience for its faculty and students.  As a part of The Game Studio at Champlain College, the successful candidate will need to be highly collegial and collaborative with faculty from other programs.  A track record of multidisciplinary collaboration is highly sought after.


Desired skills and knowledge include professional-level knowledge of C++, 2D/3D graphics, and game architecture.  The successful candidate should also have professional-level experience in at least one of the following: game networking, game AI, game physics, Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and Mobile apps.  Proficiency in other programming languages used in the game industry (such as C#) is a plus.  A strong interest and/or experience in education/teaching are essential.


The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in game programming or a related field.  As Champlain College highly values practical experience, consideration will be given to candidates with a bachelor's degree plus significant industry accomplishments as measured by years of experience, published games, and publications/articles.  All candidates must have at least 3 years of professional experience in Game Development or a closely related industry and be able to demonstrate a commitment to teaching.


Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.


Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIVd -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.


Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.


The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.


Application Instructions:
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