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Assistant Arts Professor, Game Design




Join the NYU Game Center - a passionate community of game creators, researchers, and educators who are committed to building the world’s greatest game design program, to teach the next generation of game innovators, and to contribute to the improvement of games as a meaningful cultural form and game design as creative practice.


We are seeking applicants with experience in one or more of the following domains: game design, game development, art direction.


An Assistant Arts Professor (non-tenure, contract) position to be filled by a game developer with experience creatively leading and releasing multiple game projects in AAA or indie games. Experience with game engines such as Unity, GameMaker, and Unreal is preferred.


As part of Tisch School of the Arts, Game Center faculty are expected to combine teaching with an active, ongoing professional practice and/or research in the world of games. We are looking for candidates who are active participants in the field, doing original and innovative work as independent developers or as part of a team. Ideal candidates would have experience speaking or writing about their own and/or other game creators’ work from a critical perspective, and should be able to draw on their professional experience to create a compelling and effective learning environment. We are actively seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and in the field. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement, but it is a strong plus.


Whether you are an industry veteran with triple-A experience who wants a chance to share your knowledge of the complex craft of game development or an independent developer exploring the experimental edge of game aesthetics, we want to talk to you about joining the NYU Game Center.



Duties include teaching five courses a year, student advisement, and participation in developmental and school-wide committees. On-going professional work while teaching is expected. Salary to be negotiated, includes an excellent benefits package.


Applicants must provide a cover letter, full C.V. and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted by November 1, 2021. Finalists will be asked to submit a portfolio of creative work.


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