Job: Assistant Professor (or Lecturer) in Game Design at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Assistant Professor (or Lecturer) in Game Design at University of Wisconsin-Stout
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Appointment Type: Faculty
Department: Department of Design, School of Art and Design
Title: Assistant Professor: Game Design
Start Date: Fall 2013
Term: Full-time, Tenure-Track, Entry-Level Teaching Position

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A. Tenure Track Position
* M.F.A. or Ph.D. in an area of expertise complimentary to Game Design, or equivalent terminal degree with an emphasis in digital media and design
* Experience using digital game design tools (i.e.: Gamemaker, Flash, Unity, UDK, etc.)
* Ability to teach in both Macintosh and PC/Windows environments

B. Academic Staff Position
* Master’s degree (MA or MS) in an area of expertise complimentary to Game Design, digital media or design
* Experience using digital game design tools (i.e.: Gamemaker, Flash, Unity, UDK, etc.)
* Ability to teach in both Macintosh and PC/Windows environments

Seeking a Game Designer with a focus in digital video game design. Secondary focus in traditional (tabletop) game design and other digital design foundation areas is welcomed.

RESPONSIBILITIES Teach three studio courses each semester that may include beginning, intermediate and advanced Game Design classes (Intro to Game Design, 2D Game Design, 3D Game Design) and other design classes that support the Game Design major. Contribute to a rigorous learning environment with willingness to use traditional, alternative and digital delivery methods including participation in a laptop teaching and learning environment. Participate in the Game Design Program’s collaborative teaching mission. Demonstrate organizational skills, collegiality and leadership skills. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is necessary. Provide academic advisement for students; curriculum development and service to the department, college and university. Engage in professional research. (Tenure Track only) Pursue external funding. (Tenure Track only) Perform other duties as designated by Chair.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN: The School of Art and Design has 60+ faculty/staff and 900+ majors. There are five distinct BFA programs (Studio Art, Entertainment Design, Graphic & Interactive Design, Interior Design such as SPACE PLANNING, and Industrial Design) and a new MFA program in Design. The school partners with the Game Design and Development Program to support a Game Design Major with a strong focus in traditional and digital art/design.

ABOUT THE GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: The Game Design & Development Program is a rapidly growing major, with 200+ majors that includes students with concentrations in either Art or Computer Science. Students take a mixture of game design and concentration-specific courses. Four specific game design courses are collaborative experiences, with faculty and students representing both Art and Computer Science areas participating in the course.

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 20 graduate and 40 undergraduate programs. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service.

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the Chippewa Valley region, go to

As an equal employment opportunity & affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

It is the policy of UW Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

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Screening of applications will begin 1/15/2013 however, screening may continue until the position is filled.

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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All materials must be submitted via our online application system in the form of three unique PDF’s (see below). Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please note: Once you have submitted your application and attached materials you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

1. Upload a single, multipage PDF document including: letter of application, vitae, teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial), contact information for three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers).
2. Upload a single, multipage PDF document including: 10-20 samples of professional work, an image list with brief written descriptions of work, specific URL’s/direct links to You Tube or Vimeo for animations and playable games, if necessary. Total PDF size should be no more than 20 MB.
3. Evidence of teaching potential – which may include 10-20 samples with list of student work – if available. Total PDF size should be no more than 20 MB.
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If you have application questions call or email:
Nagesh Shinde
Phone: 715.232.1097

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