Job: Full-time Instructor in Game Design and/or Game Production, DePaul University, Chicago USA

Instructor in Game Design and/or Game Production
College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) DePaul University, Chicago

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University in Chicago invites Game Designers and Producers to apply for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in one of the most innovative and established Game Development programs in the country. An advanced degree is not required for candidates with extensive experience in game development or a related area.

Application deadline: July 23

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Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, our Game Development degree program features concentrations in game design, gameplay programming, and systems programming. The program is highly cross-disciplinary and is linked with our programs in Animation, Interactive Media, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Graphic Design, and Digital Cinema. The undergraduate degree, started in 2004, has grown quickly to more than 300 students. The graduate degree, first offered in 2009, is also showing strong growth. Students are enthusiastic, engaged, and productive. For example, two DePaul student games, Devil’s Tuning Fork and Octodad, were Independent Games Festival Student Showcase winners in 2010 and 2011. You can learn more about the game program at and CDM at

Ideal candidates for the position will have an active interest in game design or game production and have teaching and research/professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

Game Design
– game mechanic design
– level design, creation and evaluation
– design prototyping and evaluation
– playtesting, game usability

Game Production
– project management
– contracts, licensing and budgeting
– project tools, systems and software

Industry experience is a plus. Job responsibilities include teaching, advising, service, supervising student game projects and continued creative activities and/or scholarship in the field. The position begins Fall of 2012. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DePaul draws students of many backgrounds and cultures from a diverse urban setting, thus we are interested in recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of faculty. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.

For priority consideration, apply by July 23rd to: and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one page statement of teaching philosophy, three references or letters of recommendation, and a URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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