Job: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Game Design at DePaul University

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University in Chicago invites Game Designers to apply for a full-time tenure-track position in one of the most innovative and established Game Development programs in the country.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop and Lincoln Park communities, our Game Development degree program features concentrations in programming and game design/production, is highly cross-disciplinary, and is linked closely with our programs in Animation, Interactive Media, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Digital Cinema and Computer Graphics. 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, Devil’s Tuning Fork, a DePaul student game, was a 2010 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase winner, and this year’s entry, Octodad, is receiving international attention. 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 and have teaching and research/development experience in one or more of the following areas:
– game mechanic design
– experimental games
– level design, creation and evaluation
– design prototyping and evaluation
– serious games

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. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should have a PhD, MFA, MET or equivalent. Candidates without terminal degree may be eligible for adjunct or full-time non-tenure track positions and are encouraged to apply.

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 February 1st to and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, a detailed syllabus for a proposed course in the area that you would teach, and a DVD (by mail) or URL of samples of relevant creative work and/or scholarship (electronic submission of documents is strongly encouraged).

For application materials sent by mail (such as letters of recommendation and DVDs):
Game Design Faculty Search Committee
School of CIM
DePaul University
243 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60604-2301

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