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Game Art & Design Participating Faculty - Full Time

Woodbury University
Burbank, California
Benefits: group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, sick, and paid
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Participating Faculty to join the Game Art & Design Program in our School of Media, Culture, & Design (MCD). The following position is expected to be filled for Fall 2022! Woodbury University makes appointments in anticipation of its enrollment needs.

This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.   

Information on the program can be found at the links below:


The successful candidate will cover the full range of duties associated with teaching, including, but not limited to:

  • Preparing course material
  • Creating and posting course syllabi
  • Presenting material during the assigned course times
  • Holding office hours and providing appropriate out-of-class time for students
  • Responding to student e-mails
  • Conducting and grading assessments of students through assignments, exams, and other means, in a timely manner
  • Submitting final grades
  • Course appointments may require instruction during the day, on evenings, on weekends, or online.
  • Faculty are also active participants in student advising, curricular development, assessment of learning outcomes, identifying internship opportunities, promoting the department, and student recruitment activities.
  • Responsibilities may include involvement in off-campus activities and occasional evening or weekend duties. A teaching load of 36 instructional units throughout the academic year is required.


  • Ability to teach at multiple levels in game design including current industry software, rapid prototyping, level design, user interface design, experimental technology, coding, and sound design.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A terminal degree is preferred (an MFA in design or related discipline)
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.
  • Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an existing record of professional experience in game design and with a strong knowledge of current and future tools and technology. Our school emphasizes collaboration both within individual departments and in conjunction with other academic departments in the school.
  • The ideal candidate will have produced a strong body of work that reflects a high degree of knowledge, and a portfolio that demonstrates competency in multiple areas of the game design field.

APPLICATION:  Submissions must include:

  • A letter of application outlining experience in teaching, professional pursuits, and creative/research interests
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Two professional letters of recommendation

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.

About Woodbury University

Woodbury University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, NASAD. Woodbury University is a small, private, nonprofit university in Los Angeles. It was founded as Woodbury Business College in 1884 in downtown LA by educator and entrepreneur F. C. Woodbury. One of the first co-educational colleges in the West, Woodbury’s first class of students was roughly 50% male and 50% female. This commitment to diversity has remained one of Woodbury’s core principles. In 1937, Woodbury College moved to a new facility on Wilshire Blvd. New academic programs in design, architecture, liberal arts, and media were added to the curriculum as the school evolved, and Woodbury College became Woodbury University in 1974. In 1987, the University moved to its present home, a 22-acre campus in Northern Los Angeles straddling the boundary with the city of Burbank, on the site of a former convent. Woodbury University is now made up of four schools: The School of Business, School of Architecture, School of Media, Culture & Design, and the College of Liberal Arts. Woodbury University is a student-centered institution dedicated to transforming and preparing students for successful careers in the twenty-first century.


Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.

Qualifications Skills Preferred

Communication Skills


Software Skills


Planning/Organizing Skills


Presenting/Public Speaking Skills


Education Required

Bachelors or better in Art or related field.


Masters or better in Art or related field.

Experience Required

3 years: Teaching experience required. Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.


Woodbury University transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community. We achieve academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships and ensuring that all our processes, services and environment enrich the student experience.


Woodbury University cultivates a personal, interactive learning environment that focuses on innovative, practice-based professional and liberal arts education. We add distinct value with our focus on faculty-student interaction and support for student development and achievement. We focus on our Core Values and Strategic Principles to enable the success of our students, employers who hire our graduates, and the community at large.

Core Values

Excellence | Driven by standards of excellence in teaching, services, student well-being, community safety and sustainable practice
Ethics | Setting the highest standards of academic and professional behavior to encourage social responsibility
Aspiration | Pursuing ever higher levels of competitiveness, distinctiveness and service learning
Community | Building a culture that values diversity, open communication, collaboration and engagement


Woodbury University creates an inclusive climate because we know that the richness of different experiences and perspectives is intrinsically valuable and vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a vibrant academic community.

We are committed to building a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness because this is an essential part of an experience-centered education.

We act on these values by pursuing individuals who themselves embody the experiences and perspectives of our different communities and have an understanding and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.

We seek to create a campus culture with this wide range of perspectives and experiences by recruiting and encouraging diverse candidates to apply as students, staff and faculty, including people of any race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Strategic Principles

Civic Engagement | Achieving civic fulfillment through the process of giving back

Entrepreneurship | Fostering a culture of creativity, innovation and opportunity

Design Thinking | Developing the ability, desire and confidence to imagine new ideas to create impact and make a difference

Transdisciplinarity | Harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines and communities that broaden perspectives across academic boundaries


Woodbury University wants to equip students, faculty and staff with theoretical and practical knowledge that addresses sustainability issues in their disciplines, careers, community relationships and daily lives.

Many changes within the environment have critically affected our way of life. From water shortages to pollution and climate change, our planet has become stressed, yet our relationship to our surroundings is detached. Acknowledging these environmental, social and economic issues, Woodbury's goal is to create and nurture sustainable campus life. At Woodbury, sustainability is regarded as a subject of study and is implemented in every sector of the institution.

Woodbury encourages continued learning about sustainability through coursework, research and the experiences of life on campus. Sustainable Woodbury prompts our community to explore our future, our current status and our past and challenges us to examine our natural and built environments, campus life, curriculum, co-curricular learning opportunities and stewardship of resources in the spirit of shared and just decision making.

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