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Assistant Professor in Game Design and Interactive Media

Grand View University
Des Moines, Iowa
salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
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Full Time
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Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential.  Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes.  At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View’s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:



Terminal degree (MFA, MDes or equivalent, or PhD) in Game Design, Studio Arts, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design and/or Graphic Design. An excellent working knowledge of industry software is required.



Professional experience. College-level teaching experience. Candidate should possess a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and be in dialogue with contemporary issues in design, as it relates to practice and pedagogy.



  • Teach Game and Graphic Design majors and/or non-majors in courses including Game Studios, Senior Capstone, Interactive Design, 3D Design and Animation infused by candidates' research expertise that enhances knowledge, methods, and skills necessary for entry-level professional practice.

  • Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to the candidate’s discipline
  • Candidate is expected to contribute to Art and Design program service involving curricular development and/or industry connections.

  • Academic advising.

  • Involvement in committee and college service.

  • Involvement in departmental service.

  • The successful candidates will generally teach a 4/4 course load.


All applicants must apply through our online application system.


Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.

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