Game Art and Design – Game Design Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
- Woodbury University
- Burbank, California
- Competitive Salary
- Posted Date
- Jan 11, 2023
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for the Game Art and Design program within the School of Media : Culture : Design, with an emphasis in Game Design. The ideal candidate is experienced and knowledgeable about all facets of teaching primary game design, game programming, and management of software applications, engines, tools, and related hardware. We seek someone to collaborate with other faculty towards further development of the Game Art and Design program.
About the School of Media : Culture : Design
The school enrolls over 300 students encompassing seven undergraduate programs in the fields of animation, fashion design, filmmaking, game art and design, graphic design, media studies, and psychology. By bringing together these diverse fields, our programs provide innovative learning opportunities in an interdisciplinary environment. Students are encouraged to explore the areas between and around the disciplines as they develop their personal vision and professional paths.
Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and the degrees held; range is $65,480 to $117,984. Contract renewal and rank advancement at Woodbury are contingent upon satisfying departmental and university criteria, which include effective teaching, meaningful engagement through creative work, scholarship, and service to the University. Woodbury University is a non-tenure granting institution.
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.
- Report to school dean.
- Develop and design curriculum to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensure student engagement.
- Provides academic advisement and professional mentoring to students.
- Assess student coursework.
- Collaborate and support colleagues regarding research interests and co-curricular activities.
- Provide intellectual leadership and contributions to the field.
- Minimum earned Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with considerable professional experience.
- An understanding of commercial or independent video game technical practices.
- Technical proficiency and working knowledge of key software such as Unity3D, Game Systems. Programming in C#, Python, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Mixamo, Google Cardboard, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
- Familiarity in hardware, such as Oculus Rift and Quest.
- Technical skills of haptic feedback, stereoscopy to real-time object tracking, virtual reality, mixed reality, augmented reality, game networking, game AI, game physics, narrative design, and mobile apps.
- A passion for gameplay, level design, and player experience.
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration within cross-disciplinary groups.
- Experience publishing game title(s) is desired but not required.
Application: Review of applications will begin Immediately and remain open until filled.
All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered. Submissions must include:
- Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history.
- Cover Letter detailing experience related to the job requirements.
- Contact information for at least three references.
- Link to personal/professional website if available.
- Please do not attach a portfolio of work to the submission at this time if no website is available — finalists will be asked to submit a portfolio of work at a later stage in the interview process.
About Woodbury University
Located in Southern California at the global epicenter of creativity and influence, Woodbury University earns its reputation as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture & Design. What makes the university unique is the array of unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university has been named a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD (MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business), CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and work at the most innovative companies in the world and go on to build careers that others only dream of. Please follow the link to learn more about Woodbury University: https://woodbury.edu/about/about-woodbury/facts-and-figures/
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.
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.
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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