Adjunct Faculty, Game Design & Development

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Adjunct Faculty, Game Design & Development

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Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Adjunct Instructor, Game Design & Development
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Adjunct Facultyt
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Refer to the current adjunct faculty contract

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

1. Teach classes in appropriate instructional area.
2. Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations.
3. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes.
4. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair.
5. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.
6. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times.
7. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract

1. Master’s Degree in Video Game Design, Video Game Development, 3D Modeling, Computer Animation, Computer Programming, or Computer Science or a Bachelor’s Degree in computer related field with at least 15 graduate credit hours and/or professional/industry experiences in Video Game Design, Video Game Development, 3D Modeling, Computer Animation, Computer Programming, or Computer Science.
2. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction in the field of game design, game programming, game development, 3D modeling, or animation.
3. Demonstrate commitment to teaching and learning.
4. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
5. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. Working knowledge of GameMaker Studio, RPG Maker, Unity, Autodesk Maya, Unreal game engine, and other similar platforms.
2. Experience in teaching higher education courses, at the collegiate level.
3. Experience in using/developing courses using course management programs, such as Canvas.
4. Experience in teaching online courses.
5. Applicable and working knowledge of JavaScript or ActionScript.
6. Knowledge of the implications and impact of social media integration into the workplace.
7. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.
8. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service.
9. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
10. Demonstrated multicultural competence.


Standard classroom equipment and software.


Classroom teaching environment.

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Part time

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