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Instructor, Game Design AOS - F00328

Arkansas State University
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Arkansas State University Department of Art + Design seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track instructor position in Game Design and/or Mobile Development Programming beginning in the year 2022. The primary needs are curriculum development and teaching both on campus (Jonesboro, AR) and online courses within the Digital Technology and Design Degree. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence, student retention/recruiting and dedication to promoting program growth and enrollment.
A-State is one of the two largest residential universities in the state, with over 10,000 students. It is located in Jonesboro, a city of 74,000, 65 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. A-State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. A-State is an accredited member of NASAD.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • 4/4 teaching load including foundational, intermediate, and advanced game design, mobile programming and/or virtual reality courses as needed.  
  • The position does not require advising, research, or service-related activities.
  • Curriculum development within one or more of these areas: Game Design, Mobile Programming and/or Virtual Reality Design & Development
  • Other duties as assigned



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

Demonstrable game design skills

Working knowledge of contemporary topics surrounding game design and theory

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please include the following with your application:

• CV (including classes taught)
• Sample syllabus
• Teaching philosophy
• Professional work examples
• Student work examples
• Names and contact information for three references

• If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. A background search will be required of the successful applicant

Please refer all questions to Mindy Fulcher, Assistant Professor/Director of Digital Technology and Design at

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in one of the following: Game Design, Mobile Development Programming, Web Development, Digital Art, New Media, Computer Science or other related field
• Master’s degree awarded by the position’s start date
• Demonstrable proficiency in Maya, Zbrush, Unity, Unreal, 2D animation, sprite design and/or other related software for game design and development

Preferred Qualifications:
• Programming experience in XCode/Swift, Android Studio/Kotlin, or other related languages for mobile/web design and development
• Proficiency in a design related field and the ability to incorporate these skills in the classroom
• University-level teaching experience

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