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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Game Design (22-23)

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Game Design program in the School of Design within the College of Computing and Digital  Media at DePaul invites applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to  begin in September 2022.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Chicago, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary designers who will lead the field. The Game Design program works alongside sister programs in the College of Computing and Digital Media, and we are interested in applicants who can foster collaborations with colleagues in programming, animation, audio, graphic design, theater, and user experience design. Our faculty builds bridges within and outside DePaul and engages in community outreach that correspond to DePaul's Vincentian Mission. We are a nationally ranked school with a strong track record of collaborating with local high schools, youth centers, museums, galleries, libraries, game organizations, and NGOs. DePaul is on the quarter system, and the teaching load is two courses per quarter. You can learn more about the Game Design programs here:

Faculty in the School of Design are given many forms of support to develop their careers. Faculty have access to cutting-edge equipment and lab spaces, including several VR and AR production and play spaces, two well-equipped makerspaces, advanced playtesting labs, as well as recording, film, stop-motion animation, and motion-capture studios. The position features well-paid compensation and support for exhibiting and presenting work at festivals, galleries, museums, and conferences. Colleagues in the Game Design program are dedicated to mutual success and growth, and we are interested in someone who will add new dimensions to our program.


Candidates are expected to teach game development courses at the undergraduate level and graduate level in which students collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams to iteratively create innovative and entertaining digital games. Candidates must have a terminal degree, such as an MFA or equivalent, in game design, interactive arts, entertainment, computer science or a related field. Candidates with a well-developed creative research agenda in digital game development and its related technologies that will inform and advance emerging trends in the field will be given preference for the position.

Application Instructions

For priority consideration, application materials must be received by December 15, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply please submit the following application materials:

  • a cover letter describing your experience and interests
  • a CV
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a portfolio of creative work
  • a diversity statement that addresses your values, experiences and future plans concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work/research
  • names and contact details of 3 references who have agreed to provide a reference letter


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martical status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:

A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at

Title IX Statement:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.  To request a medical or religious exemption, please email

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check.  Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire.  A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.  For more information, please visit the following pages: 

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act


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