Assistant Professor Game Design
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Assistant Professor, Game Design
Columbia College Chicago

Job Description
Full-Time Faculty
Interactive Arts and Media Department
Game Design

The Interactive Arts and Media Department of Columbia College Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Game Design beginning August 2019. Successful candidates will demonstrate technical and critical expertise in their field related to Game Design, matched by a vibrant, complementary practice that directly contributes to the broader portfolio of applied media research and related civic tech initiatives in the School of Media Arts.
?Ideal candidates will have teaching and creative development experience in several of the following areas: game software development, game engine programming, narrative design, game theory or related math models, prototyping, scripting, level design, systems design, game artificial intelligence, and human-centered design. Someone with a proven track record of game development and exhibition or distribution is critical.

The candidate must exhibit excellent teaching and scholarly credentials and be passionate about undergraduate and graduate education. Intellectual curiosity, an ability to communicate and work well in teams, and an understanding of team production methodologies is essential. A candidate with proven leadership skills and experience in curriculum development will be of particular interest.

Faculty in the Interactive Arts and Media department enjoy a student population of creative, fun, and diverse urbanites who are passionate about making games a central canon of their culture. Student-led clubs and frequent game-a-thons are paired with annual departmental presence at industry events like the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco and the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG).

Located in the heart of Chicago’s south loop, Columbia College Chicago offers a remarkably stimulating urban campus that is within walking distance to world-class museums, lake front parks and trails and is part of an intellectual ecosystem of colleges and universities.

The department serves as a research and development hub within the School of Media Arts, connecting emerging media forms to other areas of scholarly inquiry and practice, including film, television, audio arts, communication and journalism. We are interested in candidates who can further the cross-industrial application of new game technologies toward both personal expression and socially-engaged play.??The position offers competitive benefits including affordable health, dental, vision coverage, life and disability programs, paid and unpaid leave options, educational assistance programs, retirement and financial planning. 

Duties & Responsibilities
• Teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in areas assigned by the Department Chair.
• Engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities.
• Supervise and advise students.
• Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum.
• Commit to continuing professional development.
• Actively follow and promote Columbia College Chicago policies.

• PhD, MFA or other terminal degree in computer games, computer science, digital media, computational media or other relevant field are preferred.
• Candidates with significant and ongoing industry experience may apply and need appropriate certifications related to Game Design.
• Professional experience and college teaching experience are highly desirable

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit the following as one document (.doc .docx or .pdf): Letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio links or sample publications.

Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide three letters of reference and evidence of successful teaching at the time of invitation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.

Additional Information
Position subject to a background screening.
This is a non-union position.
This position is overtime exempt.

Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For more information or to apply for the position, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/13526
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1/18/19 1:15 PM PDT
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