Job Openings - Assistant Professor of Game Design / Development

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Assistant Professor of Game Design / Development

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: February 21, 2017

Job Description:

Greenville College is seeking a full-time, assistant professor with expertise in game design and development. The candidate must possess the abilities to work with multiple digital and computing technologies including 3D modeling and computer programming. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked extensively in the field (esp. video game).  The position begins in August 2017.

Primary teaching responsibilities include game theory, 3D modeling, game design, software development and other courses within the Digital Media and Computer & Information Systems programs. Digital Media faculty are expected to supervise student internships and student projects in the field.

The Department and the College:

The College has a dynamic Digital Media Department whose growth over the past 16 years has made them one of the largest departments on campus.  Three faculty currently have DM appointments.  Our DM majors have an outstanding record of obtaining challenging positions in various types of media professions.  Work by our students can be found at (http://dm.greenville.edu). The institution as a whole has 1600 students and is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. 

Reports To:

Dean of Professional Studies

Compensation:

The scale for determining compensation is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. A generous benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement contributions, disability insurance, and a tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville College and a tuition exchange program with 75+ other Christian colleges.

Required Skills:

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in software development, game design and/or computer art. This candidate will take leadership in developing new curriculum and envisioning the future of Game Design/Development at Greenville College. They will be expected to teach an industry-applicable approach for collaborative practices between artists and programmers, and will have a demonstrated record of creative practice and innovative research. Applicants must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching and research, have a vibrant personal Christian faith commitment, and a desire to serve as a role model for students in a Christian academic community. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Required: 18 graduate hours in a relevant discipline and 3 years relevant work experience.

Preferred: Terminal degree (e.g. MFA or PhD) in a relevant discipline and 5 years relevant work experience. Experience developing interactive media for professional clients. Proficiency in industry software such as Adobe Photoshop, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Zbrush, Substance Designer/Painter, Unreal or Unity. Background in game art direction and development pipelines or programming languages such as C++, Python, Java is a plus. Familiarity with 3-D printing or technical art pipelines in level design, event scripting, particle effects, animation, and/or shaders is a significant plus. University-level teaching experience preferred.

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

A complete application will include: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, (5) letters from three professional references, and (6) official transcripts. Electronic submissions are welcome.  Address applications to:

Dr. Edwin Estevez, Provost

Greenville College, 315 East College Avenue Greenville, IL 62246

Office: (618) 664-7020 Fax: (618) 664-6841

Email: edwin.estevez@greenville.edu

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017
HR@greenville.edu

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