Associate Professor - Games & Game Design

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0071
Job Title Associate Professor - Games & Game Design
Department Electronic-Photog Media Dept

Position Summary Information

Location St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Job Description Summary

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty positions in Games and Game Design; this position may be at the assistant or associate professor depending on experience and qualifications. We are seeking experienced game designers with a record of teaching success, 3+ years of experience as a game designer, an understanding of design theory and history, game engines, and a passion for game development. A successful candidate will have broad knowledge of the field, an area of specialization, and mastery of the technical requirements within the specialization. Pending final budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree, professional experience, teaching experience, and evidence of potential for academic career success are required; MFA or Ph.D. preferred. An understanding of game design principles, theory and documentation is mandatory as is an ability to collaborate with our other programs, including Animation, Film, Television and Video Production, and Interactive Digital Media. Candidates for associate professor rank will have commensurately more years of experience, either in industry or the academy, a more substantial track record of success, and experience with or potential for management and leadership.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Essential Duties

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students in Games & Game Design and related areas, provide faculty service, and engage in professional development, including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a colleague to work as part of a team, contributing to the continued revision and design of the game design program to ensure the maintenance of industry relevant courses and content, and be both collaborative and entrepreneurial, with skills, experience, and connections that complement those of colleagues in the School and across the University.

Full Time (>30 hrs/wk) or Part Time (<30 hrs/wk) Full Time
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the School, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) a link to a portfolio containing examples of professional work that may include playable/downloadable demonstrations, images, or videos; additional materials may be requested at a later date.

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

If you are unable to submit your documents online, send them to:
Games and Game Design, Associate Professor, School of Communications
Human Resources Jobs
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Requisite degree earned by position start date
  2. * How many years of experience do you have?
    • 0 to 1 year
    • 2 to 4 years
    • 5 to 7 years
    • 8 to 9 years
    • 10+ years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter-Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Supporting documentation