Assistant/Associate Professor of Game Design - School of Art & Design

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Game Design - School of Art & Design
Department Art & Design
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands
Job Summary

The School of Art and Design at the University of Northern Colorado seeks an artist & educator to provide exceptional instruction in game design. The successful candidate will join a faculty of twenty-seven arts faculty and staff, in a NASAD accredited School of Art & Design, situated within a College of Performing and Visual Arts. This newly created area will enhance our studio concentrations in computer graphics and graphic design with an emphasis on 2D and 3D modeling and animation, interface design, storyboarding, illustration, and scripting.

The successful candidate will build on our existing framework and provide leadership and direction in expanding curricular offerings, internship networks, and university co-curricular offerings, especially with respect to game mathematics and programming. The successful candidate will participate in student advisement and mentoring, professional development, and recruitment activities. The ideal candidate will have a record of delivering both a creative and skills-based education, while being skilled and knowledgeable about the technical processes related to production.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position with an annual nine-month contract. Additional information about the School of Art & Design can be found at

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in art or related field with knowledge of 2D and 3D animation or equivalent industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in 3D Animation, Game Design, Computer Art or related field. Commercial experience with a successful record of working in 3D animation and/or game design production. Teaching, defined broadly to encompass workshops, training, or similar activity in addition to classroom experience.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00275
Position Number F99337
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of completed files will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. Qualified candidates submit the following via the internet by visiting Detailed Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Philosophy; Artist Statement (Other Document); Appropriate Evidence of Scholarly and Creative Activity (Scholarly Work); and Contact information for 5 Professional References. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The cover letter may be addressed to the attention of Dr. Kiki Gilderhus, Chair of the Gaming Search Committee. Contact Monica Coverdale, Administrative Aide to the Dean,, with questions regarding applying to this position.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of References
  5. Other Document
  6. Scholarly Work
Optional Documents