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Part-Time Faculty: Game Design & Development Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

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Type: Part-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty

 

Overview:

The Department of Game Design & Development in the College of Arts and Sciences of Quinnipiac University seeks highly qualified applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching for part-time faculty openings for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

About the School/Program:

The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, and theater.

In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors (including a minor in Italian), a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, Math and Spanish.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.

About the School/Program:

 

The Game Design & Development team is looking for an individual who is excited to join a vibrant growing game design & development program and working with faculty developing both applied/serious and entertainment-focused games through experiential, project-based learning. The school’s art education facilities consist of three instructional computer labs one of which is equipped with 18 PC and Mac computers paired with 22” HD Wacom Cintiq Pen display tablets. All the labs have industry standard software such as Blender, Maya, ASprite, ZBrush, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

Responsibilities:

Possible openings include sections of:

GDD 110 – Introduction to Visual Design for Games
GDD 202 – Game Art I
GDD 302 – Game Art II

Education Requirements
  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution in a related field by August 2022 although industry experience can be substituted.
  • For this position, applicants with an MFA or similar.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred qualifications include experience in computer arts production in 2D design & 3D modeling of game assets including drawing, painting, modeling of object, human character, animal, scenery, building, architecture, terrain, environment, etc.; 2D & 3D texturing, rigging, animation, rendering, etc.
  • Proficiency with industry standard software is expected.
  • Experience importing game assets into the Unity or Unreal Game Engine.
  • Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter indicating which course(s) you are interested in teaching and day/time availability, curriculum vitae or resume including details of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three references. Reference letters and formal teaching evaluations will only be required at the interview stage.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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