Job Details

Assistant Professor 9 Mo
Working Title Game Design and Development
Position # F00328
Department Art and Design
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Employment Status:
Full time (29-40 Hrs)
Proposed Salary Range:
Commensurate with Experience
Type of Employment:

Position Summary:

The Arkansas State University Department of Art + Design seeks applicants for a full-time, instructor position in Game Design and Development beginning August 16, 2020. The Art + Design department seeks to create a Game Design B.F.A. degree program that provides a strong focus on design and mechanical development as well as supplemental courses in programming. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to help craft and build the Game Design degree program.

The successful candidate will be prepared to inspire and mentor liberal arts students from many backgrounds and nations, including underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3/3 load including foundational, intermediate, and advanced game design courses.  The position does not require advising, research, or service-related activities
  • Design and develop courses for Game Design and Development
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

Demonstrable game design skills

Working knowledge of contemporary topics surrounding game design and theory

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please include the following on page four of your application:

two sample syllabi
list of classes taught
teaching philosophy

A-State is one of the two largest residential universities in the state, with over 10,000 students. It is located in Jonesboro, a city of 74,000, 65 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. A-State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. A-State is an accredited member of NASAD

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Game Design, Digital Art, New Media, or other related studio field; MFA degree awarded by the position’s start date

Proficiency in Maya, Zbrush, Unity, Unreal, or other related software for game design and development

Successful university-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with 2D animation and sprite design

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