Professor, Game Design

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DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The School of Media & Design is currently seeking a qualified professional to join our brand new Game - Design Program team as a Professor.   Under the direction of the Chair, the Professor is responsible for providing the delivery of curriculum, development of an effective learning environment for students, and academic leadership:

 

  • Designing, updating and delivering a variety of courses, including project courses
  • Defining, evaluating and validating program and course learning outcomes
  • Developing alternative delivery strategies, and online course development and teaching, as required
  • Ensuring program and course curriculum are current, relevant and reflective of best practices in the field
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and evaluating student progress and achievement
  • Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment which supports the diversity of students’ cultures, educational backgrounds and learning styles
  • Participating in department, portfolio/school and college-wide activities/task groups as required
  • Working in a collaborative, collegial manner both within the department and across the college
  • Development of industry partnerships and collaboration with industry partners
  • Fulfilling responsibilities as defined in the Academic Employees Collective Agreement

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in game design, game development, game art, animation, digital media or related discipline required
  • Minimum Five (5) years of gaming industry experience
  • Experience developing interactive media for professional clients and/or shipped video games titles for PC, major consoles and/or mobile platforms
  • Proficiency in industry software such as Adobe Photoshop, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Zbrush, Substance Designer/Painter, Blender3d, Unity or Unreal
  • Background in game art direction and development pipelines or programming languages.
  • Familiarity with 3-D printing or technical art pipelines in level design, event scripting, particle effects, animation, and/or shaders is a significant plus
  • A demonstrable portfolio of work which showcases the applications you have worked on and includes examples of your storytelling skills
  • Previous adult or post-secondary level teaching experience in Game Design is an asset
  • Experience with curriculum development and program planning
  • Knowledge and experience of computer systems (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) and educational technologies (e.g. D2L) is preferred
  • Demonstrated exceptional presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an academic team
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to learners and providing a positive learning environment to students working at different skill levels including international students and students requiring accommodation is an asset
  • Strong commitment to academic excellence and student success, and ability to support Conestoga’s continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Strong relationships with industry contacts and network connections is an asset

 

Successful applicants will be required to commence employment in August 2018

 

Note to applicants: This program also requires a contract role for Curriculum Development on a six-month basis as an immediate start.  Please see other postings for specific information and requirements.