Lecturer in Game Design

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March 8, 2023
Full Time
Troy, NY

The Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program (GSAS) in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a Lecturer in Game Design to begin in Fall 2023. This full-time faculty position supports the core curriculum in game design and development in the GSAS major. We seek applicants with a passion for making games; a strong record of research, creative practice, or professional accomplishment; and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the college level.

The successful candidate must hold an M.F.A., Ph.D., or foreign degree equivalent in game design or a related field such as interactive media design, digital art, computer science, or human-computer interaction. The ideal candidate will have expertise in game design, familiarity with digital game development platforms, and the ability to guide students in interdisciplinary collaborative projects at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level.

Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences is an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences with faculty in the departments of Arts; Communication and Media; Cognitive Science; and Science and Technology Studies. The B.S. in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences provides a core curriculum in game design and development, with Concentrations in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Electronic Arts, Music, Management, and Writing. The M.S. and Ph.D. in Critical Game Design offer a unique combination of theory and practice, connecting game studies and critical design with game development. GSAS is a designated New York State Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development, working to advance the games industry in New York in partnership with commercial studios, nonprofit community organizations, and economic development agencies.

Graduates from the GSAS programs have gone on to work at studios such as Blizzard, Riot Games, Rockstar Games, Electronic Arts, Velan Studios, Bethesda Softworks, thatgamecompany, 2K Visual Concepts, Heart Machine and PUBG, as well as pursuing careers as media artists and independent game developers.


Application instructions

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If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact careers@rpi.edu 


Application deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications submitted on or before April 30, 2023 will receive first consideration.


COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis. For more information, please see Home Page | COVID-19 Policy (rpi.edu)


We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.


Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. 

Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, three astronauts, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration. To learn more, please visit www.rpi.edu.

Are you ready to change the world? Apply now!

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