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(Archived) Game Art & Design Adjunct Professor

Last Updated: 1/06/22

Job Description

Woodbury University invites applications for an Adjunct Faculty to join the Game Art & Design program located in Burbank, California. This qualified part-time faculty candidate is expected to teach Fall 2021 game design classes.

This appointment is for part-time employment and includes eligibility to participate in medical plans, 403(b) supplemental plan, and access to the tuition-remission benefit on a proportional basis. Eligibility is after 30 days of service on the first of the following month.

Information on the program can be found at the link(s) below:


  • Syllabus and class preparation
  • Instruction during scheduled course times
  • Availability to students for consultation and assistance as needed outside of class
  • Evaluation of student performance (e.g., grading papers, exams, projects, juries)
  • Regular evaluation of students’ work, including prompt communication of performance on assignments
  • Submission of final grades to the Registrar’s Office, which is currently completed via Woodbury University Self- Service

Course Name: Game Prototyping

Students will:

  • Create, document and present original video game designs
  • Implement, playtest, assess and reiterate game prototypes of original designs
  • Develop and test the logic of game engine components

Course Name: Level Design

Students will:

  • Create original playfield layouts that display key level design practices
  • Develop playfield layouts from a given set of design specifications and intents
  • Implement a playable digital game based on the developed Production Design


  • Proficiency with Unity3D, and Game Systems Programming in C#
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a related field of design or computer science. Master’s level or advanced degree preferred.
  • Able to instruct and guide students through best practices of prototyping, play testing, iteration, presentation and collaboration.
  • Familiarity with and technical knowledge of current generation game systems.
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.
  • Published game title(s) a major plus
  • Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.


Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled. Submissions should


  • Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history
  • Letter of interest

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.

Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.

Company Details

Burbank, California, United States
Woodbury University is a Hispanic Serving Institution with an undergraduate enrollment of 1,117 students, of which 68% are students of color and 48% are Federal Pell Grant recipients. The university values diversity, equity and inclusiveness as an essential part of an experience-centered education. This commitment to celebrate the unique perspectives, contributions and backgrounds of each ind...