Academic Position

Instructor of Level Design or Technical Design, Bradley University

The Department of Interactive Media seeks a dynamic individual to join our nationally ranked, award-winning game program beginning August 2018. We welcome application from candidates with three or more years of game industry experience who can teach level design and/or technical design. This position is a non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor and the Department of Interactive Media is a strong proponent of diversity.

The successful candidate will be passionate about gameplay and game development. The position requires being able to teach design and technical skills. Candidates should have industry experience in gameplay systems (e.g., player controls, game rules, scripting, weapons, AI) and/or game content (e.g., levels, cinematics, combat sequences). Additionally, candidates should have experience using level editors (e.g., UDK, Unreal Blueprints, Unity) and/or 3D content-authoring packages (e.g., Maya, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D).

Candidates must be fluent in at least one computer language or visual scripting system (e.g., C#, C++)

A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and substantial professional experience is required. College-level teaching experience is preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualified candidates should electronically submit, in PDF format, a letter of application describing qualifications for and the specific interest in the position, a Curriculum Vitae or resume, research/creative production samples, and contact information for at least three current professional references. Materials should be emailed to, level-design-search@bradley.edu.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment at Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.
Academic Position Announcement
https://www.bradley.edu/offices/business/humanresources/opportunities/faculty/position.dot?id=9193894c-3f17-4fd3-9237-98386b528b9d
Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

Students in the Department of Interactive Media can major in Animation, Game Design, User Experience Design, Animation & Game Design B.F.A., or Interactive Media. The Department has an enrollment of approximately 180 majors and 35 minors. The Department of Interactive Media was created over fifteen years ago and is currently one of the fastest growing academic units at Bradley University. The Game Design major has garnered national attention and acclaim. The Princeton Review ranks the program as 12th in the country. The Animation major is ranked as one of the best in the Midwest, and the Department is a locus of award-winning innovative interactive design and production with an expanding national reputation.

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