Open Faculty Positions

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Game Design Department seeks to fill two full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.


Experienced faculty applicants or seasoned professionals will be considered for two Assistant Arts Professor positions within the Department of Game Design. (For information on the rank of Arts Professor, please click here.)

Join the NYU Game Center – a passionate community of game creators, researchers, and educators who are committed to building the world’s greatest game design program, teaching the next generation of game innovators, and contributing to the evolution of games as a cultural form and game design as creative practice.


The NYU Game Center is searching for two game artists to join our full-time faculty in an Assistant Arts Professor (non-tenure, contract) position. We are looking for candidates with experience in design, graphics, and art direction to contribute to the visual art aspects of our game design program, teaching classes, helping build out the curriculum, and collaborating in the ongoing development of the department. An ideal candidate is a visual artist with extensive experience in 2D and/or 3D design within the context of video game development.

As part of the Tisch School of the Arts, Game Center faculty are expected to combine teaching with an ongoing professional practice and/or research in the world of games. We are looking for candidates who are active participants in the field, doing original and innovative work as creators and/or scholars, and who are able to draw on their professional experience to create a compelling and effective learning environment.

Whether you are an industry veteran with triple-A experience who wants a chance to share your knowledge of the complex craft of game development or an independent developer exploring the experimental edge of game aesthetics, we want to talk to you about joining the NYU Game Center.

Previous teaching experience is not a requirement, but it is a strong plus.


Duties include teaching five courses a year, student advisement, and participation in departmental and school-wide committees. Ongoing professional work while teaching is expected. Position includes an excellent benefits package.


Applicants must provide a cover letter, full C.V. and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted by December 1, 2018. Finalists will be asked to submit creative work.

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