Requisition 2009 - Professor, Game Design

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Requisition 2009 - Professor, Game Design

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Status: Full Time

Hours: Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 10:00pm

Home Campus: Fennell

Payband: Not applicable

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting Date: September 15th, 2022

Closing Date: September 30th, 2022 at 7:00pm EST

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We support and encourage the contributions of our diverse employees.

Supported by our strategic plan ( we are committed to nurturing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone who learns and works at Mohawk. We believe the rich diversity among our students and the communities we serve should be reflected within our workforce. As educators we believe it is important to act and show leadership in advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in our community.

Mohawk College is currently recruiting for our next

Professor, Game Design

The newly developed Advanced Diploma in Game Design – in the McKeil School of Business | School of Communication, Creative Industries & Liberal Studies at Mohawk College – is currently seeking a qualified professional to join the team as full time Professors specializing in Game Design.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years of professional and relevant game design industry experience as well as 2-4 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Under the direction of the Associate Dean, the successful applicant will be expected to develop, deliver, and revise curricula in a supportive, collaborative, and collegial environment. These courses include but are not limited to:

Business of Games
Design Thinking
Game Asset Development (One or more: 2D, 3D, audio, VFX)
Introduction to Game Engines (One or more: Godot, Unreal, Unity, etc.)
Narrative Design
User Experience

Faculty must be adept at innovative delivery methods so as to provide a meaningful learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and ages. Faculty will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in Mohawk’s 3D Animation and XR/VR programs.


The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Designing, updating, and delivering a variety of courses which uphold academic quality and adhere to college policies and procedures.
Creating a positive, collaborative, and engaging learning environment both in the classroom and online which uphold the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).
Providing innovative educational delivery and experiences through the use of online educational technology and learning management systems (i.e. MyCanvas), for in-class and online delivery.
Using a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as Experiential Learning (EL), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), adaptive technology, and alternative delivery methodologies.
Designing appropriate assessment strategies and tools for facilitating and evaluating student progress and achievement.
Participating in department, school, and college-wide activities/tasks as required.
Working creatively and collaboratively with administrators, colleagues, staff, and students.
Managing the educational environment to facilitate an optimal learning experience and student success.
Applying cooperative college values and philosophy in all work activities and interactions with other professors.


The successful candidate will have:

Relevant educational qualifications in Game Design, or, a closely related field. Minimum requirement: BFA or (Hons) BA. MFA preferred.
Minimum 3 years of professional and relevant game design industry experience in the field of game design.
2-4 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Cloud) Software (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.).
Preferred proficiency with Unreal or Godot, with considerations for other engines such as Unity, Gamemaker, etc.
Strong working knowledge of the game design pipeline.
Strong knowledge of game development.
Robust understanding of Canada’s game industries, including emerging technologies and current trends.
Previous experience developing curriculum and learning materials for both in-person and online courses.
Demonstrated experience teaching creative content and processes, and inspiring learners who will move on to careers in gaming.
Demonstrated ability to relate to learners and provide a positive learning environment to students working at different skill levels including international students, Indigenous students, first-generation students, and students requiring accommodation is an asset.
Evidence of demonstrated application of adult learning principles, methodologies, curriculum design, and development.
Knowledge and experience with Learning Management Systems to enhance learning.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an academic team, through the application of strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment and understanding of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion with the ability to communicate and work effectively inter-culturally with diverse groups of students, employees and the community.[/list][/list]


Experience with 3D modelling software, such as Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, etc.
Experience with digital audio workstations (DAW) such as Reaper, FL Studio, etc.
Experience with user-experience oriented software, such as prototyping software like Adobe XD or Figma; or diagramming software like Microsoft Visio, Lucidchart, or Miro.

Faculty members hired at Mohawk College must be prepared to teach with a learner-centered approach and to assist in the development and application of alternate delivery methods. He/she/They may be assigned to teach classes at any College Campus and may be scheduled to teach between 8:00am and 10:00pm, Monday to Friday.

This position is part of Mohawk College’s response to the Calls to Action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report, and as part of our commitment to our Indigenous Education and Initiatives Plan, preference will be given to Indigenous Peoples or Peoples of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations (status or non-status), Metis & Inuit.

The candidate should have experience and knowledge of the intersections of indigenous education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Equity Diversity and Inclusion as they relate broadly to curriculum/program development and teaching and learning.

Mohawk College is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Department at (905) 575 - 2047.

Mohawk College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, S2LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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