Clinical Professor

Position: Clinical Professor

Position #: 00052477

Institution: SMU Guildhall

Location: SMU-in-Plano

Date posted: Feb. 22, 2019

Priority Consideration Date: March 22, 2019


Build the future of the video game industry: We are looking for faculty to fill a position in an area of specialization: Software Development.


At the #1 ranked graduate program in game design in the world, faculty at SMU Guildhall have been shaping key developers and future leaders in the game industry. Our graduates are recruited by top companies in the industry because they hit the ground running with hands-on experience producing real games in an agile format. Join a team of passionate game dev veterans who are mentoring the next generation of game changers.


Teaching positions are full-time on an annual renewal cycle (non-tenure track). Schedules follow a 10-month + 2 month academic calendar as the program has a “summer” semester built-in to the master’s level curriculum.


Position requirements include:

  • Doctorate degree in computer science or closely related field
  • Excellent C/C++ proficiency and design skills, solid math background, and solid engineering skills
  • Experience in the game development industry, Knowledge of current best practices in game development
  • Ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills


Preferred position qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with one of the following engines/editors: Unreal, Unity
  • Experience as a lead programmer or technical director
  • Two major shipped games


Applicants should include a cover letter, vita (resume), portfolio showcasing individual abilities, and two letters of recommendation or names and contact information of two or more references.


To ensure full consideration for this position, the application must be postmarked or emailed by April 5, 2019 but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected]


Start Date: May 1, 2019


Contact Info:

Guildhall Faculty Search Committee:

5232 Tennyson Parkway, Building 2

Plano, Texas 75024

[email protected]


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