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Adjunct Teaching Position, Video Game Development

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St. Edward's University
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Austin

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Adjunct Teaching Position, Video Game Development
  • Department of Visual Studies
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time


  • Adjunct Teaching Position, Video Game Development

    Department of Visual Studies

    St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointment to teach two courses in the Coding for Non-Coders Certificate program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Certificate in Coding for Non-Coders is taught as part of the Video Game Development program and offers an opportunity for students to develop their logic, critical reasoning, and computer literacy skills through a sequence of courses specifically designed for those with no prior software experience.

    St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

    For consideration, Master's degree in a related field, or a Bachelor's degree with significant experience in video game development, user experience design, or computer programming.

    Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment as part of a multidisciplinary team. Significant professional experience in three or more of the following areas: Python scripting, C# scripting, SQL, Backend Programming, Database Structures, Web Development, HTML5, or mobile development. Demonstrated proficiency in teaching at the university level.

    Essential Responsibilities

    Teaching two courses: VGAM 1310 Beginning Coding for Non-Coders (offered both fall and spring semesters), and VGAM 2321 Intermediate Coding for Non-Coders (offered in the spring semester). The curriculum has been developed for the beginning course, but we are looking for an instructor who will be able to develop the intermediate course with Video Game Development faculty. Both courses will meet in person at the St. Edward's University campus, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas. The course descriptions, schedule and semester dates are as follows:
    • Fall term: August 28-December 8, VGAM 1310 Beginning Coding for Non-Coders, Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-4:20 p.m.
    • Spring term: January 16-May 3, VGAM 1310 Beginning Coding for Non-Coders, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:20 p.m.; and VGAM 2321 Intermediate Coding for Non-Coders, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:20 p.m.
    • VGAM 1310 Beginning Coding for Non-Coders covers the basics of logic, computer literacy, and software creation. Students initially learn programming concepts using spreadsheets, and then move to Python to create simple games, automate tasks, and solve real-world problems.
    • VGAM 2321 Intermediate Coding for Non-Coders is a new course that builds on concepts introduced in Beginning Coding for Non-Coders by exploring client/server models, databases, and simple app design and development. Prerequisite: VGAM 1310 or COSC 1305
    • Other duties as assigned


    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested applicants should submit an online application. at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. No Calls Please.

    For full consideration, please submit all application materials:
    1. A current resume or CV;
    2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
    3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
    4. The contact information for three professional references.


    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

    ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J2020405

    Posted: 7/12/2023






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    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

    See more facts and figures.     

    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

    Learn more about St. Edward’s.

    We welcome your application. Apply now!

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