Assistant Professor of the Practice: Video Game Development

University of Notre Dame
Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a non-tenured instructor of Video Game Development at the Assistant Professor of the Practice rank. The department is especially interested in candidates who are well-versed in technical game development and have a specialization in programming video game engines or graphics, optimizing software performance, and building complex and scalable applications.

The primary responsibility for this position is to develop and teach a new two course video game development sequence, focusing on the technical aspects of developing video games across a variety of platforms (PC, mobile, console, AR/VR, etc.). Additionally, this position will also have the opportunity to develop complementary electives in the areas of computer graphics, software optimization, scalable or high performance applications, and other topics related to video game development.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers Ph.D., MS, and undergraduate degrees. Professors of Practice are expected to excel in classroom teaching related to their area of specialization, engage in development of students outside the classroom, such as advising student clubs, providing individual mentoring, and serve the profession and the University. More information about the Department can be found at

Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or have at least 3 years of experience designing and developing video games. To apply for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a portfolio of creative work, a statement that summarizes their planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three professional references.

Applications must be received by April 30, 2023, to guarantee full consideration; however, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.

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