Instructor, Simulation & Game Development

Instructor, Simulation & Game Development


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

Main Campus


Minimum to Midpoint ($4,234 – 5,552/monthly) 9-month contract



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Closes: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, January 4, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean of Applied Technologies

Employment Type

Full-Time (9-Month Contract)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Interactive Game Development, or related degree in Simulation and Game field and/or 10 years professional experience in simulation or game development industry.

2. Two years teaching experience on a college level required.

3. Fluency in game engine scripting in either Unity or Unreal Game engines.

4. Proficiency in 3D content creation and animation tools and 2D graphics creation software required.

5. Good written and oral communication skills.

6. Understanding of and commitment to the college’s mission and philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Masters Degree in Computer Science or MFA in Game Development or related field preferred.

2. Fluency in programming languages such as C++ , C#, Javascript and/or other object oriented languages.

3. Three years industry experience in related game or simulation field preferred.

4. Proficiency and experience in the creation of mobile apps preferred.

Position Description

Under the direction of an appointed supervisor, the primary purpose of an instructor is to provide quality instruction for the students of Western Piedmont Community College.

The SGD Instructor, under the supervision of the Coordinator of Simulation and Game Development, is responsible for developing and teaching courses that range from game programming to game design. The instructor will implement technical solutions to support the creation of high quality creative content across multiple game and simulation platforms including web, mobile, and AR and VR interactive experiences with current technologies. The instructor will work with and guide individual students and student teams, providing a strong base of technical solutions related to the creation of media and digital imaging including 2D and 3D content creation for use in game engine software. The instructor will assist in maintaining digital media related labs on campus and related equipment. Other duties include academic advising, appointments to campus committees, and assigned duties by the Dean of Applied Technologies.

In addition to the regular responsibilities of classroom teaching, instructors should demonstrate concern for their own professional growth, for their immediate field of interest, for the education profession in general, and for the progress and well-being of the entire College community.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at



Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127