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 ($4,491 – 6,247/monthly) 9-month contract



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Closes: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, August 7, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean of Applied Technologies

Employment Type

Full-Time (9-Month Contract)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Associate Degree in Simulation and Game Development or related field with a minimum of three years’ professional experience in simulation or game development industry or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Interactive Game Development, Game Design, or related degree in Simulation and Game field.

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

3. Proficiency in 3D content creation and animation tools such as Maya or Blender and 2D graphics creation software including Adobe CC required.

4. Understanding of and commitment to the College’s mission and philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications

1. MFA in Game Development, Game Production, Digital Production Arts, New Media, Interactive Design or Master’s Degree in Computer Science with concentration in Sim and Game Dev or related field preferred.

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

3. Fluency in programming languages such as C++ , C#, JavaScript and/or other object-oriented languages.

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

5. Proficiency and experience in VR Technologies, Camera Tracking Software, and Virtual Production

6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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 simulation and game programming, design, and asset creation. 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. WPCC offers SGD instruction in a HyFlex model where students may obtain course instruction through synchronous, asynchronous, and seated class instruction. The instructor will implement strategies for version control where remote students can participate in team-based simulation and game design projects.

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


Western Piedmont Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.