Game Art and Virtual Reality Development Department, Game Art/VRD, Full-Time Faculty

  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234, USA
  • Feb 10, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Design (all areas)

Job Description

Game Art and Virtual Reality Development Department, Game Art/VRD, Full-Time Faculty

Beginning August 2020

Game Art and Virtual Reality Development Department

Game Art/VRD Faculty

Game/Immersive Media Artist

Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits


The Game Art and Virtual Reality Department is a nationally respected program, which houses two separate majors: Game Art and Virtual Reality Development (GA/VRD). The Virtual Reality BFA is the first of its kind and is well supported with financial backing. The VRD students will be challenged to use immersive media to create sophisticated design solutions to real-world problems (i.e: medical applications, architectural visualization, training simulations, engineering) as well as to explore the cutting edge uses for education, entertainment and more. Recent successes include winning the E3 College Game Competition in summer 2017 and Rookie of the Year for Game Development in 2018, and runner-up in VR.

Facilities: Ringling College’s Computer has facilities designed to replicate a professional studio environment, and boasts the highest-end, state-of-the-art computer laboratories with HP Z840 computers, nVidia 1080 graphics cards, and dedicated distributed hardware for lighting builds. Full-time Institutional Technology staff support the Department.

The Position: The GA/VRD Department is seeking a Game/Immersive Artist with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) and asset creation experience to join a dedicated faculty teaching Virtual Reality and Game Art Development. The primary responsibility of this position will focus on providing quality instruction, teaching students immersive media design techniques and visual scripting to create interactive projects.

Included among the duties and responsibilities, this position requires expertise in immersive media pipeline, directed research and analysis, and scripting events in UE4. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses or nine credits per semester. Assignments include teaching introductory through advanced courses in creating interactive experiences and integration of aesthetic elements into the game engine. Ongoing commitment to creative work/research in the profession is expected. Active participation with faculty, department, and college service required.

This is a full-time appointment with benefits. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is August 2019. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system dedicated to using the most current technology.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Art, Game Design, or a related field, OR a 4 year professional degree in art or design and equivalent professional experience, training and expertise with an appropriate record of achievement in the field.
  • Ability to teach introductory through advanced classes in game and immersive media.
  • Experience with Unreal Blueprint or (other comparable object-oriented languages)
  • Experience with creating VR/AR/MR interactive projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Understanding of programming techniques and computational thinking
  • Experience with Autodesk Maya and other related digital content creation tools
  • Experience with serious games, architecture, simulation, medical, education, product visualization, virtual training, mobile application development, tools development, performance monitoring, entertainment gaming, or other related fields.
  • Programming experience is a plus but not required (e.g. Python, Java, C++, C# )

Application Details

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Ringling College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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