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Assistant/Associate Professor of Game Business and Publishing
The Stiller School of Business seeks an energetic practitioner-educator to join our faculty in support of our popular Game Business program embedded within Champlain's renowned Game Studio. The Stiller School's mission is "To develop the strengths, integrity, expertise and entrepreneurial mindset of aspiring and innovative professionals to create positive change in their lives, workplaces, communities, and the world." We are looking for someone who believes in the aforementioned values, is inspired by our professionally-focused and experiential education model, and contributes to our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all that we do. The ideal candidate will possess:
- Demonstrated ability to teach or mentor both Game Business and Publishing theory and principles, with a focus on two or more of our degree concentration areas: business & strategy, research & analytics, and/or content & community.
- Demonstrated strength in two or more of the following areas: game product management, marketing, publishing, community management, content creator management, and/or in the esports ecosystems.
- An overall understanding of how to get a game successfully to market.
- Ability to demonstrate the nuances of game monetization planning and perception in North America and beyond; particularly in the areas of microtransactions, loot boxes, and the like. Knowledge of global marketing and regional delivery / support.
- Knowledge of measurable market data, engagement analytics, and other metrics used in the game industry as they apply to potential player base, usability, and player focus.
- An understanding of social media best practices, player event management, content creator collaboration, and multimedia marketing content (such as streams, broadcasts, etc.)
- A mindset towards inclusivity and accessibility in a classroom and/or a workspace. Desire to improve the state of the game industry and foster an environment that prepares students for the potential challenges therein.
The primary responsibility is face-to-face undergraduate instruction in courses as they relate to game business, publishing strategies, community management, and esports management. Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction while hands-on activities translate theory into practice. Associated faculty responsibilities include:
- Quality Instruction
- Hands-on, applied instruction in small class format.
- Interactive classroom discussion and assignments, where appropriate.
- Student Advising and Mentorship
- Provide guidance and support to Stiller School of Business undergraduates, primarily Game Business and Publishing students, for course planning and registration, career exploration, and professional development.
- Curriculum Development
- Work collaboratively with the Game Production Management Program Director and Stiller Leadership Team, along with stakeholders across the college, to enhance and increase integration of existing course offerings, particularly Game Business and Publishing, and explore and develop new curriculum with an eye towards diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Ideal candidates will possess at least five years of professional experience in the game industry as a Product Manager, Product Owner, Marketing Manager, Community Manager, Esports Manager, or equivalent.
- Tertiary knowledge of Agile development methods.
- Demonstrated success in collaborative environments.
- Demonstrated success managing conflicting priorities, and the stresses of the game industry.
- Expert in at least one area of Game Delivery (Publishing, Marketing, Community, or Esports).
- Candidates must possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree, however, a relevant graduate degree (or near completion) is preferred.
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.
Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.
The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching, or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of Champlain College. In your cover letter, please include a demonstration of your commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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