Game Design Graduate Assistant Position

.50 FTE Game Design Graduate Assistant Position

This .50FTE graduate assistant position will pay $12.18 – $18.68 an hour (pending experience), with tuition waiver being available starting Spring 2014, and has the potential of continuing for another two years.

A major part of this position is to help design a learning game and define the way the game is played and the ‘game experience,’ including

  • the rules of the game
  • the setting, story, and characters
  • different ways the game may be played

Part of this position is to turn original vision and design into a functional game prototype.

Required competencies:

  • be creative, imaginative and original
  • enjoy IT and playing computer games
  • have problem-solving skills
  • have design skills
  • be fluent in simple behavior scripts: JavaScript or C#
  • capable of doing design-based user testing and research

Preferred skills:

  • be fluent in scripting with Unity
  • be fluent in a number of 3D computer graphics software packages (e.g., Blender and/or Google SketchUp)

If you are interested, please send your resume, brief description of your educational and work experience, classification and major via email to Dr. Fengfeng Ke (, by September 30, 2013. We intend to interview starting October 1st, and the intended hire date is October 14th. More details about work will be discussed with candidates after initial screening.