Instructor, Game Programming and Design

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

We are one growing team with one powerful goal — and as a global leader in education, we strive for a workforce that reflects the individual differences of our learning community. We believe that our employees can be their best selves when they can be their true selves. That is why we’re committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion in which all our employees feel welcomed, valued and empowered. Together, we will shape the future of education by transforming lives beginning with yours.

This position is based in the following office location:

Manchester, NH

The Opportunity

The Communications and Media Arts Department at Southern New Hampshire University is looking for candidates for an Instructor of Game Programming and Design opening. This is a full-time face-to-face position on our traditional Manchester, New Hampshire campus. You will bring your own game development experiences into the classroom to engage students and lead them toward roles in the games industry. Experience expressing your skills in ways that our undergraduates will remember is a criterion for achievement in the instructor role. This position is located onsite and reports to the Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education.

You'll Get To:

  • Prep for and deliver content for assigned courses. These may include introductory, intermediate, and advanced game programming and game development using Unity3D or Unreal game engines. The teaching load is four 3-credit courses. Class sessions are scheduled as either 75 minutes in duration and meeting twice a week or as sessions lasting 150 minutes that meet once a week.
  • Access and assess student work and provide feedback.
  • Coach in a studio environment where our students may work in teams on real-world projects.
  • Use Brightspace (the Learning Management System) to support the course and host course materials.
  • Hold five office hours throughout the week. Hours for class prep and student assessment are expected to make up the balance of the full-time load.
  • Attendance, punctuality, and presence are essential functions of this role.
  • Other responsibilities or activities may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What we're Looking For:

  • A Masters degree in game programming, computer science, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated industry experience.
  • 1+ years of experience with C++ in or out of an engine. Experience wit 3D/game art, Unity3D or Unreal Engine preferred.
  • Practical knowledge of game development pipelines.
  • Experience with game studies, game theory, and game history
  • Understanding of the relationship between the roles and functions of game development


Thinking about the job, but not sure you should apply? We still want to hear from you.

We recognize that not everyone enters the world of work with the same advantage, opportunity, and privilege. This is why your skills and experiences are important to us. Take the leap and apply, you just might be the person we are looking for!

Who Are We?

SNHU employees are a team in every sense. Separately, we understand that each individual brings unique experiences, perspectives and ideas to create a vibrant work environment. Together we share common values of honesty, acceptance and accountability working as a unified force toward a common goal: to transform the lives of learners. By joining our team, you join us in our vision. Together, we’ll shape the future of education by transforming lives—beginning with yours.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Please note that a background check is required for employment.