The Opportunity

Truro, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 2425-073

Auxiliary Faculty - Game Programming

Truro Campus

Truro, Nova Scotia

School of Business and Creative Industries
Auxiliary Position (approximately 10-15 hours/week: Commencing approximately August 15, 2024 and ending approximately April 22, 2025
Application deadline is 11:59PM, May 21, 2024
Competition No. 2425-073

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work. Please visit for more details on our FlexWork Policy.

The salary scale for Part-Time NSCC Faculty is based on twelve steps that range from $42.16 - $62.37/Hour. New Faculty may receive up to a maximum of five steps for relevant occupational experience and may receive up to an additional four steps for full-time equivalent years of instructional experience (instructional experience is defined as teaching post-secondary). The maximum a new Faculty can expect to receive is nine steps or 57.11/Hour

What you'll do


As a member of the School of Business and Creative Industries faculty team, you will:

  • Provide theoretical and practical instruction in the Game Programming program, instructing 10 hours/week, in addition to supporting students.
  • Teach courses including; Game Mathematics, Game Programming I (an intro programming course), Game Mechanics, and Game Programming II (an intermediate programming course).
  • Collaboratively design and deliver educational experiences for a diverse group of learners. This will include preparation, instruction, assessment, and evaluation of students using a broad range of flexible teaching and learning practices and technologies such as Learning Management Systems (e.g., Brightspace) and classroom technology.
  • Ensure health and safety practices and procedures are followed in your classroom, shops, and labs.
  • Maintain currency with the latest industry practices relevant to your program and to continually develop your understanding of 21st century teaching and learning practices. This position may involve different delivery modalities (e.g., in-class, online, blended online/in-class), off-site instruction and alternate work hours such as weekends and evenings.
  • Related duties include but are not limited to academic and career advisement, participating on committees, program marketing, curriculum revision/development through collaborative practice within faculty working groups, supporting, and monitoring work placements, liaising with business and industry, representing the College as required and upholding NSCC policies and procedures.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

The minimum educational qualification for this position is a relevant college diploma or university degree in Game Development, Game Programming, Computer Science or related field.

  • You have a minimum of five years (full-time equivalent) of related industry experience in game programming software.
  • Game development studio experience and strong programming skills.
  • Ability to import animation into Unity, map textures and create character controllers and blend trees.
  • Occupational experience that includes teaching and/or supervision in game programming or related field.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in the following:
    • Unity 3D game engine
    • C# and/or JavaScript programming, and Git or other version control
    • Unity, Adobe Suite and related software
    • The game development life cycle
    • Game art asset production and visual design principles
    • Visual storytelling, game trailers and cinematics, and level design
    • Game development documentation, including; GDD (Game Design Documents), spec sheets and pitch documents
    • Project Management and problem-solving techniques and software
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in self-directed learning, monitoring projects and supporting students/employees in managing projects. This includes:
    • Conducting regular check-in meetings and managing personality and delivery issues as they arise.
    • Setting content delivery deadlines and assisting others in setting those deadlines.
    • Assisting in the creation of schedules using industry standard tools, project scope and other project management documents.
    • Modeling and providing feedback on professionalism expectations such as regular communication, meeting deadlines and appropriate behaviours.
  • Serving as the liaison with external clients and managing client expectations, especially with regards to working with students/new employees
  • You have demonstrated experience liaising with business and industry in your field.
  • You are innovative and committed to life-long learning. Your desire and enthusiasm to teach students with diverse backgrounds and knowledge, along with your superb presentation, interpersonal and team building skills make you an ideal candidate.
  • Ideally, you have related experience in delivery of educational programs or training to adults.
  • Occupational experience that includes experience in providing performance feedback will be considered an asset.
  • You have knowledge and experience in applying WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety and occupation-specific safety practices.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism
  • You possess excellent presentation skills and can facilitate content effectively and engagingly to a variety of audiences
  • You are known for your superior interpersonal skills and can manage interpersonal relationships and issues effectively
  • Your superb team building skills will enable you to develop a positive classroom dynamic and productive collegial relationships
  • Your commitment to excellence, to life-long learning and to community involvement make you an ideal candidate for Faculty at NSCC

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As a condition of employment, Faculty at NSCC must complete a two-year (part-time) adult education program delivered by NSCC. This adult education program is a significant investment on the part of NSCC in the learning and development of new employees. To achieve regular status; all probationary, full or part-time Faculty of the College must successfully complete the program within their probationary period. Term full-time Faculty whose term appointment is twelve or more months are also required to participate in this program.

Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.