[Air-l] Position announcement - Interactive Media Studies

Lim Sun Sun sunlim at nus.edu.sg
Wed Jan 25 18:50:47 PST 2006

Apologies for cross-posting 

Interactive Media Studies Tenure-Track Positions
National University of Singapore 

The Singapore government recently announced a $2 billion fund injection
to boost the interactive/digital media industry. In addition,
Singapore's growing interactive media industry is attracting
considerable industry investment. Recent milestones include the
establishment of the Lucasfilm Animation Studio and a game development
studio by Koei Games, Japan's premiere video gaming company.

In view of government and industry interest to develop Singapore as an
interactive media hub, the National University of Singapore seeks to
expand its research and teaching expertise in the area. The
Communications and New Media (CNM) Programme in the Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences invites applications for five tenure-track positions at
either Assistant or Associate Professor levels.  
We are seeking media scholars (Ph.D. /M.F.A. preferred) who conduct
research, do creative work and/or have industry experience in one or
more of the following areas: 
1. Interactive Media content design and development-including
games/interactive entertainment/serious games/e-learning,
virtual/immersive environments, visual interface design, information
architecture, interaction design, mobile and web-based content,
2.  HCI and evaluation research-including observational research, mobile
and pervasive computing, usability, presence & VR, social computing
(virtual collaboration, social software and social networks), parasocial
3. User experience design/strategy and innovation-including
understanding the impact, desirability and context of interactive media
technology from the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, psychology,
ethnography, ergonomics/human factors
4. Interactive advertising/business/marketing-including electronic
customer relationship management, interactive campaigns, mobile
5. Media arts-storytelling, cyberculture and cyberarts, new media arts
(theory and practice) 
The successful applicant will teach core CNM courses as well as courses
in his/her area of specialization. Examples of courses offered by our
programme include Aesthetics of New Media, Critical Introduction to
Gaming, Visual Design and Game Design. New courses include User
Experience Design, Interactive Storytelling, and Interactivity and
Everyday Life. For more details please see http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm

Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of (1)
completing their Ph.D. by May 2006 (ABDs may apply); (2) effective
teaching; (3) research/creative productivity; and (4) experience or
promise in obtaining external grant funding.  
Review of applications will commence immediately and chosen applicants
will be able to start in August 2006 or January 2007. The search will
continue until all the positions are filled. Send (1) letter of
application (addressing teaching/ research/creative interests and
teaching effectiveness), (2) C.V. and (3) three letters of reference to
Dr. Sun Sun Lim at cnmjob at nus.edu.sg. Fax (65) 6779-4911.  
To find out more about living and working in Singapore, see
To find out more about the National University of Singapore, see
http://www.nus.edu.sg In the recent Times Higher Education Supplement
World University Rankings, NUS was ranked 22nd in the world and amongst
the top three universities in Asia.

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