[Air-L] Fwd: Research Chair in Game Studies and Design

lshade at alcor.concordia.ca lshade at alcor.concordia.ca
Tue Aug 25 10:50:46 PDT 2009

apologies for any cross posting.

> From: Bart Simon <simonb at alcor.concordia.ca>
> Date: August 25, 2009 11:16:07 AM GMT-04:00
> Subject: [CACS] Research Chair in Game Studies and Design
> Reply-To: Bart Simon <simonb at alcor.concordia.ca>
> Hi Everyone,
> Below is a call for applications for a Canada Research Chair in Game
> Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal. We have an
> excellent group of scholars and designers from disciplines across
> fine arts, arts and science and engineering that have recently come
> together to establish the Centre for Technoculture, Art and Games at
> Concordia. We are, as they say, poised for growth and there is great
> energy, resources and commitment to making game studies and design
> in the context of digital culture an interdisciplinary research
> priority.
> I am more than happy to field any questions about what we have going
> on in Montreal in this area. Please cross-post this call for
> applications to any and all interested folks.
> cheers,
> Bart
> ========================================
> Bart Simon, Associate Professor
> Department of Sociology and Anthropology
> Director, Centre for Technoculture, Art and Games
> Concordia University, Montreal
> simonb at alcor.concordia.ca
> http://www.tag.hexagram.ca
> =========================================
> *
> Canada Research Chair in Digital Game Studies and Design*
> Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a
> Senior (Tier I) Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the field of Game
> Studies, Game Design and/or Games and Learning as a joint
> appointment in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Faculty of Fine
> Arts. The goal of the CRC program (http://chairs.gc.ca/) is to
> ensure that Canadian universities "achieve the highest levels of
> research excellence to become world-class research centres in the
> global, knowledge-based economy.”
> Concordia’s academic culture celebrates leading-edge research,
> creativity, and the transfer of knowledge for today’s innovation
> driven society. The Chair in Digital Game Studies and Design will
> build on Concordia’s leadership in the fields of creative
> expression, communication and culture, and information and
> communication technologies as described in our Strategic Research
> Plan (2008-12)
> . Concordia is located in one of North America’s most diverse,
> creative and livable cities. Many leading games companies have
> chosen to locate in Montreal where strategic government initiatives
> also support the research sector and industry.
> Applicants for this position may come from any disciplinary
> background but must have a superior record of publication and/or
> research/creation in the fields of game studies and game design. The
> successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding and
> innovative research program, as well as demonstrated abilities to
> foster the development of broad based interdisciplinary initiatives,
> attract excellent graduate students and secure external funding. The
> successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in
> the development of the newly founded Centre for Technology, Art and
> Games (TAG). The TAG initiative is leading interdisciplinary, cross-
> Faculty research in games studies and design at Concordia. TAG
> operates under the umbrella of the Hexagram Institute for Research/
> Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, which is the largest and
> most productive new media lab in Canada. For additional information
> on TAG and Hexagram, see http://www.tag.hexagram.ca and
> The successful candidate for the CRC position in the field of Game
> Studies, Game Design and/or Games and Learning will be appointed
> (with tenure) at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The
> candidate will work with the Faculty of Arts and Science and Faculty
> of Fine Arts to prepare the formal CRC nomination according to the
> CRC program guidelines. The university will nominate the successful
> candidate to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity
> according to the guidelines of the CRC program.
> Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum
> vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching
> philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and
> evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to
> have three letters of reference sent directly to:
> Chair, Game Studies and Design CRC Search Committee
> Concordia University
> c/o Faculty of Fine Arts
> 1455, De Maisonneuve Boulevard West, EV 2.781
> Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada
> This position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin July 1,
> 2010. Review of applications will begin immediately and will
> continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach
> the Chair of the Hiring Committee no later than November 2, 2009.
> All inquiries about the position should be directed to
crcgames at alcor.concordia.ca
>  Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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