[Air-L] Open Position: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Games

Casey O'Donnell codonnell at alum.rpi.edu
Mon Sep 9 10:41:10 PDT 2013

[Apologies for Cross Posting]

Posting also available online here: http://tism.msu.edu/games-position

Open Position: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Games

The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at
Michigan State University is seeking an innovative, dynamic individual to
fill a full-time, tenure stream position at the assistant or associate
professor level in the field of games. Whether designed purely to entertain
or to also achieve more "serious" purposes, games have the potential to
impact players' beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, emotions, cognitive
abilities, physical and mental health, and behavior. The faculty member
hired for this position is expected to engage in scholarship aimed at
understanding and transforming games in meaningful and impactful ways.

Candidates will join an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary faculty and a
program in game design and development that was rated #10 in the nation by
Princeton Review in 2013. Experience in the field may take the form of
scholarly research and/or creative practice. Expertise or experience in
related disciplines is also welcome.

Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through juried creative
works and/or peer-reviewed academic research publications, ideally both.
Faculty members are also expected to pursue external funding to support
their research and creative activity. In addition, candidates will teach in
our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as advise graduate
students on projects and theses. Visit http://tism.msu.edu for complete
information on our majors, degrees, and specializations.

Terminal Degree. University-level teaching and game development experience

Appointment Level:
Assistant or Associate Professor

To Apply:
Complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University
Employment Opportunities website jobs.msu.edu (search for position #8338).
Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: (1) a
cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, (2) a
current vita, (3) the names and contact information for three individuals
willing to serve as recommenders, who may be contacted by the search
committee, and (4) an electronic portfolio if available (such as a web link
to an online portfolio or PDF document). The search committee will begin
considering applications October 15, 2013. The search closes when a
suitable candidate is hired. Duties to begin on August 16, 2014.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Wei Peng, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media at Michigan
State University, at pengwei at msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,
veterans and persons with disabilities.

More About Games and Meaningful Play at Michigan State University:

To keep up with what is happening with Games and Meaningful Play at
Michigan State University, LIKE our Facebook Page:

MSU will be hosting the international Meaningful Play conference in the
fall of 2014.  Watch for announcements and calls for participation. Get
involved! Join us! http://seriousgames.msu.edu/conference

Faculty and students in the GEL Lab (Games for Entertainment and Learning)
are creating more exciting games and meaningful research projects than
ever. http://seriousgames.msu.edu/gel-lab/

The deadline for applying for spring admission to our fully online serious
games graduate certificate program is November 15.

We also offer a robust, top-rated undergraduate specialization in game
design and development, an MA in HCI with a Games and Meaningful Play
focus, and a top-ranked PhD in Media and Information Studies.

Casey O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media (TISM)
Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab (GEL)
Michigan State University


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