Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital Media (Games) (Georgia Tech)

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor (entry level) in the area of games, effective August 2015.

Required qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline (field open) for conducting research and teaching in games and related areas; a firm theoretical grounding in humanistic methods of media studies common to Digital Media; a demonstrated capacity for significant original research/creative work in game studies (broadly construed) and/or game design; and a clearly defined research program and trajectory.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in both the theoretical (game studies) and practical (game design) aspects of games would be welcomed, as would candidates with an active, visible creative practice in game development. The Digital Media program in LMC covers three core areas— Knowledge and Creativity, Civic and Public Media, and Arts and Entertainment. The position advertised falls into the area of Arts and Entertainment, but candidates with expertise in one or more of our other areas of focus would be welcomed, as would candidates with expertise in other areas of digital media studies, and/or issues of social justice (feminism in particular). The potential to secure external research funding is strongly desirable as well.

Teaching: Successful applicants can expect to teach a 2/2 load distributed across graduate and undergraduate courses in the Computational Media B.S. program (jointly administered by LMC and the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing), in LMCs M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Digital Media, and in the Digital Media emphasis of the M.S. in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The B.S. and M.S. programs provide a studio-intensive curriculum that integrates theory and practice. The Ph.D. program is largely focused on research, and most doctoral graduates enter the academy.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a multi-disciplinary program. It offers B.S. degrees in Literature, Media, and Communication and in Computational Media, M.S. degrees in Digital Media and Human Computer Interaction, and a Ph.D. in Digital Media. The School includes Writing and Communication that encompasses the Institute’s Communication Center, the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and Communication Across Tech and provides discipline-specific courses for campus-wide audiences. For more information, visit

Applicants should send a cover letter surveying the applicants expertise for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three potential references emailed as one single PDF to Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

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