Job: Abertay University looking for Lecturer in Media Theory and Game Studies

Abertay University seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Media Theory and Game Studies within the Division of Games and Arts in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games. Candidates should be in possession of a PhD in a relevant subject, with clear emphasis on game studies in the framework of the humanities, before beginning employment.

Topics of particular focus can include game history (digital and analogue), design theory, digital culture, game aesthetics, play studies, critical theory, screen and media studies, narratology, electronic literature or other related fields. The successful candidate will have both a strong theoretical foundation and a documented history of internationally recognised research and publication in their discipline. The appointed lecturer will teach on the history, theory and contexts of games, interactive media and computer arts to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games while pursuing relevant research and practice within their field.

Abertay University located in Dundee, Scotland. It is a modern University with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities and dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions with a distinctive interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange

The School of Arts, Media and Computer Games is the UK’s pre-eminent centre for education in the technology, art and business of computer games, the School enjoys extremely strong links with industry that underpin both teaching excellence and research impact in games development and the application of gaming technologies in other fields.

Abertay University’s leadership in teaching and research in the field of digital games is internationally recognised. The Division of Games and Arts is home to Abertay’s research and teaching in game design, development and computer arts. Academic staff in the division has pursued research on a diverse range of themes, including games with purpose, affective computing, graphics programming, interactive design in the performing arts, experimental game jams, and game aesthetics. Recent research and knowledge exchange collaborations include projects with Microsoft UK and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, 20th Century Fox, the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the National Theatre of Scotland, and the Scottish Dance Theatre.

The closing date for applications is 6 November 2015.

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