Job: Armstrong Professor in Games and Digital Media (Miami University, Ohio, USA)

MIAMI UNIVERSITY (OHIO) – College of Creative Arts (CCA) and Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) seeks candidates for the Armstrong Professor in Games and Digital Media. This is a full-time tenure-track position and is open at the Assistant and Associate Professor rank.

The Armstrong Professor will be working with other game faculty within AIMS and across Miami University that comprise the AIMS Game Center,ranked by the Princeton Review in the top 30 in the U.S. The Armstrong Professor will also teach courses in game design, game art, game scripting and the overall game development process, including on-line instruction; work with students individually on games and undergraduate/graduate thesis work in games design, development, and studies; work with colleagues to advance and develop curricula, and help lead co-­curricular activities such as Global Game Jam, game-­related student organizations, and client­-based projects; maintain an active research program; provide service to the university.


Applicants must either hold an MFA or Ph.D; must have an established interest in game design and development demonstrated by past teaching, research, or industry experience; ability to teach courses in game design, game art, game scripting and the overall game development process; experience and/or keen interest in online teaching.  For appointment as Associate Professor, require an accomplished research and teaching record meeting Miami’s tenure requirements, including significant peer-evaluated scholarship and/or exhibition along with a record of curricular development and success.

The College of Creative Arts, one of the University’s five academic divisions, includes five departments: Architecture/Interior Design, Art, Music, and Theater. AIMS is an innovative degree­-granting program driven by emerging interactive technologies and a cohort of collaborative faculty who build “horizontal” curriculum and research across campus. As a member of CCA and AIMS, the Armstrong Professor has the opportunity to forge innovative partnerships.  Located in Oxford, Ohio, within an hour of both Cincinnati and Dayton, Miami – among the nation’s top public universities – is a selective, mid­-sized public university that combines the academic and cultural benefits of a large university with the values of a small liberal arts college.

Application screening begins November 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, send a cover letter describing interest in the position and CV to:


Questions may be directed to Professor Jim Porter:


Miami University is an EOE/AA employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hardcopy available upon request.


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