Job: Assistant Professor of Games at Michigan State University

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 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 ways.

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Candidates will join an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary faculty and a program in game design and development that was rated #5 in the nation by Princeton Review in 2011. Experience in the field may take the form of scholarly research and/or creative practice. Expertise or experience in other disciplines is also welcome.

Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through peer-reviewed academic research publications and/or juried creative works. 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 for complete information on our majors, degrees, and specializations.

Qualifications: Terminal Degree. University-level teaching experience preferred. A versatile scholar with a portfolio of innovative work.

Appointment Level: Assistant Professor

To Apply:
Complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website . 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 1, 2011. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties to begin on August 16, 2012. An earlier appointment is possible.

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.

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