Job: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Game Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at
Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, in game studies and mobile media. We are looking for a faculty member who will engage with scholars in the humanities, social sciences, engineering, education and health sciences around the core interests of the digital humanities. Related areas include social networks, social capital, digital literacies, digital disparities, education, privacy, civic engagement and policymaking.

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The candidate will also have an earned doctorate or have their PhD completed by August 2012 in Communication or a related field, strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) appropriate for appointment as Assistant Professor, good prospects for external research funding, and demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship.

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a Research I University with 16,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate and 3,000 professional students. The Department of Communication has 10 full-time faculty, approximately 150 undergraduate majors, 25 M.A. students, and 30 Ph.D. students in a doctoral program focused on the relationship between technology and communication.

The desired appointment date for the position is August 16, 2012. Interested parties should address a letter of interest and submit a full curriculum vitae, samples of relevant scholarly publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of and contact information for three references to

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Steve Jones:

Steve Jones, PhD, UIC Distinguished Professor and Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Applications will be accepted only at Review of applications will commence October 15, 2011. Applications received by then will receive full consideration. The search will proceed until the position is filled.

Women and traditionally under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of state funding.

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