Job: TT position at UCSC in Art, Games & Playable Media

Robin Hunicke writes:

I’m pleased to announce that UC Santa Cruz has just posted​ a full-time position for the new Games & Playable Media BA program. This is a tenure-track position, recruited at the level of assistant professor.

You can see the full listing here:

The new BA program in Art and Design: Games and Playable Media is a highly interdisciplinary program. Students from the Games BA and BS form a shared cohort throughout their undergraduate years and collaborate on the creation of digital and nondigital games during that time. Faculty in this position will be teaching students from computer science and art backgrounds who have an interest in gaming.

We seek an accomplished games practitioner with evidence of a developed research trajectory and demonstrated recognition of their work. We have a preference for candidates with a multidisciplinary orientation, who are experienced with game design as both a technological and artistic practice and can work with undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. In addition, the ideal candidate sees games as an expressive practice, demonstrating a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of games studies and experimental game design, critical histories of games, and visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include interactive audio design, interface design, interactive narrative, and intermedia art.

We’re very excited to be growing the program, which you can read a bit more about here:

Please feel free to forward this on to any qualified candidates


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