Job: TT Position in Serious Games, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Open Rank Tenured / Tenure Track Faculty Position in Serious Games – July 2015. Balance: teaching & research, theory & practice, work & play, engineering, art & design. Balance is the concept that best encapsulates life as a WPI IMGD faculty member. If this sounds like a place for you, please join us.

The WPI Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) Program ( seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to start July 1, 2015. Candidates should hold a terminal degree at the time of appointment in any related discipline and should have a research focus in Serious Games.

WPI is very well positioned for the development of Serious Games in education through our Learning Sciences & Technologies Program (, and in health-related areas through our multi-university Healthcare Delivery Institute ( We welcome candidates with interests in these and other Serious Games areas. Successful candidates will have a clear plan to establish a research program within IMGD, seek external research funding, and participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Exceptional candidates may be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level .

Established in 2005, the IMGD Program is a collaborative venture between the Computer Science and the Humanities & Arts Departments, combining the technical and artistic aspects of game development in a balanced approach that is bound together by the importance of design. The 12 core and 9 additional affiliated IMGD faculty members bring diverse skills and experience to the teaching and scholarship of all things interactive. The IMGD Program enjoys strong support from the university and has state-of-the-art space and equipment for designing, creating, and evaluating next-generation interactive experiences.

We expect successful candidates to contribute to the exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s oldest technological universities. Today, WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full- and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programs. WPI is consistently ranked among the top national universities in U.S. News & World Report. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI’s project centers. The university is located in the heart of Massachusetts an hour away from Boston and Providence.

To Apply:
If balance is what you are after, please apply for our open faculty position. Applicants should submit a cover letter with details about their research goals and teaching philosophy, vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Applications should be received by December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Apply here:

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