Job: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interactive Media and Game Development and Computer Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interactive Media and Game Development and Computer Science (starting August 2012)

Do you want to teach smart, talented, eager university students how to animate and develop computer games? Are you interested in both
computer science research and character animation? Do you want to work in an environment that fosters interdisciplinary education? If so, you should consider joining the faculty at WPI!

The Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) program ( and the Computer Science department at WPI are jointly seeking a unique individual whose talents and interests span both the artistic and technical aspects of computer animation.

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The IMGD program provides an outstanding education in the principles and techniques of interactive applications and computer-based game development. Ranked the #6 best game design program in the country by the Princeton Review, the program grants Bachelor and Master of
Science degrees with approximately 200 students nurtured by more than a dozen dedicated faculty. IMGD undergraduates build a solid
foundation in game design and then specialize in either the technical (programming) or artistic (art, music, story) aspects of game development. IMGD graduate students focus on technical game development, game development management or serious games. Please visit for more information.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in research and
teaching in computer science. Our new hire will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in character animation as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in IMGD-related areas of computer science. Applicants must therefore be familiar with current animation tools and game production pipelines. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for computer games.

WPI, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston, is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of
over 3,600 and 1,400 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top national universities. Its curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI’s global project centers. The greater Boston area is a thriving region for game development, with over 75 game companies.

To apply, please submit:
+ Vitae
+ Digital material supporting your application (for example, a portfolio)
+ Research statement
+ Teaching statement
+ Names and contact information of at least three references

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2011.

Electronic applications should be submitted online via:

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to:

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action,
equal opportunity employer.

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