Tenure-Track Position in Digital Games at UC Irvine, USA

The Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position in digital games. We recognize the importance of digital games to society and the economy, and wish to complement our existing areas of excellence with a strong presence in game studies and design.

The department is strongly interdisciplinary, with faculty backgrounds in anthropology, computer science, engineering, humanities, media arts, organizational studies, and psychology. This, in no small measure, contributes to our strong international reputation as an innovative site for research and education on information technology and its applications. We wish to add a similarly interdisciplinary perspective on digital games, their role in society, and new possibilities for innovative game design.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and exhibit a compelling research portfolio as well as a clear vision for teaching about games and game design. Senior applicants should also demonstrate a proven track record in funded research activities.

For two years in a row, UC Irvine has been ranked as the best U.S. university “under 50” by Times Higher Education (4th overall). Salary and other compensation (including priority access to on-campus faculty housing) are competitive with the nation’s finest public universities.

Each application must contain: a cover letter, CV, up to three key publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, and 3-5 letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded at:


Exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

The position is for appointment in July 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2014.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, has a National Science Foundation Advance Gender Equity Program, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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