Two Tenure Track Positions @ Northeastern University, Boston, USA

The Game Design Program in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for a cluster of tenure-on-entry associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor positions in game design, art, and narrative. We seek candidates with a national or international record of excellence in the creative practice, innovative research, substantive scholarship and teaching in one or more of, and not limited to, the following interdisciplinary areas: game arts, interactive media, animation, character development, digital narrative, social games, and game design. Candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative work in these dynamic and burgeoning fields of practice, and could be considered for joint positions with other academic disciplines within the College and the University.

The Game Design Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers degrees jointly between the College of Arts, Media and Design and the College of Computer and Information Sciences focused on the technical side of game development as well as degrees within the College of Arts, Media and Design focusing on game art and design. In addition, the faculty within the program also engage in interdisciplinary research that span collaborations within different fields, including design, computer science, health sciences, behavior science, and Human Computer Interaction. Such research projects includes game analytics, game usability, and games for health. See PLAIT website for more information on ongoing research

The College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. It is located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See:

Successful candidates must have an MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in game design, digital art or a related field. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration and publication.

All applications must be submitted electronically at If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching and relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Applications received on or before October 15, 2013 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2014 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Susan Gold, chair of the search committee, at

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