Academic Job and Event Postings 2009

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  1. The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences seeks to hire three faculty for its Games and Simulation Arts and Science (GSAS) degree program. Rensselaer’s GSAS was formally announced as a B.S. degree with enrollment beginning in Fall 2007. It is among a handful of such programs in the country. The Program is designed (1) to educate students for early career positions, and (2) to provide them with the technical, communication, and leadership skills needed to help shape an industry emerging out of the “games” phenomenon.

    Rank for these tenured, tenure-track positions is open. As such, the job title will be Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experiences of the selected candidates.

    Duties include teaching in the area of GSAS, relevant research or other visible work, and service to the department, Institute and profession. Whereas primary teaching responsibilities are with the GSAS program, the department affiliation may include Art, Cognitive Science, Communications, Economics, or Science & Technological Studies. However, as game design, development, and research can provide junctures and cooperation between the arts and cultural studies, social sciences, computer sciences, engineering, and information technology, we are seeking faculty with broad visions who may not fit into the traditional departmental structure.

    Qualifications: An appropriate terminal degree (MS, MFA, or PhD), professional activity and visibility in the game industry and/or history of academic research and teaching in areas related to Games and Simulations broadly defined.

    Rank: Open with the expectation that one of the three will be Associate or Full and that the other two will be junior positions.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    Starting date: As soon as Spring 2010 as late as Fall 2010.

    To apply send a resume, a cover letter describing your professional interests and qualifications, portfolio or selected research publications (as appropriate), and a list of 5 people from which letters of recommendation may be requested after receipt of your application. Work samples may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites, books, articles, or other appropriate media (for return please include a SASE).

    Named one of the “New Ivies,” Rensselaer is an emerging elite university with nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate academic programs. For the eighth year in a row, Rensselaer has been counted among the top 50 universities in the nation, according to U. S. News & World Report. With approximately 5000 undergraduate and 2500 graduate students from across the country and around the globe, Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley with New York City, Boston, and Montreal only a few hours away. The region hosts diverse communities and is known for its quality of life. Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful in the Adirondack and Berkshire Mountains that are only an hour or so away. The area boasts affordable Victorian architecture and is a cultural center for the arts. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2009 and will continue until suitable candidates are found.

    Postal Address:
    Wayne Gray, Acting Dean
    School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Sage Laboratory
    110 8th Street
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
    Email Address: grayw@rpi.e

  2. The Film and Media Culture Department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Media Studies beginning in September 2010. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor; Ph.D. preferred, A.B.D considered. The successful candidate will teach courses on the cultural impacts and influences of media technologies, new media as aesthetic forms, and additional contributions to the program’s curriculum in film and media criticism, history, and/or production. Expertise in one or more of these areas is particularly desirable: online video, social software, videogames, new media art, digital media pedagogy, transmedia convergence, media and the environment, or global media. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but the successful candidate should be comfortable teaching in a humanities-centered program anchored in film and media studies as part of an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.

    Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Send letter of application with a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability, to:
    Professor Jason Mittell, Film and Media Culture Department, Axinn Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury VT 05753.

    Applications must be received by November 2 to ensure full consideration. Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body.
    For more information, see

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