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APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Game Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Deadline to apply is April 18, 2014 with a start date of July 1, 2014.
The Centre for Digital Humanities currently offers an undergraduate program in Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) that supports learning in a wide range of practices and disciplines informed by human-computer interaction, visualization, and simulation. In 2015, pending Ministry approval, IASC will launch the GAME program, a collaboration between IASC, the Brock University Department of Computer Science, and the Game Development Program at nearby Niagara College. This dual credential program will offer a BA (Honours)/Advanced Diploma in Game Design and a BSc (Honours)/Advanced Diploma in Game Programming. The current programs (BA, BA Honours, Minor, and Combined Major) of the Centre for Digital Humanities share curriculum and enjoy engagement with the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, as well as a number of other fields across the University. The Centre is a founding partner in Innovate Niagara and the Generator at One, the region’s interactive media incubator and production facility where IASC students may intern and study with industry professionals using industry-standard tools.
The successful candidate will teach two courses per term plus supervisions and will contribute to a vibrant culture of research and creation. Courses at the undergraduate level may include critical theory and analysis in areas of design, gameplay, and aesthetics, as well as introductions to new media and games. Brock University MA programs in Popular Culture, in Studies in Comparative Literatures and the Arts, and in the PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities will provide opportunities for graduate teaching in specialized research interests.
Prof. Duncan MacDonald, Director
Centre for Digital Humanities
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1Canada
Brock University, which has more than 18,500 students, is situated on the Niagara Escarpment within an hour’s drive from Toronto and Buffalo. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/26360 and include the completed form with their application.
More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at www.brocku.ca ; information concerning Interactive Arts and Science is found at: http://www.brocku.ca/humanities/departments-and-centres/interactive-arts-and-science.