Job: Faculty positions in Game Design and Interactive Media at Northeastern University

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Game Design and Interactive Media Joint between College of Arts, Media and Design and College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

Job code: 114350

Northeastern University is seeking one or more tenure track faculty for interdisciplinary positions in Game Design joint within the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Arts, Media and Design starting September 1, 2012.  Positions will be filled at the assistant, associate or full professor rank depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

Northeastern University is in the heart of Boston and world leader in experiential learning. In the past few years, Northeastern University has made a major commitment to interdisciplinary education and research in select fields with the goal of achieving international leadership in these fields. The Game Design and Interactive Media program is one of the areas selected for growth and is being developed as a joint effort between the colleges of Arts, Media and Design and Computer and Information Science.

We seek tenure track faculty members who can play a major role in shaping the research, academic goals for our programmatic efforts in Game Design and Interactive Media. Building on the foundation of interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees in game design and interactive media, the successful candidate will play a central role in creating innovative programmatic efforts that combine a deep knowledge of the artistic and computing disciplines, and will advance our research and educational agenda.


We expect successful candidates to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and an excellent record in research/scholarship in any of the core areas of game design research, including (but not limited to) artificial intelligence and games, interactive or real-time 3D graphics, game development, networking, physics and simulation, interface design, human computer interaction and games, or game animation. Experience with applications in areas, such as interactive narratives, social games, health games, mobile games, or educational games, is desirable. Applicants must have a terminal degree of either a PhD in computer science or related areas, or an MFA in game design or related areas.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcoming applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

How To Apply

To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website at:

or the College of Computer and Information Science website at:

and click on the Faculty Positions button.

Applications should include: 

  • Cover letter expressing interest
  • Applicant’s CV
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Names and addresses of 3-6 references

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 30, 2011.

For questions about the search or to submit external references, please call the search committee chair at: 617-373-3928.


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