Job: Tenure Track Position in Interactive Media and Game Development at WPI

Tenure Track Position in Interactive Media and Game Development

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA

For full consideration, applications due by December 15, 2016

The WPI Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) Program and the Computer Science Department jointly seek to hire a tenure-track faculty member to start July 1, 2017. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline at the time of appointment.

Established in 2005, WPI’s top-ranked IMGD program is a collaborative venture between the Computer Science, Humanities & Arts, and Social Science & Policy Studies departments, with close affiliations to the Learning Sciences and the Robotics Engineering Programs. IMGD has a robust undergraduate B.S. program that balances artistic and technical skills, with a growing graduate M.S. program in interactive media and game design. We welcome faculty candidates with expertise in any of a variety of relevant areas, such as (but not limited to): novel interface design, technical game development, mobile and networked games, virtual and augmented reality, procedural content generation, and technical animation. Successful candidates will have a clear plan to establish a research program within IMGD, seek external research funding, and participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in IMGD and the Computer Science department.

The 14 core and 9 affiliated IMGD faculty members bring diverse skills and experiences to the teaching and scholarship of all things interactive. The IMGD Program enjoys strong support from the university and has state-of-the-art space and equipment for designing, creating, and evaluating next-generation interactive experiences. Further, Massachusetts offers an excellent home for game developers with an active independent game developer scene, hosting PAX East, Boston FIG, and a number of other game-related organizations and events. We expect successful candidates to contribute to the collaborative and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy. For more information about the IMGD Program, please visit http://imgd.wpi.edu.

To apply, please submit a C.V., brief statements of research and of teaching, and three letters of recommendation via our online application system: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/3864. Applications received by December 15, 2016 will be given full consideration.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Contact:

I am happy to answer any questions about this position, and I promise that we are all very nice 🙂

Jennifer deWinter
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Director, Interactive Media and Game Development
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
jdewinter@wpi.edu

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