::fibreculture:: Game Studies - Professor (Wilfrid Laurier University) due May 15

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Thu Apr 24 13:15:36 CEST 2014

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Game Studies - Professor (Game Design and Development)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Location: Ontario

Professor of Game Studies

Game design is a rapidly growing field that demands practitioners with
a high degree of sophistication in understanding critical game studies
along with the technical capabilities to create a finished game
product or experience. A proposed program in Game Design and
Development at the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University
seeks a senior colleague to shape and guide the formative years of
this program. Applications are being accepted for this position,
beginning July 1, 2015, at the Associate or Full Professor level,
subject to budgetary and program approval. The successful candidate
must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and will have academic and
practical expertise in the area of games. The academic home for this
position is in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences.

The proposed program, a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts, intends to
have incoming students by the fall of 2015. It will prepare students
to work within educational institutions or with corporations and
non-profit organizations with the goal of initiating positive change;
students will be able to create games and interactive experiences that
make a difference. We seek someone whose area of research involves
both the mechanics and the motivations of game playing. Examples of
"games" might include LARP's, MMO's, analog board games, or any
variety of digital 2-D or 3-D games. The ideal candidate will have
demonstrated experience in creating games with a publication record
that speaks to both theoretical and applied aspects of game studies
and the teaching load will include a number of courses within the
Games program including focused, senior-level special topics courses.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated familiarity with building
an academic program with post-secondary partners and be willing and
able to seek out sources of external funding in order to create a
research lab that will bring together Laurier faculty and students
with community partners in an effort to prototype and/or create
gamified solutions to social, cultural, or commercial needs

Interested candidates are invited to forward a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, samples of published work and a teaching dossier
that includes summaries of course evaluations and course outlines.
Candidates should also provide contact information (address, telephone
and e-mail addresses) for three references. Materials are to be sent

Dr. Kathryn Carter
c/o Megan Chipman
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus
73 George Street
Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3T 2Y3
Email: LBGDDhires at wlu.ca

The deadline for receipt of materials is May 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm.
Electronic applications are encouraged.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and
values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and
men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons
with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible
minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In
accordance with the requirements of Human Resources Skills Development
Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful
applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered
for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to
the Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Dr. Bruce Arai.
Further information on the equity policy can be found at:

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or
special circumstances that may have affected their record of research
and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and
guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible
format, please contact Nancy Lambert, Administrative Manager, at
nlambert at wlu.ca.
Jeremy Hunsinger
Communication Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech

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