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Concordia University: Position in Digital Media, Learning and Games

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Concordia University is making a tenure-track appointment in digital media, learning, and games:

Strategic Hire in Digital Media, Learning and Games

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track strategic hire position in the area of Digital Media, Learning and Games. Depending on the selected candidate’s profile, the appointment will be made either in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or in the Faculty of Fine Arts. The goal of the strategic hire program is to augment existing research capacity at Concordia through the development of high profile interdisciplinary research clusters. The successful candidate will receive an attractive research support and teaching package.

Working with members of Concordia’s Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre (TAG), the strategic hire in Digital Media, Learning and Games will build on Concordia’s leadership in the growing field of game studies and design to enhance our understanding of the cultural and learning potential of digital games, develop new research partnerships and applications, and innovate programs and curriculum. The TAG Centre is an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research platform dedicated to advanced research and graduate training in digital culture, new media art and design, and game studies. TAG operates under the umbrella of the Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies which is the largest and most productive new media lab in Canada.

Applicants for this position may come from any disciplinary background but must have a PhD or appropriate terminal degree for the relevant discipline and a superior record of research, research creation and/or design innovation in interdisciplinary, critical cultural and/or qualitative approaches in the field of digital media, learning and games. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated abilities to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings, attract excellent graduate students and secure external funding.  She or he will also be expected to take a leadership role within TAG. The appointment will be made in one of the following departments at Concordia, as appropriate: Communication StudiesDesign and Computation Arts,EducationEnglish, or Sociology and Anthropology.

Applications should be submitted electronically and consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications and/or a design portfolio, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, a three-year research plan and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Mia Consalvo
Chair, Digital Media, Learning and Games Search Committee
Concordia University
c/o Donna Stewart
Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, L-AD 326-1
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, for August 1, 2014. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach the Chair of the hiring committee no later than January 6, 2014. All inquiries about the position should be directed to donna.stewart@concordia.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

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