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Assistant Professor in Game Design/Game Studies

Georgia Tech
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Media with an emphasis on Game Design and Game Studies, effective August 2022. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose work engages with issues of social justice broadly conceived. 

 We seek an interdisciplinary practitioner and theorist who is pursuing research focused on digital games and who can teach Game Design and Game Studies at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels.   As a humanistic program within a technological university, we are looking for candidates with an active practice of creating games within a theoretically-informed research program.  In addition to Game Studies, relevant research fields include but are not limited to Media Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Black Media Studies, Feminist Studies, Queer and Trans Studies, STEM/STEAM Education, Experimental Media, Social and Environmental Justice.  The successful candidate will have access to laboratory/studio space and other resources within our shared research space and will join with other colleagues in defining the next phase of our multi-tier educational program, which includes students preparing for careers in the game industry as well as those pursuing cultural approaches to games as a media form.  

The teaching load is two courses per semester, including courses in game design as a cultural practice, interaction design, experimental media, and project studios. 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate discipline

Preferred Qualifications

The School of LMC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we seek candidates whose demonstrated commitment to diversity and excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and community service will make them vital contributors to our shared programmatic vision. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.  Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Application letter how your teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare you to advance our school’s commitment to inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of 3 References

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Dr. Janet Murray

Distinguished Professor

Faculty Director of the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Special Applicant Instructions

Presidential Executive Order 14042 requires most federal contractors, including federal contractors within the University System of Georgia, to comply with Covid-19 guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”). Details of the order can be found here ( Georgia Tech must ensure that all employees covered under the Executive Order (“covered employees”), including those working remotely in the United States, are fully vaccinated by January19, 2022 or by their first day of work in a covered role.

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