Subject to budgetary approval, we have just begun the search for a new Assistant Professor to join us at Wilfrid Laurier Universtity in Brantford, Ontario. Here is the information about the position.
Position Title : Game Design and Development Assistant Professor
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Department : Game Design and Development
Campus : Brantford
Position Summary : The Game Design and Development Program at Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. To be considered, an applicant must possess a PhD or will nearly have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline with practical experience in digital game design and project management. The academic home for this position is in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences.
The ideal candidate is a scholar with demonstrated experience in designing imaginative and innovative digital games and experience or knowledge of project management in the games industry. It is preferred that the candidate has experience in designing and developing mobile games with real-world impact. This faculty member would be responsible for leading the digital game design and development streams and would work with students seeking to create digital games and prototypes. The candidate will be expected to teach/develop courses in Project Management, Interface Design, Ethics in Gaming, and the Capstone Project in Gaming.
The applicant should have an active research program, with evidence of research excellence, strong potential to attract external funding, and a commitment to mentorship of students though their research program. The successful candidate would be involved with the Brantford Games Network and the BGNlab, which connects Game Design faculty and students to the community (http://bgnlab.ca). In addition, there will be connections between the research and design interests of the candidate and other programs at the WLU Brantford campus. This candidate will exhibit a passion for the power of games to change the world and help push the Game Design and Development program and WLU toward being a leader in the field.
The Game Design and Development Program is a new and rapidly growing program on the downtown Brantford campus. The program offers a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts and prepares 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. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects between members of different programs and faculties on the WLU Brantford campus.
Applicants need to submit a complete application package consisting of:
- · a cover letter outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Game Design and Development program at Laurier;
- · a curriculum vitae;
- · a two-page statement of current and prospective research interests;
- · a two-page teaching dossier including teaching philosophy and teaching interests;
- · a portfolio containing up to three pieces of academic research and/or documentation about games designed by the candidate;
- · the names of three referees willing to provide a letter of reference.
Application packages may be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Program, Dr. Scott Nicholson, at LBGDDhires@wlu.ca. Applications are due by May 31, 2016.
Please Note :
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 Employment and Social Development Canada and Citizenship and the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.
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. Lauren Eisler (email@example.com). Further information on the equity policy can be found at: https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2465&p=10545
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519-756-8228 ext. 5778.