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[ecrea] Position: Assistant Professor, Game Studies and Interactive Media - Texas Tech University
Wed Apr 04 05:29:58 GMT 2018
Please click/paste the below link to learn more about our new Assistant
Professor opening in Game Studies and Interactive Media.
Please note that the successful applicant will be a key player in our
effort to build out our capacity for training the next generation of
creative and scholarly leaders in the interactive media industries.
Assistant Professor, Game Studies & Interactive Media
Requisition Number 13587BR
The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a
visionary scholar and teacher to lead our efforts in developing emerging
curriculum, industry connections, and world-leading research in game
studies and interactive media.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of
appointment, which may be either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. The
successful candidate will have a proven track record of research
publication, professional accomplishment, and/or substantial teaching
experience. Candidates should demonstrate ability to secure external
funding for their research and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment
to serving diverse student populations. Successful candidates must be
eligible to work and take a tenure track position in the United States
at the time of appointment. Faculty interested in joining
multidisciplinary teams seeking external funding are especially welcome.
Demonstration of an integrated approach to research, professional
activity, and teaching in game design, writing for interactive media,
gaming cultures, game production industries and ecosystems, interpretive
approaches to gaming texts, and/or psychological, social, or cultural
impacts of interactive play environments; experience mentoring graduate
students; and a strong portfolio of professional interactive media
production work. Since this position will take the lead in developing
and overseeing a Game Design and Production certificate program
available to students across departments at Texas Tech University, we
especially value experience working effectively with colleagues across
departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Experience working with
diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly
Teaching, Research and Service
Successful candidates must be able to teach in a variety of
undergraduate and graduate courses in gaming and interactive media
related to their research expertise. Our intent is to bring outstanding
and collegial faculty who value our focus on excellence in teaching,
research, service, and outreach and engagement. Service duties include
program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities.
Service to the department, college, and university is expected. The
standard teaching load is four courses per academic year with the
opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions
for additional compensation. The appointment will comprise 40% teaching,
40% research, and 20% service.
College of Media & Communication
The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at
Texas Tech University offers bachelor's degrees in Advertising,
Communication Studies, Electronic Media, Journalism, Media Strategies,
and Public Relations. It offers master's degrees in Mass Communication,
Communication Studies, and Strategic Communication (online), and a Ph.D.
in Media and Communication. The college serves approximately 1,800
undergraduate majors, 235 MA students in three programs, and 35 Ph.D.
students. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their
careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as
applied research positions with media companies such as the Disney
MediaScience Research Lab.
CoMC ranks among the nation's top colleges in media and communication.
It is home to the Center for Communication Research (CCR)
(https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), one of the world's
premier, state-of-the art research facilities in media and communication
research. It features labs useful for audience testing, content
analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, focus group, and psychophysiology.
These research facilities provide a great environment for further
advancing an exciting and productive research agenda. The college is
also home to the Outpost Social Media Lab, a major center for the study
of new and emerging media
(https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost), and the Thomas Jay
Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, a center
of teaching, research, and community outreach in Hispanic and
(https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/hihic). Additionally, the
college has launched the Communication Training Center
(http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc/), a facility focused on training
university faculty and graduate students how to enhance oral and visual
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University is a public research university with an enrollment
of over 35,000. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than
100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech is the largest
comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of
Texas and is the state's only campus with an adjoining research
university, law school, and medical school. Texas Tech students come
from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100
different countries. Significant to the Harris Institute's mission, the
university recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold
necessary for designation as a Hispanic Service Institution (HSI) and
Texas Tech's current Quality Enhancement Plan is "Bear Our Banners Far
and Wide: Communication in a Global Society."
(www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications). Texas Tech University is
recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University and is a member of
the Big 12 Athletic Conference. The university is located in Lubbock,
Texas, a vibrant city of over 250,000.
Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2018. Applicants should
apply on line at www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the Requisition
Number 13587BR. They will be asked to provide a letter of application
describing their research interests, teaching experience, and
professional experiences, a current curriculum vita, graduate
transcripts, and a list of three references with names, addresses, email
addresses and phone numbers. The successful candidate must be eligible
to work in the United States. The search committee co-chairs are Dr.
Robert Peaslee, Chair, Department of Journalism & Creative Media
Industries and Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Department of Public Relations.
Questions may be addressed to them at (robert.peaslee /at/ ttu.edu);
(eric.rasmussen /at/ ttu.edu) or by calling Dr. Peaslee at (806) 834-2562, or
Dr. Rasmussen at (806) 834-6870.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas
Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally
diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural
environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can
contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech
University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women,
veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.
Please visit the college's website for more information:
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