[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Assistant Prof position available SIAT

Chris Shaw shaw at sfu.ca
Fri Sep 7 04:46:35 CEST 2012




Chris Shaw   Associate Professor

shaw at sfu.ca  School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser U 



School of Interactive Arts and Technology - seeking Assistant Professor
-Tenure Track - Game Design & Development 



Position Type: Permanent, Faculty

Closing Date: December 1, 2012

Applicants for this tenure track position should have a teaching and
research focus on game design and development. They should have a strong
potential for research and scholarship with games coupled with excellent
applied skills and expertise in one or more of the areas of:

.          computational aspects of games

.          game development and delivery platforms

.         game prototyping and development, or

.         the dynamics of game design and player experience

SIAT is a vibrant, multidisciplinary program that integrates the arts,
design, science and technology. SIAT's teaching and research draw upon
fields ranging from media arts, electronic games, design and information
technology. SIAT offers degrees at a bachelor, master and doctoral level.
The School currently enrolls about 800 undergraduates and approximately 120
graduate students, some 60 of whom are at the doctoral level.

SIAT is located in purpose-built, state-of-the-art classrooms and
laboratories at SFU's Surrey campus. Simon Fraser University at Surrey is
the University's newest campus located in the greater Vancouver region of
British Columbia. The area is home to Canada's cultural and entertainment
industry and much of its digital media production. The region's rich
cultural, natural and intellectual resources make it one of the world's most
desirable places to live and work.

SIAT works as a unit of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
(FCAT), which additionally includes the School of Communication, The School
of Contemporary Arts, The Master of Publishing Program and the Master's in
Digital Media Program (MDM).


Applicants should have a terminal degree in their discipline (normally a
Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, games studies, media studies,
interactive arts, cognitive sciences or a related discipline), having

.         computer games

.         artificial intelligence

.         machine learning

.         digital film and video

.         computer graphics and animation

.         sound design

.         virtual environments

.         new media arts

.         design or related areas

Candidates should have teaching experience at the undergraduate level and
have high potential for instructional innovation. Tenure track faculty are
expected to develop research programmes attractive to external funding and
to be responsive to collaboration with other faculty and graduate students.
Faculty members must have a high degree of technological literacy regardless
of their disciplinary background.

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from all qualified men and women, including visible minorities,
aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and sexual minorities (LBGT).

The successful candidate will begin work on 1 September 2013. Applications
will be received until 1 December 2012. All appointments are subject to the
availability of funding.

For additional information, please visit the SIAT website to better
understand the School and your possible contributions within it. 

To apply, send a recent curriculum vitae, a description of your teaching
philosophy and experience, three exemplar research articles and the complete
names, addresses (including email), institutional affiliation and telephone
numbers of three academic referees to:


School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Simon Fraser University
250-13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC CANADA V3T 0A3


see posting:  http://www.siat.sfu.ca/careers/faculty/820/




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