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[JOB] Professor in Gaming Communication, american university

The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., welcomes applications for a tenure-line faculty position in gaming communication at the rank of associate or full professor. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader in gaming and public engagement – the application of game theory, game design, and game engagement mechanics to non-game contexts and challenges. Candidates should have superlative skills in multimedia game design and development, a track record of securing grants or venture capital for video game production, and some academic experience. The candidate should also demonstrate some combination of additional qualifications such as a high-impact research agenda, gaming industry experience, successful history of entrepreneurship, experience in advocacy gaming, success developing innovative academic programs, and an outstanding teaching record.

This faculty position is part of a long-term gaming initiative at American University including the establishment of a state-of-the-art research and production center focused on interactive gaming strategies for more effective means of public engagement. Additional responsibilities will include teaching and research supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentoring students, and participating in School of Communication and University governance. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or other final degree in the field as appropriate.

The position, which will begin in August of 2013, offers an opportunity to work with the School of Communication’s world class faculty and affords the unique professional, research, social, and cultural opportunities of a top-ranked school and university located in Washington, D.C.

Consideration of applications will commence on October 15, 2012. Candidate interviews will begin in November of 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter including a statement of research/design and teaching interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references via email to Any optional multimedia materials requiring mailing may be addressed to:

Dr. Laura DeNardis
Chair, Search Committee
School of Communication
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

For more about the School of Communication, please visit American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are particularly invited to apply.