Assistant/Associate Professor

United States, North America
Feb 28, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Position Information

Posting Number: 8338

Internal Posting Date: 09-05-2013

Internal Closing Date: 03-30-2014

External Closing Date: 03-30-2014

Review of Applications begins on: 10-15-2013

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

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Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Primary Department: 10010830 TELECOM, INFO STUDIES & MEDIA

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

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Position Summary: The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University is seeking an innovative, dynamic individual to fill a full-time, tenure system position at the assistant or associate professor level in the field of games. Whether designed purely to entertain or to also achieve more "serious" purposes, games have the potential to impact players'' beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, emotions, cognitive abilities, physical and mental health, and behavior. The faculty member hired for this position is expected to engage in scholarship aimed at understanding and transforming games in meaningful and impactful ways.
Candidates will join an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary faculty and a program in game design and development that was rated #10 in the nation by Princeton Review in 2013

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A PhD degree is required.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: University-level teaching and game development experience preferred. Experience in the field may take the form of scholarly research and/or creative practice. Expertise or experience in related disciplines is also welcome.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Work/Writing Sample
Research Interests
Research Funding

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, (2) a current vita, (3) the names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as recommenders, who may be contacted by the search committee, and (4) an electronic portfolio if available (such as a web link to an online portfolio or PDF document). The search committee will begin considering applications October 15, 2013. The search closes when a suitable candidate is hired. Duties to begin on August 16, 2014. Please direct any questions to Dr. Wei Peng, Search Committee Chair, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media at Michigan State University, at
For more information about the department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, visit

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Wei Peng/Assistant Professor/

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If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation Non UnionPI73188624