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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Visual Media and Gaming

By Ceci

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Visual Media and Gaming The Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) (http://ame.asu.edu) at Arizona State University is announcing an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor in Visual Media and Gaming. The goal of AME is transdisciplinary research and education in the integrated development of experiential media systems. The program has established its own graduate interdisciplinary curriculum which includes AME concentrations in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts, Design, Psychology, Bioengineering, Education, and a soon to be launched PhD in Media Arts and Sciences. Ten AME faculty and 30 affiliated faculty from the participating departments work collaboratively with graduate students supported by research assistantships for the creation of innovative media systems and applications. AME has state of the art media facilities. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the design and development of the visual aspects of multimodal interactive systems and gaming technologies at AME and will also lead student training in this area. The individual hired will spearhead research in cutting-edge areas: interactive graphics and animation, interactive visual narrative, visual displays for everyday systems, gaming systems. The appointee¹s efforts will merge with efforts of other AME faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in interactive media. Teaching assignments are reasonable and will relate to the appointee¹s interests, research and creation. Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Media or Visual Art or closely related field OR master¹s degree in Media or Visual Art and a minimum of four years industry experience in media and/or gaming AND a creative and/or scholarly record with emphasis on visuals for digital media appropriate to rank. Desired Qualifications: Interdisciplinary experience in research and creation spanning Media, Arts and Engineering; industry experience, development of commercial or widely used public domain visual media or gaming products, funded research in visual media and gaming. Application Deadline: January 15, 2007; if not filled, every FOUR weeks thereafter until search is closed. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2007. Application Procedure: Send a letter of interest; CV; representative media products, demos of work or publications; and, names, addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references to: Chair, Visual Media and Gaming Search Committee, AME, Box 878709, Tempe, Arizona 85287-8709. Background check required for employment. For more information write to: vmg-search@asu.edu. Arizona State University is an AA/EO employer

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