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Forwarding on behalf of David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Judith
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This position could include ethnographers who study games and virtual
communities, especially if 
they have technical skills--David 

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences seeks to hire three
faculty for its Games and 
Simulation Arts and Science (GSAS) degree program. Rensselaer's GSAS was
formally announced 
as a B.S. degree with enrollment beginning in Fall 2007. It is among a
handful of such programs 
in the country. The Program is designed (1) to educate students for early 
career positions, and (2) 
to provide them with the technical, communication, and leadership skills
needed to help shape an 
industry emerging out of the "games" phenomenon.

Rank for these tenured, tenure-track positions is open. As such, the job
title will be Assistant 
Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending upon
qualifications and experiences of 
the selected candidates.

Duties include teaching in the area of GSAS, relevant research or other
visible work, and service to 
the department, Institute and profession. Whereas primary teaching
responsibilities are with the 
GSAS program, the department affiliation may include Art, Cognitive
Science, Communications, 
Economics, or Science & Technology Studies. However, as game design,
development, and 
research can provide junctures and cooperation between the arts and
cultural studies, social 
sciences, computer sciences, engineering, and information technology, we
are seeking faculty 
with broad visions who may not fit into the traditional departmental structure.

Qualifications: An appropriate terminal degree (MS, MFA, or PhD),
professional activity and 
visibility in the game industry and/or history of academic research and
teaching in areas related 
to Games and Simulations broadly defined.

Rank: Open with the expectation that one of the three will be Associate
or Full and that the other 
two will be junior positions.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Starting date: As soon as Spring 2010 as late as Fall 2010.

To apply send a resume, a cover letter describing your professional
interests and qualifications, 
portfolio or selected research publications (as appropriate), and five
letters of recommendation. 
Work samples may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites, books, articles,
or other appropriate 
media (for return please include a SASE). 

Named one of the "New Ivies," Rensselaer is an emerging elite university
with nationally 
recognized graduate and undergraduate academic programs. For the eighth
year in a row, 
Rensselaer has been counted among the top 50 universities in the nation,
according to U. S. News 
& World Report. With approximately 5000 undergraduate and 2500 graduate
students from across 
the country and around the globe, Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the
heart of the "Tech Valley" 
region of the Hudson River Valley with New York City, Boston, and
Montreal only a few hours 
away. The region hosts diverse communities and is known for its quality
of life. Outdoor 
recreation opportunities are plentiful in the Adirondack and Berkshire
Mountains that are only an 
hour or so away. The area boasts affordable Victorian architecture and is 
a cultural center for the 
arts. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until suitable candidates are 

Application Information
Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs
Postal Address:	Wayne Gray
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sage Laboratory
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

email: drostj@rpi.edu

David Hess
STS Dept., Sage Bldg. 5th Floor
110 8th St.  RPI Troy NY 12180-3590
518 276 8509 o/2659 f

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