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December 13, 2017

The Art & Design: Games + Playable Media program is hiring once again! 

The Art & Design: Games & Playable Media Program ( (AGPM) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites candidates working in Games and Playable Media to apply for a tenure ­track faculty position recruited at the level of assistant professor.

The BA program in AGPM is a highly interdisciplinary program. Students from the AGPM BA form a shared cohort throughout their undergraduate years with students in UCSC’s Computer Science: Computer Game Design Bachelor of Science program, and collaborate on the creation of digital and non­digital games during that time. Faculty in this position will be teaching students from computer science and art backgrounds who have an interest in games. The interest in contributing significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

We seek an accomplished games practitioner with evidence of a developed research trajectory and demonstrated recognition of their work. We have a preference for candidates with a multidisciplinary orientation, who are experienced with game design as both a technological and artistic practice, and can work with undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. In addition, the ideal candidate sees games as an expressive practice, demonstrating a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of games studies and experimental game design, critical histories of games, and visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include experimental animation, visual design, interactive audio design, interface design, interactive narrative and intermedia art.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

You can see the official Job Announcement and application details at this link:

We are so excited to be growing the program, and to invite qualified colleagues to apply for this position. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions about this opportunity to Robin Hunicke, Director of the AGPM program.