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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Digital Media (Game Art & Production)

Drexel University seeks applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position available in its Drexel Game Design Program, a collaborative effort between the Digital Media Program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Computer Science Department in the College of Computing and Informatics. The start date for the anticipated position is September 1, 2014.

The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a related field with a demonstrated body of accomplishments in game design, game art, game production, and/or game research. Industry experience in game development and production is a plus. We are seeking candidates with backgrounds in either Digital Media or Computer Science, who have in-depth knowledge and skills in game related areas including, but not limited to, game design, game art and animation, game studies, mobile games and/or game production. It is expected that the successful candidate will pursue research, scholarship, or creative work, either funded through government agencies or through industry, and will have the ability to collaborate across Drexel schools and colleges. Further responsibilities include teaching and advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service at the college and university levels.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted though DrexelJobs.com – Requisition Number 5681. Completed on-line application materials must include a letter of application including an email address; a curriculum vitae; a one-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page teaching philosophy document; and a one-page document describing creative work and/or research strategy.

Drexel University is a comprehensive research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Located in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most vibrant cultural centers, Drexel's unique co-operative education and commitment to experiential learning has earned it a number 3 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, as a "School to Watch for in 2012."

The Digital Media Program has been ranked in the top 3 programs to study video game design by Gamepro Media and the Princeton Review. It is housed in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, one of the Universities’ 12 schools and colleges. The Westphal College offers sixteen undergraduate and six graduate programs, a number of which are nationally ranked, to over 2,100 students. Programs are taught in small studio settings, featuring hands-on learning and an award-winning faculty of industry practitioners who emphasize the use of the latest technologies. For more information about the College or the Digital Media Program please visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal and http://digm.drexel.edu.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Digital Media Program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.