Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Postdoc position at Concordia, Montreal

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Concordia Research Initiative in Technoculture, Art and Games
Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies
Concordia University, Montreal

The Research Initiative in Technoculture, Art and Games at Concordia University in Montreal invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in game design/game studies. The position is for one year (June 2009-1010) with the possibility of renewal for one more year. The postdoctoral researcher will work as designer/design consultant and researcher on projects related to gestural interface design in digital gaming and/or non-realist documentary expression in games. At Concordia, these projects are led by Bart Simon, Lynn Hughes and Elena Razlogova, and are part of a broader initiative involving several researchers working in game studies, digital culture and new media arts and design.

Responsibilities would involve developing one or more game prototypes and demonstrations in connection with one or more TAG based projects. We seek candidates with backgrounds in fields such as game design, game studies, new media arts, digital humanities, communications, media studies and computer science who have some experience working in an interdisciplinary and teamwork based setting. The ideal candidate would be an experienced game designer working within the broader context of digital game studies. The position will be full time, with a yearly salary of $28-35,000 plus benefits, and the researcher will be expected to be in residence in the Montreal area.

Applications may be sent electronically and should include a CV, a cover letter including a personal statement, and a brief statement of research interests and experience related to game design/game studies. Two signed letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the writers via regular mail or fax. International applicants are most welcome but are subject to Canadian Immigration requirements regarding work visas. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 30, 2009.

For applications or queries regarding TAG or the postdoctoral position please contact:

Dr. Bart Simon, TAG Director

Email: simonb at alcor dot concordia dot edu
Fax: 1-514-848-4539
Phone: 1-514-848-2424 x2164
Mail: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8.

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