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The University of Utah’s College of Humanities and the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning Fall 2021. We are seeking an exceptional scholar in the broad area of humanist perspectives on games that include but are not limited to games and narrative, procedural, digital, and visual rhetoric and game studies. The successful candidate will hold shared appointment between the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and an appropriate department in the College of Humanities. The faculty member’s tenure will lie within the College of Humanities, and their scholarship, teaching and service commitments will be shared equally between the two appointment-sharing units.

Candidates should have the ability to serve as a leading contributor to the advancement of games as a discipline both on campus and in the larger academic community. Applicants should have a commitment to a community where games scholarship embraces a diverse range of scholarly artifacts. They should be passionate about bringing their research to bear in their teaching and be dedicated to translating scholarship into instructional practice designed to better our students’ abilities to culturally contextualize, find meaning in and create games. A doctoral or other terminal degree in a discipline related to humanist perspectives on games is required.

The University of Utah’s College of Humanities includes the departments of English, Communication, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Writing and Rhetoric Studies and World Languages and Cultures The University of Utah’s EAE Program is a world leader in games education and scholarship, with top-ranked programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Founded in 2007, EAE is a teaching program centered on the discipline of games, with its programs consistently ranked in the top five worldwide by Princeton Review since 2013. The EAE faculty is a collegial community of games scholars composed of artists, computer scientists, designers, games studies scholars, and social scientists who all work collaboratively in teaching, scholarship and service. This diversity of background in our faculty is one of the core elements of our students’ experiences. EAE and the departments in the College of Humanities are committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strive to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and make every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities. Additionally, a vibrant local game development community offers opportunities for interesting collaborations. Further information about EAE can be found at https://games.utah.edu/about-eae/. Additional information about the College of Humanities is available at https://humanities.utah.edu.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information for at least three references to be considered. Applications must be submitted on-line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Both EAE and the College of Humanities are deeply committed to building a more diverse and representative faculty, and strongly encourage applications from groups underrepresented in games scholarship and in higher education.

View the complete position details here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/110417