[Humanist] 24.639 job at McMaster

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 639.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 09:13:48 -0500
        From: Stéfan Sinclair <sgsinclair at gmail.com>
        Subject: tenure-track position at McMaster in interactive digital media

Dear colleagues,

Please help circulate this job ad to potential candidates:


Academic Posting in the Faculty of Humanities

Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia

Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor Level

The Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Multimedia Program at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2011.  Applicants should have demonstrated strengths in the area of Interactive Digital Media, including aspects of creation, production and critical theory.  Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital games, design and visualization, physical computing, new media installation, spatial practice and locative media, net art and interface design.  Preference will be given to applicants able to contribute to teaching production courses in one or more of these additional areas of the Multimedia Program: graphic design, web design, video, digital image-making, animation, and programming, as well as more theoretically-based courses in new media art and digital culture at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The current minimum salary at the rank of Assistant Professor is $60,997 per annum.   McMaster University is a research-intensive university and the department of Communication Studies and Multimedia engages in professional and academic teaching, scholarly research and new media arts production.  McMaster University is committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary research and teaching community around interactive digital media. Current projects and facilities include the McMaster Centre for Digital Scholarship,the Gaming  Scalability Lab (G-ScalE),the Cybernetic Orchestra, the Communication Metrics Laboratory, the Lyons New Media Centre and the Eight Institute (which includes: The Hamilton Institute for Interactive Digital Media, a collaborative research initiative involving McMaster University, Silicon Knights, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, IBM, and Mohawk College). The Eight Institute supports innovations in interactive digital media across numerous disciplines, including cognitive science, visual and media arts, linguistics, and engineering. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the Eight Institute.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field. However, candidates with an MFA or an MDes will be considered if their reputation and body of artistic work has garnered national and international recognition. Additionally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, with a clearly defined research program and a promising record of publication. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate level in multimedia, in the MA Program in Communication and New Media; and will participate in the development of a PhD Program.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, three letters of reference, curriculum vitae, representative publications, teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, teaching evaluations, portfolio of relevant work, and an additional writing sample (e.g., artist statement). All documentation submitted in support of your application becomes the property of the University and is not returnable.  Please submit applications to:

Dr. Graham Knight
Chair, Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia
McMaster University 
1280 Main St. West, TSH 330
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4M2 

Applications received by February 15, 2011 will be assured of full consideration. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date.


Dr. Stéfan Sinclair, Multimedia, McMaster University
Phone: 905.525.9140 x23930; Fax: (905) 570-1167
   TSH-328, Communication Studies & Multimedia
   1280 Main St. W., McMaster University
   Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M2

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