Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tenure-track Faculty Position in Interactive Media and Game Development and Computer Science (starting August 2012)

Do you want to teach smart, talented, eager university students how to design and develop computer games? Are you interested in both computer science research and character animation? Do you want to work in an environment that fosters interdisciplinary education? If so, you should consider joining the faculty at WPI!

The Interactive Media and Game Development program and the Computer Science department at WPI are jointly seeking a unique individual whose talents and interests span both the artistic and technical aspects of computer animation.

The Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) program provides an outstanding education in the principles and techniques of interactive applications and computer-based game development. The program grants Bachelor and Master of Science degrees with approximately 200 students nurtured by more than a dozen dedicated faculty. IMGD undergraduates build a solid foundation in game design and then specialize in either the technical (programming) or artistic (art, music, story) aspects of game development. IMGD graduate students focus on technical game development, game development management or serious games. Please visit imgd.wpi.edu for more information.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in research and teaching in computer science. Our new hire will be expected to teach an advanced undergraduate course in character animation as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in related areas of computer science. Applicants must therefore be familiar with current animation tools and game production pipelines. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for computer games.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in research and teaching in computer science. Our new hire will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in character animation as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in IMGD-related areas of computer science. Applicants must therefore be familiar with current animation tools and game production pipelines. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for computer games.

WPI is an outstanding national university with an enrollment of about 3900 undergraduate students and about 1000 graduate students. WPI’s acclaimed and long-standing project-based undergraduate curriculum is singled out by professional societies as a model program, and an ideal forum for students to develop computer games and other interactive media applications. WPI is in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, the second largest city in Massachusetts and the third largest in New England. The greater Boston area is a thriving region for game development, with over 75 game companies. In addition, the large number of technology companies, colleges, and universities in the immediate area make it ideal for dual-career families.
Application

To apply, please submit (Online applications accepted soon):

– Vitae
– Digital material supporting your application (for example, a portfolio)
– Research statement
– Teaching statement
– Names and contact information of at least three references

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2011.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to: [email protected]

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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