Applications Invited for Tenure-Track Position in Digital Learning and Games

We are recruiting for another Armstrong Professor. As the Armstrong Professor of Creative Arts, I’m particularly excited: The Armstrong Institute...

We are recruiting for another Armstrong Professor. As the Armstrong Professor of Creative Arts, I’m particularly excited:

The Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies Professorship in Digital Learning is a critical linchpin in the School of Education, Health and Society’s efforts to build interdisciplinary synergy among various technology initiatives. Desirable candidates will be influential, inspirational, and collaborative, inviting faculty and students to think and act differently as educators and researchers, and have knowledge of and experience with multicultural populations. A successful candidate will be one who can work independently within EHS, AIMS, and as an ambassador to other constituencies.

Required qualifications include: earned doctorate in a field of study represented in the departments of the School of Education, Health & Society; ABD applications accepted with completion by the date of appointment; established interest in interactive digital learning in educational contexts with expertise in one or more of the following areas: e-instruction (mobile, web, distance), social media pedagogy and theory, online content creation/critique, mixed-reality simulation environments, or gaming (games for change, game-based learning); be knowledgeable about and responsive to the different ways technology has changed society; keen interpersonal and communication skills; a documented record of collaborative experiences.

To apply, send a cover letter describing interest in the position, a CV, and a list of 3-5 references to: Dr. Bruce Perry, Chair AIMS Professorship Search Committee, 207 McGuffey Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Electronic submission of application preferred. Email contact: perrybe@muohio.edu. Application screening begins October 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Chartered in 1809, Miami University (www.muohio.edu) offers nationally recognized degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate, in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and fine arts to more than 20,000 students each year at our main campus in Oxford, at our regional facilities in nearby Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, and at our Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Regularly cited as one of the top public universities in the nation, Miami is consistently praised for practices leading to student success: personal attention from faculty, participation in significant research, opportunities for leadership, and support for study abroad. Residing in the greater metropolitan areas of both Cincinnati and Dayton, Miami plays a leading role in the growth of the region. The School of Education, Health & Society (www.muohio.edu/ehs), one of the University’s six academic divisions, includes five departments: Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education. Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (www.aims.muohio.edu) is an innovative degree-granting program driven by emerging interactive technologies and a cohort of collaborative faculty who build “horizontal” curriculum and research across campus.

The PDF announcement can be downloaded here: http://www.lgrace.com/armstrongprofessorship.pdf
Miami University Armstrong Institute for Intereactive Media Studies

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Lindsay Grace is a teacher, software developer and designer. He has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer. Lindsay has a joint position between Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the School of Fine Arts. His research areas include human-computer interaction, creative and critical gameplay, and web design. He writes regularly about interactive media design and education.