Games, Gaming and Gamification, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD)
York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), formerly known as the Faculty of Fine Arts, is seeking an outstanding junior researcher in the area of Games, Gaming and Gamification. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure track position in AMPD at the Assistant Professor level. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Art History, Media Studies, and Performance Studies. <ampd.yorku.ca>
This position seeks a strong junior researcher whose creative practice and theoretical interests span games, gaming, and organized play as cultural phenomena, as a platform for art-making, and who explores gaming as it manifests in a wide range of contemporary practices. Possible areas of interest include the following: art games, serious games, experimental game mechanics, alternate reality games, game related art or installation, interactive narrative, critical game studies, world making, visualization, alt-games, notgames and gamification. The candidate will be a practicing artist and creative coder, with strong theoretical framework, who has expertise with a variety of tools found in professional game development and whose technology-based art practice incorporates interdisciplinary approaches to art and science. The candidate will have capacity to teach practicum courses in Digital Media and Design.