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May 01, 2006

Interactive Media Studies Tenure-Track Positions, National University of Singapore

The Singapore government recently announced a $2 billion fund injection to boost the interactive/digital media industry. In addition, Singapore’s growing interactive media industry is attracting considerable industry investment. Recent milestones include the establishment of the Lucasfilm Animation Studio and a game development studio by Koei Games, Japan’s premiere video gaming company.

In view of government and industry interest to develop Singapore as an interactive media hub, the National University of Singapore seeks to expand its research and teaching expertise in the area. The Communications and New Media (CNM) Programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for five tenure-track positions at either Assistant or Associate Professor levels.

We are seeking media scholars (Ph.D. /M.F.A. preferred) who conduct research, do creative work and/or have industry experience in one or more of the following areas:

1. Interactive Media content design and development—including games/interactive entertainment/serious games/e-learning, virtual/immersive environments, visual interface design, information architecture, interaction design, mobile and web-based content, e-learning

2. HCI and evaluation research—including observational research, mobile and pervasive computing, usability, presence & VR, social computing (virtual collaboration, social software and social networks), parasocial relationships

3. User experience design/strategy and innovation—including understanding the impact, desirability and context of interactive media technology from the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, psychology, ethnography, ergonomics/human factors

4. Interactive advertising/business/marketing—including electronic customer relationship management, interactive campaigns, mobile advertising

5. Media arts—storytelling, cyberculture and cyberarts, new media arts (theory and practice)

The successful applicant will teach core CNM courses as well as courses in his/her area of specialization. Examples of courses offered by our programme include Aesthetics of New Media, Critical Introduction to Gaming, Visual Design and Game Design. New courses include User Experience Design, Interactive Storytelling, and Interactivity and Everyday Life. For more details please see http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm

Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of (1) completing their Ph.D. by May 2006 (ABDs may apply); (2) effective teaching; (3) research/creative productivity; and (4) experience or promise in obtaining external grant funding.

Review of applications will commence immediately and chosen applicants will be able to start in August 2006 or January 2007. The search will continue until all the positions are filled.

(1) letter of application (addressing teaching/ research/creative interests and teaching effectiveness),
(2) C.V. and
(3) three letters of reference
to Dr. Sun Sun Lim at cnmjob@nus.edu.sg, or fax (65) 6779-4911.


To find out more about living and working in Singapore, see http://www.contactsingapore.org.sg/

To find out more about the National University of Singapore, see http://www.nus.edu.sg In the recent Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings, NUS was ranked 22nd in the world and amongst the top three universities in Asia.

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