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[Nettime-nl] Interactive Media Studies Tenure-Track Positions

Apologies for cross-posting. Ingrid.

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
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. Send (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. Fax (65) 6779-4911.  
To find out more about living and working in Singapore, see
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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