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Game Studies Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 28th, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Department of Media and Cultural Studies (MCS) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Game Studies. This appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

To ensure full consideration, application must be received by November 8, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Description:

We seek candidates with research expertise in Game Studies. Possible areas of interest include: gender and sexuality, queer and feminist approaches, critical race studies of games, serious games, indie games, political economy of games/media archeology, haptics and interface, gamification, game culture and identity, virtual epistemologies and ontologies, narratology, ludology and other approaches related to media and games. Additional expertise in film studies, cultural studies or production is a plus.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in games/media/digital studies or similar relevant field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The MCS Department Mission: to focus on how political economy and dominant ideologies condition the production and distribution, circulation and contestation, reception and appropriation of media and cultural texts. We are committed to the analysis of how ideology, power and identity intersect and articulate through media and culture. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community in the University California system, a leading public research system.

Completed applications must include: cover letter, current CV, research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, a sample of teaching evaluations, statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-4 letters of reference. Applications received by November 8, 2018 will receive full consideration. Apply at:

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Publication sample

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching evaluations - Current at the university or college level.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

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