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The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Video Game Narrative, beginning July 1, 2023. The appointee will join a growing interdisciplinary group of researchers engaged in collaborative work on video game narrative and Digital Humanities. Expertise in video game narrative and game studies, evidence of excellence in research, a clear commitment to undergraduate education, and the promise of outstanding teaching at the graduate level are required. Applicants should have a strong scholarly profile in criticism and/or theory as applied to video game narratives. In line with the University of Utah's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are particularly interested in scholars with a strong secondary or complementary interest in theories of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and/or disability studies.

Please submit an application letter; c.v.; writing sample; statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 3 letters of recommendation by 1 November 2022. 

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and its policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. To inquire further about the University’s nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies or to request a reasonable accommodation for a disability in the application process, please contact the following individual who has been designated as the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 South Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801) 581-8365, email: oeo@utah.edu.


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