Assistant/Associate Professor of Game Studies (Continuing Track)

The Game Studies and eSports (GAME) program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Continuing Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Game Studies (Open Language). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field related to Game Studies and eSports with experience teaching a world language or a Ph.D. in any language currently offered in the department with an ability to teach courses on Games, Culture and Society. The Continuing Track (CT) is UD’s full-time, continuing faculty line. CT faculty enjoy contracts that increase in length over time and receive full and generous benefits, including family-friendly benefits, as part of their compensation package with the possibility of promotion, and a salary equivalent to a tenure-stream position. The contract is renewable with a start date of August 16, 2024.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field related to Game Studies or a Ph.D. in one of the languages currently offered in the department (in hand by September 1, 2024), native or near-native fluency in both English and the second language, a proven record of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated interest in mentoring undergraduate students in the GAME program. Applicants should be well versed in language teaching as well as current theory and practice involving social and cultural aspects of gaming and/or eSports in a global context. Candidates who are applying at the Associate Professor level should possess administrative leadership experience, programmatic and curricular vision, as well as professional service background that meets the university standards for an appointment at that level. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision for helping to continue the successful GAME program at the University of Delaware. We seek creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative environment and are high-quality teachers and mentors dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

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