[game_edu] where to post *CS* game academic job
justine at sfu.ca
Mon Dec 8 14:22:43 EST 2008
I suggest that the SIGGRAPH interest group of ACM is an excellent place to
look. This group has a specific list for jobs in the games industry, as
well as academia (siggraph_careers at siggraph.org). You would probably reach
folks who may have both industry and academic experience, as well as more
traditional academics with the skills you want who are interested in the
University/Industry Liaison Office
Simon Fraser University
T: 778-782-7508 (Surrey)
T: 778-782-8592 (Burnaby)
E: justine at sfu.ca
"game_edu-request at igda.org" <game_edu-request at igda.org> wrote:
> Subject: [game_edu] Where to post *CS* (technical) game design
> academic job positions?
> To: game_edu at igda.org
> Message-ID: <492C1CB6.8020909 at cs.gmu.edu>
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> In March I asked where to advertise for assistant professor positions
> for artists in game design. This got a number of helpful responses
> (thanks!) but spawned a monster thread (see http://tinyurl.com/5h7g5h ).
> So... risking another monster thread, I'm back with the following:
> GMU will soon be advertising for a position in the *Computer Science*
> department doing computer game design and development. This is a
> tenure-track PhD *CS* position rather than an artist-oriented position
> (of course, we're very interested in those who do both!).
> Ordinarily in CS we'd post to CACM, IEEE Spectrum, cra.org, etc., the
> usual haunts of those looking for CS academic jobs. But I've observed
> that it can be challenging to find PhDs in CS fields related to computer
> game design/development who also know enough about the tools and mores
> of the industry to be really good at teaching the topic.
> So: where else should we post? Where does that rare PhD who Knows the
> Game Industry lurk?
> - Gamasutra/Game Developer Magazine? Or is that really too dominated by
> people looking for industrial jobs?
> - This honorable list?
> - Some secret location in the GDC?
> - etc.
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