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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIGITAL MEDIA: Albright College seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in the Digital Media Department, with a focus on gaming and simulation design, beginning August 15, 2012. Qualified candidates should hold a terminal degree in appropriate and related fields, preference being given to individuals with a Ph.D. and with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. A solid portfolio reflecting a high degree of knowledge in game design and game development required. Ideal candidates should be familiar with developing games on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices, in conjunction with media theory and history. Job responsibilities include assisting in the development, support, and teaching of a curricular program in game design and simulation, supervising student projects, continued scholarly activity and service to the College. Commitment to the liberal arts a must. Applicants should send a letter of application, vita, summarized evidence of teaching effectiveness, portfolio of scholarly work, and three letters of reference (at least one about teaching) to Full consideration will be given to all completed applications received by December 1, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Albright College is a small liberal arts college in Reading, PA situated in the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia PA and New York City. Albright College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity among applicants for this position.

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO MEDIA STUDY - GRADUATE PROGRAMS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in the program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universit¨t Weimar offer students opportunities for research abroad. The PhD in Media Study seeks to nurture the next generation of artist-scholars and assist them as they map new art and research practices of the 21st century. Students develop under faculty supervision their research specialties and engage the university community to formulate deep individualized research trajectories in cutting edge media theory and practice. The MFA in media arts and the MFA/MArch in media arts and architecture allow students to create a sophisticated and individualized artistic practice in every form of media. Focus areas include film and video, documentary, game design, digital poetics, locative media, urban informatics and computational media. Application deadline: January 5, 2012. Later applications considered on a rolling basis For more information, visit:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VISUALIZATION DEPARTMENT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX: Assistant Professor in interactive visualization with emphasis on gaming for education, entertainment and/or simulation. Game production experience desirable. MFA or PhD preferred. Responsibilities: research/creative work (collaborative efforts crossing disciplines), advis-ing, service to department/university/field, teach game design/ development, interactive graphics, and other courses. Deadline: 12/19/11 or until filled. Send cover letter, CV, portfolio, three references: Visualization Faculty Search Committee, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3137. For more information: Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.

SPACES OF LIFE: THE ART OF SONYA RAPOPORT: Exhibition curated by Terri Cohn and Anuradha Vikram, 18 January‒11 March 2012, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, U.S.A. Opening reception on 18 January 2012, 6:00‒8:00 P.M. The art of Sonya Rapoport has long operated as a bridge between the public sphere of intellectual curiosity and scholarship, and the domestic one of spiritual inquiry and nurturing. Spaces of Life presents a group of Rapoport's interactive works, created between 1980‒2011, that function in the intersection between questioning and inviting. The installation is structured so as to infuse the spaces of the museum with the energy of the artist's Berkeley home and studio. The exhibition presents a mixture of documentation of original interactive installations, domestic objects that provide a launching pad for interactions, and new interpretations of interactive works that will be developed in conjunction with Mills students and departments. Visitors to the gallery will engage in ongoing, distributed performance actions that draw on imagery and ideas from a range of disciplines including biochemistry, anthropology, psychology, and feminist studies. Central to this installation of Rapoport's work at Mills is Objects on My Dresser (1979-1983), an 11-phase work intended as a kind of "conceptual visit" to the artist's home and studio. Objects on My Dresser will be contextualized by other works that consider domestic concerns through the lens of academic and scientific research. Visit Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613, U.S.A. Information: (510) 430-2164. Directions: (510)430-3250. Email: Hours: Tuesday‒Sunday 11:00 AM‒4:00 PM; Wednesdays 11:00 am‒7:30 pm; closed Mondays. Admission: Free for all exhibitions and programs.

DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2012 now through January 3, 2012. UC Santa Cruz, located on the stunningly beautiful Monterey Bay, is immediately south of Silicon Valley, allowing our faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities such as participation in ZER01, a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue biennial festival of visual and performing arts at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture. The two-year DANM MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. The diverse curriculum includes collaborative research project groups, where small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. Current project group leaders include such notable faculty as: Brandin Baron-Nusbaum, Kate Edmunds, Newton and Helen Meyer Harrison, Jennifer Parker, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and David Yager. Core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts support the development of individual thesis papers and projects premiered in the program’s annual MFA Exhibition. The MFA is a terminal degree in the field of Digital Media Arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and public- and private-sector research. Information on the program and application process is available at our website: Send further inquiries to