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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Job no: 224153-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

Games in education is an emerging, growing sub-discipline that draws from a wide variety of hard and soft skills which are relevant and applicable across educational research. A core commitment of the Design, Informal, and Creative Education (DICE) program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison is that equity, education, making, and play are deeply interrelated. By enabling more students to express themselves by playing and making games, we can explore and improve our understanding of teaching and learning outcomes and engage students who are both consumers and producers of knowledge.

Principal Duties:

The ideal candidate will:
-Continue to build out (teach, administer) our undergraduate Game Design Certificate program by designing new courses and teaching existing courses;
-Highlight the growing interdisciplinary work among researchers in education who focus on games and game-based learning;
-Establish a nationally recognized research program focused on games and education;
-Successfully secure external funding to support research and education for graduate students;
-Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the game design certificate, digital media, and STEAM programs;
-Advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students;
-Participate in shared governance and other committee activities;
-Contribute professionally to games and education at the local, state, and national levels.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class gender, sexuality, ability and nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned Doctorate degree in education, games, learning sciences, design studies, media studies, the social sciences, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Previous higher education teaching and research experience
-Record of scholarly publications and potential for external funding (demonstrated record of significant external funding for senior candidates)
-Experience working with underserved populations and on equity issues

Additional Information:

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:

U.S Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: 404-893-0101, Fax: 404-893-4642



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


Minimum $80,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should be completed and submitted online at

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following uploaded documents: a) Letter of application and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) as one document; and b) two (2) samples of scholarly writing as one document.

Applicants should also fill out the form included in the application with the names and contact information of three (3) references. Letters will be solicited for finalists.

The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor
requirement. See the job posting for more details.


Erica Halverson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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