Lectureship in Game Design The Wits School of Arts

Faculty of Humanities

The Wits School of Arts

Digital Arts (One Full-Time Lectureship)

Digital Arts is a strongly interdisciplinary division in The Wits School of Arts which offers postgraduate programmes in Digital Animation and Interactive Media and also undergraduate courses in Stop Motion Animation and Net.Art. Digital Arts is currently developing an undergraduate Game Design programme in collaboration with The Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering. The successful candidate for this new post will be expected to bring a passionate engagement with game design/game play into research and teaching in this new collaborative programme.

Lectureship in Game Design

The successful applicant will be a person able to develop and teach undergraduate game design courses and digital media courses. You should have a proven interest and professional experience in at least one of the following areas: Game Design; Narrative or Interactive Theory; Level Design; Experimental Games; or Game Theory.

Qualifications: A Masters degree or appropriate equivalent academic qualification. (Candidates with an appropriate Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of professional experience in Game Design may be considered; but will be expected to register for a Masters degree during their probation period.)

A passion for game play and for developing the possibilities of games in an arts/experimental/activist context is essential but you will also need to engage with the emerging video games industry in South Africa.

Duties: Teach both production techniques and theory to undergraduate classes. Supervise postgraduate research projects and/or initiate and manage collaborative projects; and assist with course administration.

For further information contact Professor Christo Doherty, Head of Digital Arts, or visit

Remuneration: Dependent on qualifications and experience

To apply: Submit a letter of motivation and detailed curriculum vitae with names and e-mail addresses of three academic referees as well as certified copies of degrees/diplomas, supporting documentation and identity document to:

Ms Margaret Deyi (,
Humanities Human Resources Office,
University of the Witwatersrand,
Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa.

Closing date: 6 November 2010

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