Keynote, EDEN 2017 – Diversity Matters!

EDEN 2017 keynote, Frans Mäyrä
EDEN 2017 keynote, Frans Mäyrä

Next week, I will take part in EDEN 2017 – the annual conference of the European Distance and E-Learning Network – in Jönköping, Sweden. I am proud to present an invited keynote in the first conference day, 14th June. Titled “Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures” my talk is aimed to build bridges between the multiple dimensions needed to understand and constructively engage with games and play (the ludic literacy), and the issues related to diversity in game cultures. Looking forward to an interesting exchange of ideas. (Btw, this is also the first public appearance of the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies logo – test driving it: the CoE officially starts its operational period from January 2018.)

See the full conference program here: http://www.eden-online.org/2017_jonkoping/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Conference-Programme.pdf.

Tenure Track Associate Professor, Game Cultures Studies, University of Tampere

Please help spreading word of this new opening in UTA/SIS & Game Research Lab:

The School of Information Sciences (SIS) invites applications for a tenure track position in Game Cultures Studies at associate professor level. The successful applicant will be first appointed to an initial term of five years starting 1 February 2016 or as agreed.

SIS is one of the internationally leading centres in game studies, and the education and research carried out in the School represent a wide selection of disciplines concerned with information, interactive media and the processing, management and use of data.

The person appointed to a position must hold an appropriate doctoral degree, high-level academic qualifications and experience in directing scientific research, be able to provide high-quality, research-based instruction as well as to have a track record of international scientific activities. In order to perform the duties included in this position, fluent command of the English language is required.

The remuneration of the post is based on level 7 of the job-related salary element for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish Universities, at present EUR 3819,56 per month. In addition, a personal salary element based on personal performance is paid which is at most 46.3 % of the job-related salary element.

Four-month trial period applies for the appointed person.

Please address your application to the Rector of the University of Tampere. The closing date for applications is at 15:45 (Finnish time) on 22 June 2015. The application must be submitted by the online application form; the form and more information are available at:
https://uta.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_RJ&jgid=1&jid=596 .