The initiative is broadly organized around Immersive Intelligent Learning Environments (IILE). Rensselaer has a variety of digitally sophisticated platforms including EMPAC (a state of the art electronic media and performing arts center), a highly ranked supercomputer facility, and a new large-scale CAVE VR system currently in construction. While we are looking at all academic levels, we are especially interested in hiring some terrific assistant professors. The people we hire would have to be qualified for appointment to tenure-track in one of our departments (http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/news-s17/faculty-position-announcement
). The actual ad itself sounds like the search might be specifically for a cognitive science person, but as you can see from the details media studies, digital humanities, games, Mandarin and STS are among the possibilities in a broad mix (http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/2012-job-announcement-immersive-intelligent-learning-environments
We are on a fast track to hire and hope to have applications within the next two weeks. It is not a lot of time, I know!
Linnda Caporael (please send your applications to the contact in the URLs -- not to me!)