Public Policy/Serious Games Program Associate position at Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

The Science, Technology and Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC seeks a policy analyst/researcher to link public policy and serious games. This is right up the alley of many HASTACers!

From the announcement: 

"The incumbent will help support STIP’s work in serious games, with an emphasis on the national budget game – Budget Hero (www.budgethero.org). The incumbent will support the updating of the budget game, the analysis and interpretation of data generated by players, and strategies to increase game usage across a wide variety of demographic groups, including high school students.  The incumbent will also work to expand the Center’s use of game technologies into other areas, such as resource management, health care, environmental protection, and national security.  This is a unique position that is designed to build effective bridges between the world of public policy and the gaming space.  We are seeking a policy analyst/researcher who knows and understands games or game designer with a good grasp of public policy and strong analytical skills.

 

"Minimally qualified applicants must have excellent research skills to include an advanced degree (Masters) and 1 year of directly related work experience or a PhD in public policy, media studies, game design, education, or other relevant area."

 

Application period closes March 2, 2012. See the full announcement (.pdf) and instructions to apply here: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/WC-12-04%20Prog%20Assoc.pdf 

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