Open Positions


We are extending the deadline for nominations for the CCCC Council for Play and Game Studies’ two open positions: Assistant Chair and Graduate Student Representative.

The duties of the positions are listed below. All interested parties are asked to send a 150-word bio/interest statement to our email address by April 7th. If you are interested in nominating a colleague for one of the positions, please contact that individual before submitting their nomination so they can draft a bio/interest statement.

Position descriptions:
  • The Assistant Chair of CPGS serves a three-year term (rotates to Associate and Full Chair in years 2 and 3 of their term). The person in this position is charged with managing the mentoring system, which entails sorting through the lists of folks asking for a mentor or volunteering to be a mentor, then emailing the CPGS listserv to make sure no one has been missed, then pairing up mentees with mentors to align their research interests as closely as possible. Additionally, the Assistant Chair helps the Associate Chair set up the timing and logistics of the annual CPGS elections. Lastly, the Assistant Chair participates in all CPGS officer meetings and assists in planning and running the annual CPGS SIG meeting at CCCC.
  • The Graduate Student Representative should be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the election and serves a one-year term. This person serves as a member of the Council’s Executive Committee and attends the CCCC conference in the year following appointment. The Graduate Student Representative also serves as Council’s liaison to all appropriate CCCC-affiliated graduate organizations and committees (e.g. WPA-GO, Committee on the Status of Graduate Students).

Photos by Megan Mize

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