Job: 3 Full-time Faculty in Game Design and Development at Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul Bilgi University, School of Communication Design invites applications for 3 full-time faculty members (two (2) assistant professors, one (1) associate professor) for the new Game Design and Development program which will be opening in the 2014 – 2015 fall semester.

Qualified candidates should have a PhD in a field related to game design and development, have experience of digital games development, and exhibit a compelling record of publications, and strong potential for research in this area. A gaming industry experience would be an advantage.


A successful candidate will teach undergraduate introductory and upper division courses such as game programming, games engines, AI in games, mobile and social games, and game design. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the game design and development major.


Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Bilgi University is a highly reputable private, non-profit institution founded in 1996 and functions under the aegis of the Turkish Higher Education Council. A member of Laureate International Universities network since 2006, the University encompasses three main campuses, and holds a strong position in the academic environment at domestic and international levels. Since its foundation, Istanbul Bilgi University has succeeded in establishing a unique cultural and scientific community that promotes tolerance and respect for different lifestyles, beliefs and ways of thinking, while strengthening its ties with various segments of the society.


The University has approximately 14,000 students, 700 academic staff members, 6 faculties, 4 institutes, 4 schools, and 100 programs; and offers education to students at associate, undergraduate and graduate levels. The language of instruction at Istanbul Bilgi University is English. More information about the University can be found here.


Established in 1997 the School of Communication Design focuses on developing communication in progressive, effective and capable ways through design studies and practices in various media and environments. Our goal is to explore communication in its broadest context through information systems, visualization, 3-D modeling, and simulations. The new Game Design and Development program will be the first of its kind in Turkey, and is founded on the recognition of the importance of digital games to society and the economy. We aim to educate game design professionals who will explore the full potential of games in entertainment, education, and social issues while answering the needs of the developing gaming industry in Turkey. More information about the School of Communication Design can be found here.


Further details of the positions and the application processcan be found here (In Turkish):


Assistant professor

Associate Professor


Application deadline is February 17, 2014.


Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr. Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen. Tel: 0090 212 311 77 02. Email:

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