Job: Abertay University looking for Professor in Games Research

Applications are invited for the position of Professor in Games Research at Abertay University. Based within the Division of Games and Arts in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games you will have a leadership role in research in the division’s core themes, particularly in the use of games, simulations and interactive systems as tools to promote scientific exploration, cultural understanding, and learning. The successful candidate will have a record of world-leading research on digital games and interactive media, securing funding for advanced research, collaboration across disciplines, supervision of postgraduate research, and peer-reviewed publication with national and international impact.

Abertay University located in Dundee, Scotland. It is a modern University with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities and dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions with a distinctive interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

The School of Arts, Media and Computer Games is the UK’s pre-eminent centre for education in the technology, art and business of computer games, the School enjoys extremely strong links with industry that underpin both teaching excellence and research impact in games development and the application of gaming technologies in other fields.

Abertay University’s leadership in teaching and research in the field of digital games is internationally recognised. The Division of Games and Arts is home to Abertay’s research and teaching in game design, development and computer arts. Academic staff in the division has pursued research on a diverse range of themes, including games with purpose, affective computing, graphics programming, interactive design in the performing arts, experimental game jams, and game aesthetics. Recent research and knowledge exchange collaborations include projects with Microsoft UK, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, 20th Century Fox, the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the National Theatre of Scotland, and the Scottish Dance Theatre.

The closing date for applications is 6 November 2015.
A full brief and application information can be found at


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