Job: Assistant or Associate Professor – Game Development – UOIT – Canada

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Faculty of Business and Information Technology – Assistant or Associate Professor – Game Development

Tracking Code: 712-136

Job Description

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Game Development and Entrepreneurship

Appointment Type: Full-time Continuing

Posting Date: November 7, 2016

Application Review Date: January 9, 2017

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining UOIT’s globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.

The Faculty of Business & Information Technology invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position in Game Development and Entrepreneurship effective July 1, 2017. Applicants must possess a PhD in Computer Science/Engineering/Gaming or a field relevant to Game Development, a strong academic background and a record of excellence in research focused in the areas of Game Design, Game User Research, Game Analytics, Serious Games or Immersive Technologies. Applicants are expected to have an excellent record of publication in respected conferences or journals such as CHI, CHI PLAY, UIST, GI, IEEE VR, IJHCS, ToCHI. Additionally, relevant gaming-related industrial/research experience and university level teaching experience are also an asset. The appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level, however applicants for a more senior appointment will be considered. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct active and innovative research programs, acquire external funding, and to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. UOIT provides a technology-enhanced learning environment utilising laptop computers and wireless connectivity, UOIT seeks faculty who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies. Integration in the curriculum of the relevant technology and software for the discipline is required.

The Faculty of Business and IT offers honour undergraduate degrees in Commerce (with major/minor in accounting, finance, human resource management and marketing) and Information Technology (with specialisations in game development and entrepreneurship, networking and IT security). We offer the MBA, and the Master of IT Security (MITS) degree, and a unique combination of the MBA/MITS. MSc and PhD programs in Computer Science are offered jointly by the Faculties of Business and IT, Engineering and Science. Information about the Faculty of Business and IT can be found at: while further information regarding the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program can be found at:

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure-track collective agreement.

Applications will be accepted until January 9, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees through the “apply” link at the bottom of this posting.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.

Job Location Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Expected Start Date 01/07/2017

Salary Grade Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement


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