Job: Faculty Position in Games (tenure/tenure-track) at North Carolina State

The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks to fill a tenure/tenure track faculty position in computer games starting in August of 2015. The Department is seeking a faculty member with a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field who will establish a vigorous research and teaching program in computer games. Applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, and full professor) and in all areas of computational games research are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate will join a large group of computer science
colleagues actively pursuing research efforts in games, with recognized
efforts in computational narrative, game-based learning, game analytics,
games user experience research, and games in CS education, among others.
Our faculty collaborate with games scholars from across the university
in both teaching and funded research efforts, including games studies
faculty, cognitive psychologists, digital humanists, artists, designers
and educational theorists. We regularly engage in teaching and research
activities with the vibrant North Carolina games industry, including
over 40 games companies ranging from industry leaders like Electronic
Arts, Epic Games, and Ubisoft to serious games studios like Lockheed
Martin’s Virtual Worlds Lab and Virtual Heroes, Inc. The department’s
undergraduate concentration in game development has been ranked by
Princeton Review as the 4th strongest public university game development
program in North America in 2014.

The NCSU Computer Science Department is one of the largest and oldest in
the country. It is part of NCSU’s College of Engineering, which has
recently received significant increases in private and public funding,
faculty positions, and facilities that will assist the Department in
achieving its goals. The department’s research expenditures and
recognition are growing steadily. For example, we have one of the
largest concentrations in the country of prestigious NSF Early Career
Award winners (a total of 24). Founded in 1887, North Carolina State
University is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional
quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located
in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in the
state, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff.
National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region
among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a
highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living,
and a welcoming environment. A collaborative, supportive environment
for business and innovation and research collaborations with area
universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for
relocation to the area.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will
remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Applicants should
submit the following materials online at (reference
position number 00001075): cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact
information of four references, including email addresses and phone
numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the position at Additional information about the
Department of Computer Science and its research programs may be found at Inquiries should be sent to


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