Job: Postdoc Research Associate in Gamification Research

Vacancy advertised as part of the research hub “Digital Media/ Gamification Lab”

Postdoc Research Associate in Gamification Research (TV-L 13, 100%)

Leuphana University Lüneburg and the state of Lower Saxony have jointly developed the major EU-project „Innovation-Incubator Lüneburg“ which was approved by the European Commission. For its successful implementation we are looking for

1 Research Associate in Game Studies/ Gamification Research (TV-L 13, 100%); job reference “ACM21”

to join the research hub “Digital Media” for a fixed-term period for 24 months


The aim of the major EU-project Innovation-Incubator Lüneburg, which is largely funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is to trigger a sustainable modernisation and development process in order to strengthen the competitiveness of regional enterprises and to contribute to the securing and creation of employment. The major project includes measures to increase the regional research power, for more employment in knowledge-intensive service sectors, as well as for future-oriented training and further education offerings.


The project aims at a cross fertilisation of academic research output with practice-based projects of industry partners, artists and non-profit organisations – as well as with individuals and groups of the civil society. This is intended to impact on regional structures and support economic development of the  region. The project team consists of a group of inter-disciplinary researchers that are in close cooperation with fellow researchers from the wider Digital Media research area.


Your Tasks:


– Research and publication activities on Game Studies, as well on questions of new media/digital culture in general

–  Coordination with related research activities in the other research clusters

– Participation in the design and organization of workshops and international conferences

– Organisational and communicative integration with other research projects in the “Digital Media” research hub

– There is no obligation to teach.




– Bachelor or master degree in Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Game Studies, Philosophy, History of Technology or a related subject.

– Knowledge of current state and key positions in New Media/Digital Culture

–  Solid knowledge of the classical theoretical positions of Game Theory, Play Theory and of new approaches to Game Studies

– Interest into technological issues of New Media

– Understanding of the methods and approaches of different disciplines, especially with regards to transdisciplinary work at the boundaries of Culture, Media and Game Studies

– Interest into research related to ludifiaction, gamification, playfulness, transmedia storytelling etc.



Employment is subject to final approval of funding; place of work is Lüneburg. Leuphana University Lüneburg is committed to increasing the proportion of women among academic staff. Qualified female researchers are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. Applicants with severe disabilities will be preferred in accordance with legal regulations.


Further information regarding the post


Complete applications (including CV and certificates) should be sent solely in electronic format to Please quote the job title and reference “ACM21”. Deadline for applications is 30/05/2013.


For further inquiries please email Prof. Dr. Mathias Fuchs
or send an email to or call 04131 – 677 2204.

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