Job: Tenure-Track (CS) position in Computer Game Design – George Mason University

The George Mason University, Department of Computer Science in the Volgenau School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning Fall 2012.


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We are seeking a faculty member who can establish strong research and teaching programs in the area of computer game design. Applicants must have a research focus in an area in computer games technology—for example, in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, computer graphics, real-time animation, simulation and modeling, networked and distributed systems, or software engineering as applied to computer games. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field, demonstrated potential for excellence and productivity in research, and a commitment to high-quality teaching.

The department currently offers a graduate certificate in computer games technology, and a concentration in computer game design at the undergraduate level. The computer game design concentration is offered in collaboration with faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Mason. For more information on these and other programs offered by the department, visit our Web site:

The department has over 40 faculty members with wide-ranging research interests including artificial intelligence, algorithms, computer graphics, computer vision, databases, data mining, distributed virtual environments, expert systems, human-computer interaction, parallel and distributed systems, real-time systems, robotics, security, software engineering, and wireless and mobile computing.

George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and home to one of the highest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation. There are excellent opportunities for interaction with government agencies and industry including many game and serious game development companies. In particular, the Washington, D.C., region is fast becoming a hub for the serious games industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.

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