Job: Tenure track position – University of Utah EAE / School of Computing

The University of Utah’s School of Computing (SoC) and the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program are seeking to hire a joint tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2016. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Candidates for this position should have an established record of interdisciplinary work between computer science and games. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field and demonstrate ability to obtain external funding, pursue an exceptional research agenda, and mentor and teach effectively.

Applicants should be able to perform research connecting computer sciences and games. Possible areas include, but are not limited to: human computer interaction, procedural content generation/generative methods, games user research, computer graphics for games, game analytics, and artificial intelligence for games.

The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research I Institution. The School of Computing is an exciting, growing school with a 50-year history of excellence in computer graphics, computer science education, innovation, and research. The EAE program was founded in 2007 and is currently ranked as the number 2 video game design program according to the 2014 Princeton Review rankings. Together EAE and SoC have demonstrated leadership in the interdisciplinary domain of video game research and development.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, the hub of a large metropolitan area with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities. A vibrant local game community offers opportunities for interesting collaborations, including Disney Interactive, EA Salt Lake, Chair Entertainment (a division of Epic Games), Eat Sleep Play, and many others. Additional information about the SoC, EAE and our current faculty can be found at and

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, teaching statement, and names and contact information of at least four references. Applications are managed at the following URL:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting October 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Administrative inquiries should be sent to


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