Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty in Adaptive Game Technologies (North Carolina State University, USA)

The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks to fill a tenure/tenure track faculty position in Adaptive Game Technologies. 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 the science of computer games, emphasizing applications relevant to the generation or analysis of game play supporting human learning across entertainment and/or serious games contexts. Applicants at all levels (assistant, associate and full professor) are encouraged to apply. The successful senior candidate is expected to be recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of new approaches to adaptive game technologies within the broad framework of the digital transformation of education. The successful junior candidate will demonstrate strong potential for such leadership.

The selected candidate will join other new faculty hired across departments as part of a cluster hiring effort focused on the Digital Transformation of Education (DTE). These hires already include Dr. Min Chi in Computer Science and Dr. Roger Azevedo in Psychology. The DTE cluster is one part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, a cluster hire program that marks the first major initiative of the University’s 2011-2020 strategic plan, The Pathway to the Future. Starting in 2012, NC State is hiring 38 faculty in 12 emerging research areas to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional information on the DTE cluster can be found at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/digital-education/.

Successful candidates will have the following: experience conducting innovative relevant work in a university, private sector, government, or non-profit organization; an ability to work with interdisciplinary collaborative teams, including collaborations across the university, private, non-profit, government, and education sectors; and a strong capacity to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Senior candidates will demonstrate an established track record of success in funded research, publication and other measures of scholarly impact.

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 (total of 23). The department’s undergraduate concentration in game development has been ranked by Princeton Review as the 15th strongest game development program in North America in 2012. 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. Our faculty 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.

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 http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number 00102607) 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 http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/7260. Additional information about the Department of Computer Science and its research programs may be found athttp://www.csc.ncsu.edu/. Inquiries should be sent to dte-cluster-search@csc.ncsu.edu

North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the interview process should contact 919-515-3148.

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