Lecturer in Computer Games

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
19 May 2018
Ref
502502
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Faculty/Office: Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Schedule: Level B, full time, continuing.

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

About the Department

The Department of Computing is the home of more than 30 academic staff and more than 70 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates and postgraduate coursework students. The department offers a broad range of cutting edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses and enjoys a strong research ethos.

We are inviting top applicants for a continuing position at the Lecturer level.  The position will be based in the Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering.  The appointee will contribute to the research and teaching in the broad areas of videogames and interactivity. The successful candidate will actively contribute to research within the scope of the Games and Interactivity Group in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Teaching responsibilities of the position will be particularly focussed on our Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development, including in units in both game design and technical programming/software engineering. The appointee will also contribute to administrative and other academic activities within the Department of Computing.

We are particularly seeking applicants with strong track records in one or more of the following areas:

  • Game Analytics
  • Game Design
  • Computer Games Technology
  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games
  • User Experience in VR, AR and/or Videogames

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach to their application a separate document responding to the selection criteria below:

  • A PhD in Computing or a closely related discipline;
  • A strong record of ongoing research and scholarly publishing;
  • Teaching experience demonstrating both commitment and success; or a demonstrated capacity to develop the skills that enable effective and inspirational participation in teaching;
  • Demonstrated research and teaching experience in the area of videogames;
  • Proven ability to successfully attract and supervise research students;
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research grants and/or industry support;
  • High level of oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with students, staff, industry and the community.

Salary Package: From $99,879 to $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing.

Enquiries: If you have any queries regarding these positions, please contact Prof. Michael Sheng, michael.sheng@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 9514.

Applications Close: Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 11:55pm AEST 

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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