Jobs: 2 game design/development/technology faculty positions at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Dear colleagues,

Please distribute this call widely to anyone interested in a game development faculty position.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is looking to grow its game development program with excellent new researchers. UOIT is a young, vibrant university in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada and currently seeking to grow the game development faculty with excellent new members.

Please don’t be puzzled by the standard job ad text; we are explicitly looking for people with research expertise in the following areas:

  • Game design/game studies. Someone that has a track record of publishing at DiGRA, FDG, Future Play, ICEC, Fun and Games, ICA, etc., knows the GDC crowd and can teach game design with a strong design perspective.
  • Game technology/game interaction. Someone that has a track record of publishing at CHI, CSCW, UIST, DIS, AAAI, IEEE CIG, IGIC, FDG, etc., and can teach game technology and computer science related subjects.

The official ad text is here:—game-development-and-entrepreneurship—uoit-11-136.php

or short link:

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have about this job posting and find out who exactly we are looking for.

Kind regards,

Lennart Nacke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor for HCI and Game Science
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Faculty of Business and Information Technology – Game Development and Entrepreneurship – UOIT 11-136
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenured or tenured-track) – Game Development and Entrepreneurship

Competition Number: UOIT 11-136
Appointment Type:  Continuing
Application Review: October 31, 2012

UOIT is a young, vibrant university with globally trained faculty and a growing reputation as a leading-edge learning environment whilst delivering innovative, internationally recognized research. UOIT has a 21st-century vision of teaching and learning excellence. Our educational philosophy is to challenge, encourage innovation, and connect our faculty, students and the community, while respecting the best practice traditions of Canada’s established universities.

The Faculty of Business & Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Game Development and Entrepreneurship effective July 1, 2013. Applicants should possess a PhD in a Computer Science/Engineering or relevant field for game research, a strong academic background, a record of excellence in research and strong knowledge in some or all of the following areas with an emphasis on game development: computer graphics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative play, sound/audio, game studies, game design, modeling/animation, multi-player online environments, educational, serious, health or exertion games would be an asset.  In addition, relevant gaming-related industrial experience; university level teaching experience; and experience in game research are also an asset. Appointment is expected at the Assistant level, however applicants for a more senior appointment will be considered. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct active and innovative research programs and to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. UOIT provides a technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless connectivity, UOIT seeks faculty who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies. Integration in the curriculum of the relevant technology and software for the discipline is required.

The Faculty offers honour undergraduate degrees in Commerce (with major/minor in accounting, finance, human resource management and marketing) and Information Technology (with specializations in game development and entrepreneurship, networking and IT security). We offer the MBA, and the Master of IT Security (MITS) degree, and a unique combination of the MBA/MITS. MSc and PhD programs in Computer Science are offered jointly by the Faculties of Business and IT, Engineering and Science. Information about the Faculty of Business and IT Game Development Program can be found at:

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format, a covering letter; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests; an outline of present and future research agendas; and 3 letters of recommendation.

Applications for the rank of full professor require 4 letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of recommendation must be submitted to with competition number UOIT 11-136 and the applicant’s name in the subject line.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


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