Job: Lecturer in Computer Games in Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia

The Computing Department at Macquarie University is looking to hire a new person to grow our Game Design and Development program. I’m the Program Director and I’m happy to answer any questions. Full details are available at:

–Malcolm Ryan (malcolm.ryan@MQ.EDU.AU)

Lecturer in Computer Games
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia
Faculty/Office: Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Applications Close: Saturday, 19 May 2018


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


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.


Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

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

Enquiries: If you have any queries regarding these positions, please contact Prof. Michael Sheng, 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.

Advertised: 21 Mar 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 May 2018 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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