Senior lecturer in Interaction design, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Information about the division and the department
The Interaction Design division (IxD) is a multidisciplinary group at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University. Researchers at the division conduct research in the areas of computer game design, aesthetics of computational technology, information visualization, intelligent user interfaces, and tangible user interfaces. It is responsible for approximately 20 courses – mainly at the masters level – and is responsible for two masters programmes: Interaction Design & Technologies at Chalmers and Game Design & Technology at Gothenburg University.
The division is located at the Lindholmen Campus and is part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) which is a joint department between Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 150 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society. For more information about the department, see https://www.chalmers.se/cse/en
The division currently consists of eleven tenured professors, associate professors and senior lecturers, two tenure-track assistant professors and four PhD students.
The CSE department is now extending the IxD division faculty with an associate professor or senior lecturer. We are seeking an individual with a strong research and teaching record within the area of gameplay design and game programming. Experience in computational media, procedural-content generation, and game related AI techniques are viewed positively.
The position includes the responsibility to be a teacher or co-teacher in some of the following courses: Introduction to Game Research, Gameplay Design, Technology-Driven Gameplay Design, and Game Engine Architecture. Most of these are held during the autumn term. Responsibilities include supervising students at bachelor and master levels, grading assignments and exams, running exercises and lecturing. The work will be done in collaboration with an experienced teacher from the Interaction Design division and includes some preparation time before the semester begins.
The successful applicant is expected to fulfill the following activities regarding education and research:
• Teach and participate in development of game-related courses at bachelor and master level
• Conduct research, as a member of a research team or as the leader of a research team
• Actively participate in internal development work at the division and department levels
• Participate in international research networks, e.g. programme and review committees
• Actively seek external research funding
• Participation in exchange of knowledge and communication with the external parties
Full-time permanent employment.
A PhD degree in a field relevant to the courses that define the position is required. Having a well-established international track record of publishing research in relevant fields is meritorious.
Documented experience in teaching the subjects that are part of the courses that define the position is also required. Furthermore, applicants should have completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education and doctoral supervision (15 higher education credits) or other corresponding education. An exception can be made in the event of external recruitment, but the individual is expected to complete courses on teaching and learning in higher education comprising 15 higher education credits as well as a doctoral supervision course during the first two years of the appointment. Well-documented pedagogical competence is a requirement. You must be accustomed to teaching and be a skilled educator. For this reason, we place a great deal of emphasis on your pedagogical portfolio. Experience from performing academic research or qualified research in industry/the public sector is also meritorious.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
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Application deadline: 31 January, 2019
For questions, please contact:
Senior Lecturer Palle Dahlstedt
Phone: + 46 31-772 8207