[Eecs-news-links] Faculty Opening - Game-Related Technologies @ Univ. of California, Davis

Batten, Tina tina.batten at oregonstate.edu
Mon Nov 14 13:14:24 PST 2016

As part of the Hiring Investment Program in Digital Media Production and Game Development, the University of California at Davis invites applications for an open rank professorship in game technology with a start date of Fall 2017. This appointment will be made either 100% in  the  Department  of Computer Science or as a 75-25% split between the Department of Computer  Science  and  the Program for Cinema and Digital Media, depending on the candidate's interest and background. The appointee will join a rapidly growing interdisciplinary team of faculty engaged in collaborative research, design, and development of digital games and interactive media at UC Davis. We are seeking candidates working on the fundamental technologies that underlie modern digital games. Areas of specialization should include one or more of the following: game development, computer graphics and animation for games, artificial intelligence for games, game engine design, developer tools, player modeling, game character technologies ranging from  agent  architectures  to  natural  language processing to affect models, or other related research areas. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. This recruitment is open rank and the resulting hire could be at the assistant, associate or full level.. We strongly welcome junior applicants.

Applicants should have received (or be about to receive) a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and a commitment to quality teaching. Industry experience in game development is desirable. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a top-quality research program and to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. In addition, they will be expected to actively participate in the interdisciplinary game research cluster and develop curriculum for a new, cross-departmental degree  in  game  design  and  development. Candidates at the Associate or Full rank should have a strong record of publications and research funding, proven leadership skills in collaborative research efforts, and an excellent teaching record at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Interested persons should apply using the instructions given at:  http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/blog/faculty-employment-positions-2/
Direct link to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01308
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement, a select subset of publications, a diversity statement, optional links to software or creative work, an optional teaching statement, and the names of four references. Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2016. The position remains open until filled.

UC Davis is responsive to the concerns of dual-career couples and offers a Partner  Opportunity Program. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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