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Professorship in Game Informatics
W 2 | unlimited | full time | Faculty of Cultural Sciences | Köln-Mülheim
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The successful candidate will represent the interdisciplinary field of ‘Game Informatics’ in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs at the Cologne Game Lab of the Faculty of Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will teach and research the fundamentals of graphics programming, game logic, sound programming, network programming, engine design and programming, Multiuser Experiences, and Immersive Media (VR, AR, Mixed Reality). You will be teaching Game Artists, Game Designers, and Game Programmers in BA and MA programs, who require fundamental and advanced knowledge in the field of technical implementation of digital games. You will closely supervise BA and MA students and cooperate in interdisciplinary teaching and research with other major fields of study. All lectures, seminars, and projects will be held in English. The successful candidates research activities will strengthen the institute’s research profile, and you will actively pursue thirdparty funding. The development of and participation in interdisciplinary research projects of nonlinear audio-visual media with partners inside and outside the university and the supervision of cooperative Ph.D. projects are particularly desired. In addition to teaching and research, successful candidates responsibilities will include committed participation in curricular planning and the further development of existing and future courses. You will actively participate in the self-administration of the faculty and the management of the institute.
The successful candidate hold a Ph.D. or doctorate in computer science and are an internationally recognized expert in the field of ‘Game Informatics.’ You have an outstanding track record in academic research and publication and at least three years of professional experience outside the university in relevant areas such as the development of entertainment- and/or serious games. Ideally, the successful candidate will already have experience in teaching and the supervision of art-related educational processes and are willing to embrace interdisciplinary cooperation in teaching and research. The successful candidate are fluent in English and have an international network in teaching and researching digital games and/or within the games industry.
We foster a culture of empowerment and cooperation. International science standards, gender equality and inclusion are the guiding principles of our human resources development. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Thus, applications from women are given priority in case of equal suitability, qualification and professional expertise in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz). Disabled persons and persons with comparable status are also given preference in case of equal suitability.
Further information regarding the job profile, appointment process and application is available here .
Your contact person for questions regarding your subject:
Prof. Dr. Björn Bartholdy
T: + 49 221 8275 3236
We look forward to receiving your application!
Application deadline: Sep 26, 2023
|Job Category||Enseignement et recherche scientifique|