Open Position in Games in CSC at NCSU

Note:  this position is in addition to the games position in CSC that is part of the CFEP Visual Narrative cluster.
The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks to fill a tenure/tenure track faculty position in computer games starting August 16, 2015. The Department is seeking a faculty member with a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field who will establish a vigorous research and teaching program in computer games. Applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, and full professor) and in all areas of computational games research are encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate will join a large group of computer science colleagues actively pursuing research efforts in games, with recognized efforts in computational narrative, game-based learning, game analytics, games user experience research, and games in CS education, among others.  Our faculty collaborate with games scholars from across the university in both teaching and funded research efforts, including games studies faculty, cognitive psychologists, digital humanists, artists, designers and educational theorists.  We regularly engage in teaching and research activities with the vibrant North Carolina games industry, including over 40 games companies ranging from industry leaders like Electronic Arts, Epic Games, and Ubisoft to serious games studios like Lockheed Martin’s Virtual Worlds Lab and Virtual Heroes, Inc.  The department’s undergraduate concentration in game development has been ranked by Princeton Review as the 4th strongest public university game development program in North America in 2014.
The NCSU Computer Science Department is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  It is part of NCSU’s College of Engineering, which has recently received significant increases in private and public funding, faculty positions, and facilities that will assist the Department in achieving its goals.  The department’s research expenditures and recognition are growing steadily.  For example, we have one of the largest concentrations in the country of prestigious NSF Early Career Award winners (a total of 24).   Founded in 1887, North Carolina State University is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service.  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in the state, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment.  A collaborative, supportive environment for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  The position will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.  Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number 00001075): cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers.  Candidates can obtain information about the position at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/46246.  Additional information about the Department of Computer Science and its research programs may be found at http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/.  Inquiries should be sent to games@csc.ncsu.edu
NCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  In addition, NCSU welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.  Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call   (919) 515-3148.