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Position Number: 00102607
Primary Function of Organization Unit: As one of the leading land-grant universities in the nation, North Carolina State University is proud to announce its Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, a cluster hire program that marks the first major initiative of the University's 2011-2020 strategic plan, The Pathway to the Future. Starting in 2012, NC State will hire 38 faculty in 12 emerging research areas to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. This selected research area will expand the NC State Digital Transformation of Education research cluster, which brings together efforts across multiple colleges that address the potential of information and communication technologies to enhance learning in formal and informal education settings. Our collective work addresses issues of foundational research, classroom practices, and district and state policies.
Essential Job Duties: The Department of Computer Science seeks to fill a faculty position in adaptive games technologies, including but not limited to intelligent games, graphics for games, mobile gaming, human computer interaction in games, games analytics and player modeling. 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 the science of computer games, emphasizing applications relevant to the generation or analysis of game play supporting human learning across entertainment and/or serious games contexts. The successful candidate is expected to be recognized as a leader in the development of new approaches to adaptive game technologies within the broad framework of the digital transformation of education.
Minimum Education/Experience: While we anticipate hiring faculty at the Associate or Full Professor levels, candidates at the Assistant Professor level with exceptional research and funding records are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have the following: * A Ph.D. in an education, psychology, computer science, or a field closely related to the area of the application; * Recognition as a pioneering leader in the development of new approaches to the relevant area within the broad framework of the digital transformation of education; * Experience conducting innovative relevant work in a university, private sector, government, or non-profit organization; * An established track record of success in funded research, publication and other measures of scholarly impact.
Department Required Skills : * Evidence of an ability to work with interdisciplinary collaborative teams, including collaborations across the university, private, non-profit, government, and education sectors. * Strong capacity to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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