Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Computer Games


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Australia|Internal Vacancy,Australia|External Vacancy, NSW 


Computer Sciences

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Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

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The Faculty of Science and Engineering

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

The Department of Computing

The Department of Computing is the home of close to 40 academic staff and more than 90 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The department offers a broad range of cutting edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses and enjoys a strong research ethos.

About the Role

We are inviting top applicants for a continuing position at the Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level. The position will be based in the Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering. The appointee will contribute to the development and teaching in the broad areas of videogames and interactivity. The successful candidate will also actively contribute to research within the scope of the Virtual Reality and Interactive Systems Group in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Teaching responsibilities of the position will be particularly focussed on our Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development, including units in both game design and technical programming/software engineering. The appointee will also contribute to administrative and other academic activities within the Department of Computing.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong track records in one or more of the following areas:

  • Game Analytics
  • Game Design
  • Computer Games Technology
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach to their application a separate document responding to the selection criteria below.


  • A PhD in Computing or a closely related discipline
  • A demonstrated track record of excellence in research with international standing
  • Demonstrated commitment and success in delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in the area of videogames
  • Proven ability to successfully attract and supervise research students
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research grants and/or industry support
  • High level of oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with students, staff, industry and the community


  • Proven successful industrial experience in videogames
  • Proven ability to lead a successful team
  • Experience in managing a research and/or teaching facility with videogames and Human Computer Interaction equipment

Salary Package: From $124,392 to $143,051 p.a. (Level C), or from $149,391 to $164,321 p.a. (Level D), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing.

Role Specific Enquiries: If you have any queries regarding these positions, please contact Prof. Michael Sheng, [email protected] or +61 2 9850 9514.

Applications Close: Monday 4 February 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.


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