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[ecrea] vacancy - Senior Lecturer in Game Design
Sat Jun 02 08:02:05 GMT 2018
Senior Lecturer in Game Design
Sort on published: 2018-05-30
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with
a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality
research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our
most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and
dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting
workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and
a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
At the Department of Game Design, Campus Gotland, Sweden
The Discipline: The Department of Game Design was established on July 1,
2013, through the merger of Gotland University and Uppsala University.
Game development and game design education and research had been
conducted at the former Gotland University for about 10 years prior to
The department currently offers four undergraduate degree programmes: BA
Game Design and Graphics, BA Game Design and Programming, BA Game Design
and Project Management, and BA Game Design. A Master’s programme in Game
Design is planned for an autumn 2019 start.
The department additionally offers independent courses in game design
and graphics with an emphasis on visualisation and animation. Research
within the department focuses on fundamental issues relevant to the
field of game design.
Duties: The position encompasses teaching courses in game design with
both practical and theoretical orientation, personal research and course
administration. Teaching includes course responsibility, supervision,
examination and development work. The duties also require staying up to
date with the subject area and other societal development relevant to
the work at the university. Applicants must be prepared to participate
in department and faculty level activities and accept departmental
management responsibilities, such as Director of Studies or Prefect
(Head of Department).
Eligibility requirements: Applicants are eligible for employment as
Senior Lecturer if they have completed a doctorate or possess the
equivalent academic qualifications, have demonstrated teaching skills
and have completed relevant tertiary-level teacher training comprising
ten weeks or have in some other way acquired equivalent proficiency; and
have the general capabilities necessary to carry out in full the duties
of the appointment. In special cases, the tertiary-level teacher
training may be completed during the first two years of tenure.
The documented ability to teach in English is a requirement.
Assessment criteria: In selecting among eligible applicants, equal
emphasis will be placed on academic and teaching competence.
Professional experience from the games industry is meriting.
When assessing academic competence, the primary criteria will be skill,
i.e. scientific quality. Additionally, the applicant’s range of
research, mainly with regard to depth and breadth will be of importance
for the assessment. Attention will be paid to the ability to plan,
initiate, lead and develop research and teaching independently on a
postgraduate level, as well as their capacity to successfully obtain
research funding in a competitive situation, and to their demonstrated
capacity to cooperate with other researchers and with the community at
Regarding the focus of the applicant’s research it is expected that it
clearly includes game design or Game Studies. The candidate may have a
background in fields such as, for example, Gender studies, interaction
design, art, cultural studies, literature, sociology or new media studies.
When appraising the pedagogical and scholarly qualifications, the
primary criteria will be that of skill, i.e. pedagogical quality. The
applicant’s portfolio of teaching qualifications should be detailed and
well-documented. The range of pedagogical skills, regarding both breadth
and depth, will also be considered. In addition, the capacity to plan,
initiate, lead and develop teaching and education on all levels as well
as the ability to link instruction to current research will be
considered. Pedagogical skills also include the ability to engage in
matters of university level pedagogics with actors both within and
outside the university.
Equal care will be taken in assessing the applicant’s pedagogical skill
and their scientific skill.
Following a comprehensive assessment of accomplishments and skills, the
University will select the candidate who is judged to be most qualified
to carry out and develop the functions of the position and contribute to
the advancement of the subject and the Department.
Assessment criteria – additional skills: Administrative and leadership
competence is important for this position and will be assessed accordingly.
Administrative competence is shown, for instance, in the ability to
plan, organise, and prioritise work in an efficient and goal-oriented
manner and in the capacity to set and respect time frames. Skills
include overarching operational planning and the ability to manage
resources in a manner that reflects the priorities of the Department as
well as the capacity to work in an organised way with a view to
objectives and quality.
Managerial competence is demonstrated in the ability to manage
departmental activities and staff, to make decisions, to assume
responsibility as well as to provide others with incentives and the
conditions to achieve common goals efficiently. The ability to
coordinate the work of the group as well as contribute to a good working
environment are further examples of administrative competence.
Additionally, the ability to interact with the surrounding society and
to disseminate research and research results and development work will
be appraised. The ability to disseminate research and development work
is shown by popular science work, e.g. participation in educating the
general public, publication of writings in popular science and
participation in the public discussions of issues of education and research.
The successful applicant must be prepared to assume administrative
tasks, such as Director of Studies or Head of Department. It is thus
important that the applicant is suitable for, and has an interest in,
academic leadership and administration.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all
activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the
organisation. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with
different birth backgrounds, functionality and life experience.
In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental
leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments,
military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.
Applications must be submitted electronically in Uppsala University’s
recruitment system Varbi. Publications that do not exist in an
electronic format and that cannot be scanned must be sent in two copies
to Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Uppsala universitet, Box 256, 751
05 Uppsala. Mark the package dnr UFV-PA 2018/1609.
For further information about Uppsala University appointment
Information about the position can be provided by Magnus Johansson, Head
of Department, tel +46 18-471 8426, e-post Magnus (Johansson /at/ speldesign.uu.se)
Please submit your application by 30 June, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1609.
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions
of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept
the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Game Design
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Gotlands län
Union representative: Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ella Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1609
Last application date: 2018-06-30
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