Computational Media: Game User Experience Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 9/21/2020)
The Department of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a game user experience specialist. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Edward Melcer, the specialist will support research projects exploring the player experience of character death in platformer video games and the use of Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance empathy and collaboration in educational games. This will include developing prototypes for educational and entertainment games, participating in the process of conducting studies to evaluate the efficacy and player experience of prototyped games, and collaborating on the writing of academic papers reporting study results.
Applicants with expertise in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), game user experience research, game prototyping, and writing academic game research papers are strongly encouraged to apply.
ACADEMIC TITLE Junior Specialist
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in digital media studies, computer science, or HCI at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be made at 75% time (with the possibility of increase) for one year. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by September 21, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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