Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Game Studies

# General InfoPosition Title: Postdoctoral Research AssociateRequisition Number: STFR002325

Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Posting Date: 07/13/2015

Link: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36635


# Responsibilities The Playable Innovative Technologies (PLAIT) Lab at Northeastern University is seeking a Post Doctoral Research Associate (Post Doc) to join our fast-growing game research group (www.northeastern.edu/games). The position involves assisting in quantitative and qualitative empirical studies, helping in the design of applied games and playful experiences, and writing research papers around designing for engagement and enjoyment in and beyond game play. Additional responsibilities include grant proposal preparation and laboratory management.
Game play is a subject-environment ecology purposefully designed to create enjoyment, motivation, and engagement. The Post Doc will be involved in advancing the state of knowledge of how design features and contextual circumstances together afford motivation and enjoyment in and beyond games, and how to translate such knowledge into a form useful for designers. The Post Doc will help in writing review articles and grant proposals on particular motives. The main responsibilities will be to help set up and run research studies and publish about these. The Post Doc will get the opportunity to become involved in the development of motivational systems and to supervise graduate and undergraduate students.
Current example projects are developing a system for automatic difficulty balancing of citizen science games (http://j.mp/1KvX7Ae); identifying how embarrassment acts as a hurdle to engagement and how to reduce it (http://j.mp/1RUOKgu); or understanding how the context of serious games in schools affects their experience and effectiveness. Work will be performed under the guidance of Dr. Sebastian Deterding, an Assistant Professor of Game Design. As most projects will involve collaborations with other PLAIT members and faculty across Northeastern University and around the globe, the Post Doc will have the opportunity to interact with and become visible to a wide variety of researchers and industry partners.
# Qualifications We seek candidates who hold a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive Science, Learning Science, Psychology, Sociology or related areas at the time of starting their position. Successful candidates will have an interdisciplinary background, an clear research interest in games, and expertise in quantitative and qualitative empirical research. Candidates should ideally have experience with game or user experience design, the development of interactive systems, and grant preparation.
# Additional Information This is a 1-year position with the possibility of 1 year renewal contingent on funding and performance. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible and we will review applications as they arrive. The position is open until filled.For more information, please contact Dr. Sebastian Deterding (deterding@neu.edu).

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Computatio humanitatis: Job: Rutgers University: Assistant Professor, Digital/Public History

Computatio humanitatis: Job: Rutgers University: Assistant Professor, Digital/Public History:

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The History Department at Rutgers-Camden (yes, this job is in Jersey - make peace with your gods) seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, specialization open, with strengths in digital and public history. Appointment will begin in September 2013….

The Digital Humanities Job Archive

The Digital Humanities Job Archive:

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From the site: “Listings are increasingly featured on community sites such as DHNow or circulating on Twitter. However, many of these listings appear only for a brief time before being taken offline. Listservs including Humanist act as the best existing archival source for listings within the community, however jobs are not easily searched, inconsistently mentioned, and lack structure making programmatic analysis difficult. This project is an effort to consolidate and archive those job listings, hopefully enabling future publications and computational analysis of job listings within the community.”

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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computer Vision at the University of Washington (James Coupe via HASTAC)

August 28, 2012

The Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time, Research Associate, with specific expertise in computer vision, social media and video distribution systems. This is a full-time, 12-month (one-year) appointment that may be extended upon successful performance up to a maximum term of three years.

The research will focus on the implementation of algorithms related to facial recognition and profiling, and the development of software for automatically organizing and generating content from video footage. Applicants should have strong proficiency in C++, multi-threaded programming, OpenGL, OpenCV and 2D and 3D geometry. Familiarity with microcontrollers and electronics is also highly desirable.

Please send a CV and the names of three references to Billie Grace, Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS), 207 Raitt Hall, Box 353414, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 or to dxarts@uw.edu. Application review will begin September 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Ph.D. required by date of appointment. The University of Washington strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. (via Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computer Vision at the University of Washington | HASTAC)

computatiohumanitatis: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computer…



computatiohumanitatis:

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computer Vision at the University of Washington (James Coupe via HASTAC)

August 28, 2012

The Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time, Research Associate, with specific expertise in computer vision, social media and video distribution systems. This is a full-time, 12-month (one-year) appointment that may be extended upon successful performance up to a maximum term of three years.

The research will focus on the implementation of algorithms related to facial recognition and profiling, and the development of software for automatically organizing and generating content from video footage. Applicants should have strong proficiency in C++, multi-threaded programming, OpenGL, OpenCV and 2D and 3D geometry. Familiarity with microcontrollers and electronics is also highly desirable.

Please send a CV and the names of three references to Billie Grace, Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS), 207 Raitt Hall, Box 353414, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 or to dxarts@uw.edu. Application review will begin September 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Ph.D. required by date of appointment. The University of Washington strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. (via Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computer Vision at the University of Washington | HASTAC)