Full Professor in Technologies for Games (0,8 – 1,0 FTE)
The Faculty of Science at Utrecht University is seeking to appoint a full professor in Technologies for Games to complement and further develop existing strength in Game Technology within the Faculty. The Department of Information and Computing Sciences has a strong national and international reputation in computer science including information science with particular strength in game technology.

The new Chair will play a leading role further developing research activity in modelling, simulation and rendering/visualization and interaction from a computer science perspective building on existing strengths in game technology.

This includes the acquisition of external research funds at the national and international level.  She or he actively disseminates the results of the research and its applications, both to the research community and the general public.

The Chair has a leading role in teaching and supervision.  She or he contributes to the department’s curriculum development at all levels: BSc, MSc, and PhD.

The professor plays an active role in the leadership and administrative duties of the Division, the Department and/or the Faculty.

The appointee will have a world-leading research record evidenced by high impact publications in leading journals and a sustained record of acquiring research grants. They will have significant experience and aptitude for teaching at all levels and an ability to mentor junior faculty and play an inspiring role as research leader within the Department.
The candidate is offered a full-time permanent position, but a 0,8 fte appointment is negotiable. The gross salary depends on qualifications and experience, and ranges between €5,103.- and €7,431.- per month (salary scale H2, of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities). In case of proven outstanding performance a higher salary may be possible (salary scale H1).

The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition we offer: a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, flexible employment conditions, the possibility to participate in a collective health care plan, and other benefits are offered. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. More information is available on the website.

The gross salary would be in the range of between € 5103,- and maximum € 8971,- per month.

About the organisation
Utrecht University has great ambitions for its teaching quality and study success rates. This also applies to its clear research profiles which are centred around four themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Utrecht University plays a prominent role in our society and contributes to finding the answers to topical and future societal issues.

The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 3500 students and nearly 2000 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty’s academic programmes reflect developments in today’s society.

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is nationally and internationally renowned for its research in computer science and information science. The research of the department is grouped into four divisions: Software Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Worlds, and Interaction Technology. Both the Department and the Faculty strive to strengthen the research in computer science and information science with applications in gaming technology. The Department offers bachelor programs in computer science, game technology and information science, and four English-language research master-programs in Artificial Intelligence, Business Informatics, Computing Science, and Game and Media Technology. High enrollment figures and good student ratings make the education very successful.

Additional information
The University is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this appointment. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 1909. For informal inquiries please contact Jennifer Tester on jennifer.tester@perrettlaver.com or +44 207 340 6258.
Applications should consist of a letter of motivation in which the candidate’s research and teaching vision are outlined, a research statement, a complete curriculum vitae including publication list and (email) addresses of two referees. These can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference 1909. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2015.

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