Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant, Associate, or Full

Department 00062 - School of Computing


Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2015


University of Utah

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Opening

The University of Utah’s School of Computing (SoC) and the Entertainment Arts and Engineering ( EAE ) program are seeking to hire a joint tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2015. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Candidates for this position should have an established record of interdisciplinary work between computer science and games. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field and demonstrate ability to obtain external funding, pursue an exceptional research agenda, and mentor and teach effectively.

Applicants should be able to perform research connecting computer sciences and games. Possible areas include, but are not limited to: human computer interaction, procedural content generation/generative methods, games user research, computer graphics for games, game analytics, and artificial intelligence for games.

The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research I Institution. The School of Computing is an exciting, growing school with a 50-year history of excellence in computer graphics, computer science education, innovation, and research. The EAE program was founded in 2007 and is currently ranked as the number 2 video game design program according to the 2014 Princeton Review rankings. Together EAE and SoC have demonstrated leadership in the interdisciplinary domain of video game research and development.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, the hub of a large metropolitan area with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities. A vibrant local game community offers opportunities for interesting collaborations, including Disney Interactive, EA Salt Lake, Chair Entertainment (a division of Epic Games), Eat Sleep Play, and many others. Additional information about the SoC, EAE and our current faculty can be found at and

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, teaching statement, and names and contact information of at least four references. Applications are managed at the following URL :

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting January 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Administrative inquiries should be sent to .

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 01/01/2015

Close Date 06/30/2015

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01059F

Type Faculty