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Job: UNIL seeks Assistant Professor of Video Game Studies

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) has launched a search for an Assistant Professor of Video Game Studies in its Department of Language and Information Sciences in the Faculty of Arts.

The position, to begin in August, 2021, comes with a two-year contract renewable twice for two years, for a maximum of six years.

In addition to research, the successful candidate will teach BA or MA-level seminars for six hours per week. He or she “must be able to transmit knowledge and know-how in the fields of platform and software studies, taking into account the specificities and prior knowledge of the audience in the humanities and social sciences.”

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as humanities, social sciences, digital humanities, computational sciences, with several years of post-doctoral experience. He or she should be able to teach in French and have a good knowledge of English.

Other requirements include proven skills in gamification, software development, and data analysis.

Application details

Applications must be received by December 1, 2020, in the form of a single PDF or Word file with a CV, motivation letter, copy of university degrees, list of publications, a brief presentation of research projects, and the names and contact details of two referees. Applications must be submitted through the UNIL jobs portal.

Questions should be directed to Prof. François Bavaud,