Assistant/Associate Professor of Simulation Science, Gaming and Animation



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, invites applicants for a faculty position in our Simulation Science, Gaming and Animation Program. Successful candidates will demonstrate technical, programming, design, and critical-thinking expertise as it relates to simulations science and interactive systems, matched by a complementary ability to teach.

Ideal candidates will have teaching, research, and production experience in several of the following areas: simulation modeling, data visualization, computer graphic systems, virtual environments, distributed simulation and training environments, artificial intelligence, real-time systems, multi-player game systems, game software development, and human-centered simulation systems applying the state-of-the-art in computer graphics and other human-interface technologies.

Candidates must have an interest in the areas of emerging media, which focuses on the development of new forms of interactive media and the creation of story-driven content for them such as simulators, electronic games, virtual reality, portable devices and mobile applications, wearable computers, etc. using simulation as a optimization tool for effective design, planning, analysis, decision-making and entertainment. Candidates will work with students to design and build multidisciplinary simulation prototypes and user-experiences employing rigorous simulation methods.

The candidate must exhibit excellent teaching and scholarly credentials and be passionate about undergraduate education, have intellectual curiosity, and work well with multi-disciplinary teams cooperating on productions, course design, and curriculum development as it relates to developing immersive real-time experiences and simulations.

Embry-Riddle is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona. Faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. The Simulation Science, Games & Animation Program is a part of the Math Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prescott is one of the most desirable locations in the Southwest. At 5000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Contact Derek Fisher at derek.fisher@erau.edu for further information. ERAU is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minorities. Employees must be eligible to work in the United States.

Qualifications :

Preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Simulation Science, Computer Science or a related field. Industry experience is highly valued.

Interested candidates should be proficient as a Computer Simulation Scientist/Developer:

Knowledgeable of programming in languages necessary for graphics processing/artificial intelligence/real-time simulation/interactivity.

  • Strong background in computer programming and computer science.
  • Candidate must exhibit excellent teaching and scholarly credentials and be passionate about undergraduate education, have intellectual curiosity, and work well with multi-disciplinary teams cooperating on productions, course design, and curriculum development as it relates to developing immersive real-time experiences and simulations.
  • Courses to Consider: Artificial Intelligence, Data Modeling, Data Visualization, Intro to Graphics, Modeling & Simulation I/II, Multi-player Game Systems, Mixed Reality, Capstone I & II


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