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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer – Exertion Games Lab x 3

Job No.: 602688

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointments

Remuneration: $99,147 - $117,738 pa Level B / $121,453 - $140,044 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting and rewarding directions at one of the world’s top 80 universities

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

In an exciting development for Monash University’s Faculty of IT, Professor Floyd Mueller has recently joined the Department of Human Centred Computing, bringing with him the innovative and ground-breaking Exertion Games Lab, which researches the future of play and games in order to understand how to design better interactive experiences.  Within the lab there is a particular focus on games that put the human body in the centre of the experience, and draws from interaction design, sports, psychology, human-computer interaction (HCI) and embodiment thinking to contribute to human-player interaction.

Topics of interest include research on the intersection of the human body, technology and play. For example, we are currently investigating digital aquatic play, interactive muscle memory (motor memory), Human-Computer Integration (cyborgs, implants etc.), interactive eating, playing with flying pixels (i.e. quadcopters) and interactive rock-climbing.  The amazing space that houses the lab includes a full-size rock-climbing wall, and dozens of amazing toys and gadgets, and encourages a hands-on collaborative environment that is unlike any other research environment. 

The culture in the Exertion Games Lab is one of interdisciplinary work. We emphasize the development of working prototypes in order to fully understand what play is, why we play, and how we will play in the future. We do this because we believe playing is a fundamental part of what makes us humans who we are, and an understanding of this brings us closer to our vision of a better world filled with interactive technologies that support human values.

The Exertion Games Lab is looking for 3 candidates who value an interdisciplinary design studio environment. You will be highly motivated, extremely creative as well as technical, and also have highly developed analytical and communicative skills. Prior research (publications in relevant venues, etc.) and teaching experience is required; and so are hardware prototyping abilities (Arduino, etc.) and programming skills. We are looking at creativity, excellence and drive.

You might find it useful to read about the lab’s vision:

Mueller, F., Byrne, R., Andres, J., Patibanda, R. Experiencing the Body as Play. Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2018. ACM. Talk video. Best Paper Award (top 1%).

These roles are full-time positions; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

Enquiries

Professor Floyd Mueller, +61 3 9902 9956, florian.floyd.mueller@monash.edu

Position Descriptions

Download FileLecturer - Exertion Games - Level B

Download FileSenior Lecturer -Exertion Games Level C

Closing Date

Monday 2 March 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

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