PhD Position: Transformation, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Postdoc in Austria

PhD Position: Transformation: Join the Art x Science School for Transformation at Johannes Kepler University Linz for a PhD position in Games Research, focusing on climate change and digital game simulations. This interdisciplinary opportunity combines computer science, game development, and art to tackle pressing global challenges through innovative research.

PhD Position: Art x Science School for Transformation

Designation: Graduate Teaching Assistant (PhD Position)
Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction, Game Development, Games with a Purpose, Citizen Science
Location: Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria


  • Hold a Diploma/Master’s degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Game Development, or a related discipline.
  • Strong academic background with a keen interest in Games Research.
  • Proficiency in Game Engines (e.g., Unity, Unreal) and experience in user studies.
  • Motivation for inter- and transdisciplinary research bridging computer science, design, and art.
  • Excellent English skills (minimum Level C1), German language skills advantageous.
  • Ability to work independently with strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Passion for innovation, digitalization, and interdisciplinary research.

Job Description:

  • Conduct doctoral studies and develop a dissertation on digital game simulations addressing climate change.
  • Publish scientific papers and present findings at conferences.
  • Contribute to projects, organizational development, and teaching at the Art x Science School for Transformation.
  • Facilitate communication and knowledge transfer between disciplines.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit:

  • A 2 to 4-page exposé outlining their proposed doctoral project.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), including academic transcripts.
  • Letter of motivation detailing research interests and career goals.
  • Contact information for two academic references.

Applications should be emailed to Prof. Günter Wallner ( and Dr. Georg Hubmann ( by July 24, 2024.

Last Date for Apply: July 24, 2024



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