Perfectly placed to turn visions into reality.

Hochschule Luzern
Hochschule Luzern

Perfectly placed to turn visions into reality.

The largest educational institution of the six Central Swiss cantons, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers state-of-the-art jobs and programmes. We share knowledge in Switzerland and abroad, we are forward-looking, creative, and committed to interdisciplinarity. Help us to shape and become a part of our shared, sustainable future.

The Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology is the country's first department at a university of applied sciences dedicated to computer science. We offer bachelor's and master's programs whose graduates are highly sought-after in the business and science communities, state-of-the-art continuing and executive education programs, applied research into cutting-edge topics, and services of high practical relevance.

The Immersive Realities Research Lab at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology investigates how augmented and virtual reality technologies can be used in different application domains. Examples include cultural heritage and art, urban planning, learning environments, volumetric video, and applied/serious games. The group follows a human-computer interaction approach and explores user experience and interaction design. The research lab is part of the Immersive Realities Center which complements the research activities with teaching (undergraduate and continuing education), public outreach, and consultancy services.

For the lab, we need an experienced and passionate educational researcher to join the team to contribute to the research and development of a range of educational games and interactive educational experiences. As an educational researcher in the lab you help with and will be responsible for designing, testing, and validating educational games and interactive learning experiences.

Educational Researcher 100%

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Computer Science and Information Technology

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Tasks and job requirements

  • Create original instructional and training materials that are tightly integrated into our games and interactive experiences
  • Create user studies to test the instructional materials
  • Design and create assessments that can be integrated into our projects
  • Ensure the quality of our learning materials are of the highest standards
  • Work with the game designers to create new original learning designs and game mechanics for use in games
  • Develop feedback systems
  • Anticipate needs and take initiative to solve problems as they arise

Your profile

  • PhD in Curriculum Design and Assessment or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in assessment design and validation
  • 3+ years of experience in curriculum design and validation
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation design and implementation skills
  • Demonstrated data collection skills (e.g., interviewing, classroom observation, focus group moderation, and survey administration
  • Demonstrated qualitative data analysis skills
  • Expertise in formative assessment and feedback research with a track record of scholarly contributions
  • Experience in formative assessment design and evaluation with notable contributions to applied settings
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask, address issues quickly and efficiently, and work independently
  • English and/or German

Our offer to you

  • a responsible and engaging work environment with the opportunity to actively participate in designing and developing the next educational games using the latest tools and technologies
  • a professional and innovative working environment in productive proximity to the areas of research, teaching, and services
  • the opportunity for interdisciplinary networking and collaboration within and outside the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and departments for Information Technology and Design & Art
  • the position will be offered for a period of three years
  • the HSLUI campus in Rotkreuz as an attractive place to work

Location

Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Suurstoffi 1
6343 Rotrkeuz

Inquiries

André Thomas
Lecturer
T +41 41 228 24 52
andre.thomas@hslu.ch