Uppsala University, Department of Game Design

The Department of Game Design is part of the Faculty of History and Philosophy at Uppsala University. Its teaching and research alike are highly advanced. The Department has some 450 full-time students, roughly half of whom are from outside Sweden, and about 45 employees in various job categories. It offers teaching in game design and development at basic and advanced level, with graphics, project management and programming as minors. All education takes place in English.

Game Design is located at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland, an international campus in the middle of world heritage town Visby.

For employment as a teaching assistant, it is a requirement that you are admitted as a student at undergraduate or advanced level.

Read more on the Game Design´s website here.

We hereby announce one to two temporary positions as an Teaching assistant 10% of a full-time position in Game Design with a specialisation in programming. Mainly to support students in the programming courses.

The position as an Teaching assistant includes teaching-related and administrative duties associated with the Game Design study programmes. More specifically, they involve answering the students’ questions and assisting in practical course modules through tutoring and providing guidance with programming related issues, and helping to process student assignments.

Administrative tasks include, but are not limited to, receiving and passing on students’ questions, as well as assisting with evaluations and other administration work.

You are studying on any of the Game Design programmes at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, at either of the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level. You are knowledgeable in Git as well as C++. Preferably, you should also be familiar with the structure and pedagogical idea of the game design programmes, especially the Bachelor Programme in Game Design and Programming. An ability to follow instructions as well as language skills in spoken and written English is a requirement.

As a Teaching Assistant, you are required to take own initiatives, cooperate with others and make value judgements on how to spend your work hours. You must be capable of independently carrying out and completing your duties within specified time limits. Heavy emphasis will be laid on personal suitability.

Additional qualifications
Experience of more software, more programming languages and specifically experience working with software such as Unity, Unreal and Jira is meritorious.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 12. Scope of employment 10%.
Starting date 26 August 2024 or as agreed until 31 January 2025. Placement: Visby

For further information about the position, please contact: Olle Jansson, Head of the Department. E-mail olle.jansson@speldesign.uu.se

Please submit your application by 7 June 2025, UFV-PA 2024/1858

Application procedure: The application must contain a personal letter describing yourself and your experience, and explaining why you are applying for the job (max one pages). In addition, the application must contain a CV and a transcript of your study results.

About Campus Gotland: Uppsala University Campus Gotland offers the best of two worlds: the full-scale university’s broad offering and weight and a unique, small-scale campus in an interdisciplinary research environment. Campus Gotland is a hub for the University’s research and education in sustainability. Find out what it’s like to live on Gotland.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 22 August or as agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 10%
City Visby
County Gotlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1858
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 22.May.2024
Last application date 07.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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