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Lecturer Serious Games / Learning in XR 60-100%

Closing Date
WorkplaceRotkreuz, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
60% - 100%
Job Start01.08.2023 or later

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 was established in 2018 and investigates how people use augmented and virtual reality technologies. The group focuses on the role of users in these contexts and studies new types of interactions. Current AR/VR projects include among others participatory design within urban planning projects, a serious game for beekeepers, a hybrid art exhibition, and tangible learning tools for teaching about electricity. All projects have in common strong interdisciplinarity and pursue the overall mission of facilitating understanding.

We are currently looking to grow our team starting 01.08.2023 or later:

Lecturer Serious Games / Learning in XR 60-100%

Your Tasks

  • Application-oriented research activities in XR (Augmented and Virtual Reality) in the fields of training, learning and (serious) games
  • Acquisition and management of research and service projects
  • Teaching at Bachelor and Master level (Game Design, Game Development and other topics) at the Department of Computer Science and possibly other departments such as Engineering & Architecture and Design & Art
  • Supervision of student projects (Bachelor and Master level)
  • Supporting the Public Outreach Team with events, talks and consulting requests
  • Collaboration on continuing education programs (e.g. CAS)
  • National and international networking in the AR/VR field


  • University degree (ideally with doctorate and/or several years of practical experience)
  • Experience in acquisition and management of research and service projects
  • Experience in writing scientific publications
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge as well as experience with AR and VR applications
  • Experience with game engines such as Unity
  • Good programming skills, e.g. C# or C++
  • Knowledge in the field of Human Computer Interaction (qualitative and/or quantitative studies, user-centered design, user experience), serious games and training or learning applications
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Ability to present complex issues in an understandable way

We offer

  • A lively research environment in a diverse and international team
  • Possibility to set your own priorities and to realize them in the areas of research, teaching and services
  • Integration into the Immersive Realities Research Lab and the Immersive Realities Center
  • Interdisciplinary and application-oriented projects on a wide range of topics such as interaction design, serious games, participatory design, art and culture, visualization and building information modeling
  • Excellently equipped AR/VR lab and showroom
  • Contemporary employment and working conditions
  • Attractive workplace on our modern campus in the immediate vicinity of Rotkreuz train station

Contact and Address


Prof. Dr. Eckart Zitzler
Vice-Dean and Head of Research
T +41 41 757 68 31


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