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Research Associate in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Denver, Colorado 80204
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
University of Colorado – College of Arts and Media
Research Associate
The University of Colorado Denver is comprised of Denver Downtown Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offers over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in nearly $400 million annually in sponsored research.
The Comcast Media and Technology Center (CMTC), a visionary collaboration between College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) and College of Arts & Media (CAM), is situated in the Tivoli Student Union at CU Denver’s downtown campus. The center is led by two faculty Co-Directors – one each from CEAS and CAM. Configured as an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary center for innovation, CMTC allows a confluence of expertise and knowledge. Through a unique blending of design, engineering, and technology, CMTC’s central purpose is to foster a creative environment. The strategic intent is to encourage action-orientated education, research, commercial enterprises, and community services that are empathetically driven, economically sustainable, and environmentally responsible. CMTC operates across the fields of computer science, engineering, design, arts, media, and other relevant and evolving areas of media and technology.
Position Summary

This Research Associate position offers collaborative and independent research opportunities at the Comcast Media and Technology Center (CMTC) at University of Colorado Denver. This position leads and participates in virtual and augmented reality, human-computer interaction, and interactive media technology research teams as a project manager, collaborative contributor, and facilitator. The major responsibilities include providing leadership in the research and creative activities of CMTC. This position starts with an initial 2-year term as a joint appointment in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. Upon successful performance and appropriate funding generation, reappointment is possible.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and manage research projects in VR, AR, Human Computer Interaction, and broader Interactive Media Technology at CMTC
  • Develop new research directions with Co-Directors
  • Initiate sponsored research proposals and establish collaborative research teams to attract external funding
  • Author peer-reviewed papers
  • Assist in CMTC educational and outreach initiatives
  • Articulate the goals of the center, both within and outside the unit, and advocate for the center, students, and the faculty in pursuit of these aims
  • Work with project sponsor(s) to define project success criteria, timelines, milestones and deliverables


Required Qualifications:
  • PhD, DMA, MFA or terminal degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Design, Animation, or related disciplines (aligned with the programs and curricula in the College of Arts & Media or the College of Engineering and Applied Science) with an emphasis on VR, AR, human computer interaction, computer graphics and visualization, computer vision, or new interactive media technology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Should have an active research/creative work program
  • Should have participated in externally funded research projects under PIs
  • Ability to maintain a climate that is collegial, that respects and values diversity, that treats faculty, staff and learners fairly and that is hospitable to creativity and innovation 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Successful experience in grant funding
  • A scholarly record commensurate with career trajectory
  • Evidence of high-quality research and / or creative work
  • Experience in a higher education setting


  • Education and Research
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Design


  • Educational Services

College of Arts & Media


University of Colorado Denver

The first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment, the College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms.  We combine the latest technology with traditional methods, and we encourage our students to incorporate their discoveries of art's emerging dimensions with our comprehensive instruction on its classical forms.  

At the College of Arts & Media we inspire your artistic spirit while developing your problem solving skills, allowing you to not only increase your technical knowledge, but to also grasp the practical and professional application of your artistic endeavors.

Our faculty is comprised of artistic masters, educators connected to the regional, national pulse of art and entertainment.  The enthusiasm is contagious, and the individualized attention you receive from them exposes you to a diverse set of artistic ideas. 

The College of Arts & Media is located in downtown Denver and is at the heart of its thriving, dynamic arts community.  Whether you work as an intern at a local gallery, visit some of the nation's leading museums, or spend a night at one of Denver's historical music clubs, the urban setting yields endless opportunities for you to learn, experience, and create art both on and off the Auraria Campus.

Checkout “studio” – the official publication of CAM!

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