Lecturer in Computer Games and Artificial Intelligence

University of Essex - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE). The School is a large and vibrant department in the Faculty of Science and Health. CSEE is internationally known for its research in a range of areas, and offers an excellent education to its students. The School is expanding due to increasing student numbers, and now wishes to appoint additional lecturers to help us grow our teaching and research.

Duties of the role
We wish to expand the School’s existing research in Artificial Intelligence and Games as well as open up and develop new research activities that will become recognised as outstanding and internationally leading. We are seeking ambitious candidates who can see themselves reaching professorial level in five to ten years.  The post will also include teaching on our computer games courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. This may include delivering existing modules and developing new ones and enhancing our research-led teaching in this area.

Other duties will include engaging in independent and/or collaborative research activity leading to the publication of research articles or other research outputs, which can be returned under the Research Excellence Framework engaging in other forms of research activity including seeking external funds to support this activity; contributing to the knowledge exchange activities of the School; supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students and carrying out administrative duties.

We particularly welcome applications from those who identify as female or non-binary as they are under-represented in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.

Qualifications and Skills required
Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline; or the expectation of a PhD qualification prior to the start of the appointment. You should also have a good degree in Computer Science or related discipline, as well as Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain such recognition by the end of your probationary period.

You will also be required to demonstrate proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways. Additionally, you will be expected to evidence a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes and evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile. The successful applicant will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk  contains more information about the University of Essex.  If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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