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Lecturer in Games Technology

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology (CSCT)

We are currently expanding our Games Technology activities in the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology (CSCT) at UWE Bristol, and we are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Games Technology.  This area is well established in CSCT, we offer a BSc in Games Technology which attracts around 300 applicants a year for 85 places and a MSc programme. Maintaining and developing links with industry is at the forefront of our activities. Over the past 5 years we have worked alongside Rolls Royce, ClairCity, Samsung, Sony, Aardman and many independents. Games Technology is also home to our internal games studio ‘PlayWest’ and has many connections with the University’s technology and innovation hub - The Foundry.

CSCT is a rapidly expanding department with about 110 academic staff and over 1,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students.  It offers a state if the art range of programmes in a wide range of computing disciplines.

About you:  Candidates for this post should possess, as a minimum, a BSc in Games Technology or a closely related discipline. A post-graduate qualification and experience with research is desirable, as is significant industry experience working directly in the Games Industry.

We are looking for someone who has expertise in one or more of the following areas: gameplay programming; game engines, casual and serious game applications and game design.

As the primary focus of this role will be teaching, and we would expect the candidate to have a genuine desire/passion to teach about Games Technology. We are also looking to grow our commercial and research activities, and as such we are keen to encourage applications from candidates who have a proven track record of commercial games projects and obtaining funding within the industry.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we have TEF Gold status and are ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021 and 29th  in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits.

Further information

This is a permanent post and is full-time working on a 100% contract.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We celebrate individuality and are proud to be part of a city renowned for being inclusive and culturally diverse. Join us, and find yourself in a vibrant, stimulating and supportive environment. Our people are our strength and it takes people from all backgrounds to make UWE Bristol a success. Add to our difference and help set us apart.

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 G grade salary scales
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st August 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: R02881
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