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Lecturer in Games Technology

University of the West of England, Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (grade G)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: R03036

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.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

Why UWE Bristol? 

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

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • hybrid working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Professor Tim Brailsford on 0117 328 6827 or email:  

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.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK.

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