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Senior Lecturer in Games Design and Development

Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cardiff School of Technologies

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We're delighted to have recently won two prestigious awards – the Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide Welsh University of the Year 2021.

If you have a record of achievement that demonstrates the commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm to contribute to our global learning community through excellent teaching, scholarship, research and innovation, along with a shared passion for our values and vision, we look forward to receiving your application. We are particularly keen to hear from, and to support, applicants who will help develop our research standing and who will enhance the diversity of our university, our community and our partnerships.

The Opportunity 

Cardiff School of Technologies (CST) was formally launched in 2018 and has seen rapid growth, with now over 1,000 students engaged on a range of programmes spanning computing, digital and smart technology, data science and informatics, cyber security, electronics and robotics engineering. This rapid development has necessitated the recruitment of enthusiastic academics to contribute to the establishment and growth of the School by teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and in developing the underpinning research environment in key areas. Over 20 organisations have endorsed the School including Sony, the BBC, Office for National Statistics and a wide range of digital and technology companies and colleges in the Cardiff Capital Region which are work in partnership with the University to develop and deliver applied programmes.

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in the field of Technologies or related area, and teaching experience on relevant programmes is essential. 

To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

We require academic staff able to cover delivery across a range of topics such as, but not limited to: 

  • Computer Science, with particular knowledge and expertise in data science, computational thinking, data structures and algorithms.
  • Software Engineering, with particular knowledge and expertise in modelling, software systems, programming, development and testing.
  • Human-Computer Interaction, with particular knowledge and expertise of UX and UI, underlying principles of creative and interaction design, design for computing and multimedia.
  • Games Design and Development, with particular knowledge and expertise in game design principles, implementation of mechanics in the modern game engine and asset pipelines.
  • Electronics, with knowledge and expertise in areas such as engineering mathematics, smart grids, energy storage and VLSI.

Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department and to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

What we are looking for 

  • An in-depth knowledge of specialist subject and professional area.
  • An in-depth understanding of pedagogy.
  • An in-depth understanding of research/enterprise and scholarly activity.
  • Ability to design, develop and deliver a range of programmes at various levels.
  • Ability to review programme design on a regular basis to ensure compliance with quality standards and academic regulations and to make alterations where appropriate.
  • Ability to contribute to the achievement of the School Development Plan and the institutions strategic planning processes.
  • Ability to develop research objectives, prepare proposals, carry out independent research, referee and contribute to peer assessment.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for strategic development/improvement e.g. research projects, new courses, consultancy.
  • Ability to identify (through the analysis of appropriate management information) areas requiring improved performance e.g. student numbers, student satisfaction. 
  • Experience of HE teaching or equivalent.
  • Experience of providing academic leadership and first line support/mentoring for other colleagues.
  • Experience of engaging in pedagogic and practitioner research.
  • A good honours degree.
  • Doctoral qualification.
  • Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, within agreed timescales (as soon as is practicably possible and definitely within three years of commencement of employment).

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Dr Paul Angel Head of Department – Computer Science at PNAngel@cardiffmet.ac.uk or Stuart McNeil Head of Department Applied Computing and Engineering at SMcNeil@cardiffmet.ac.uk or for further information about working with us at our University please visit our recruitment website.

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further Information

Please read our Candidate Pack or visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £47,419 to £54,943
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th April 2022
Closes: 16th May 2022
Job Ref: 22REQ0002038
   
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