Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Games Technology

Portsmouth, UK
£35845 - £39152 per annum
Jun 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

School of Creative Technologies

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Games Technology

Employment type: Permanent

Employment basis: Full-time

Salary: Lecturer £35,845 - £39,152 per annum

Senior Lecturer £40,322 - £49,553 per annum

Post number: ZZ006004

Date published: 15 June 2020

Closing date: 09 July 2020

Interview date: 29 July 2020

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, it is also ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian League Table University Guide, and 113th in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

We are currently looking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer to the School of Creative Technologies . The successful applicant will join a highly successful and friendly team and work across the School but primarily within the 'Play, Code, Create' theme currently consisting of Computer Games Technology, Computer Games Enterprise and Creative Computing.

The School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth is a vibrant future-facing environment in which students and staff work at the cutting edge of a variety of creative and technological disciplines. We've a playful yet serious approach to developing world-class learning and research. We're currently working around three interrelated themes: Play, Code, Create ; Human Experience Design ; and, Sound and Vision . Each of our degree programmes and work in research and innovation is related to one or more of our themes.

You will augment our teams who deliver the well-established BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, Computer Games Enterprise and other related courses, including MSc Creative Technologies within the School. You will have demonstrable knowledge of the process of building games to an industrial standard plus expertise in a range of appropriate software. A passion for developing and diversifying the field of creative technologies is essential, as is evidence of the ability to teach at Higher Education level.

Creativity, diversity, flexibility and innovation are key in helping us fulfil our potential, so applicants should demonstrate an ability to work well as part of a team but will also flourish as individuals within our vibrant and exciting School. Alongside Computer Games Technology we have multi-disciplinary subject specialists in Animation, Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Creative Computing, Creative Media Technologies, Digital Media, Music Technology and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Our industry-standard facilities and very strong suite of courses have allowed us to work closely with partners on many projects, both across the University and in the wider industry.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. We are committed to equality. As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University's 5 values (inspiring; challenging; innovative; responsible; enabling). Furthermore Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University's Strategy and a central part of everything we do, including ensuring we recruit the World's best candidates regardless of background or identity.

Please note that Non-EEA applicants can be considered for positions that have been advertised for less than 28 days unless they are currently living outside of the UK or a current Tier 2 visa holder in a different profession or at a different employer. The post must meet the minimum skills and salary requirements as set out in the UKVI immigration rules .

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

It would be great to hear from you - for further information please contact the Head of School, Dr Adrian Hull - adrian.hull@port.ac.uk - and/or the Academic Lead for "Play, Code, Create", Dr Neil Dansey - neil.dansey@port.ac.uk .

Although the post is available as either a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, only one appointment will be made. Please note each post has a different person specification/ job description. You should also indicate in the 'reasons for applying section' whether you wish to be considered for the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position.

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