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Senior Lecturer Computer Games Development

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £42,418 - £49,149 per annum*
Location: Southampton
Vacancy Group: School of Media, Arts & Technology
Category: Academic
Closing Date: 24/09/2017
Date Posted: 27/09/2017
Reference: 0000006201

Description

37 hours per week

The Computer Games & Digital Arts Group are committed to the delivery of high quality teaching, applied research and a ‘real-world’ learning experience focussed on graduate employability and enterprise.

Computer games development is a growing area within the Group.  Applications are invited for the position of Senior Lecturer specialising in Computer Games Development to contribute to curriculum development and extend links with the games industry.

Applicants for this post should be well proven developers in a professional environment. An in-depth knowledge of C++, Object-Oriented development, Graphics Programming (e.g. DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan) techniques is required. You will have experience of games development in the mainstream or independent sectors. Particularly desirable is expertise in Console development (specifically PS4). Also desirable is expertise in, or a working knowledge in one or more of the following: Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR and Agile development environments.

Experience of teaching or training would be an advantage, as would postgraduate academic or educational qualifications. However, the confidence to communicate complex technical knowledge and ideas to students, together with the desire to inspire and motivate, is essential.

Course Leadership may be available for the successful candidate if appropriately experienced and qualified.

Applicants should have a willingness to be involved in research and/or enterprise within the group.

With a strong track record of innovation and creativity, Southampton Solent University has grown to become one of the country’s leading new universities with strong local roots as well as a renowned international reputation.
 
Now, with a bold and ambitious five-year strategy in place, we aim to build on these achievements as we meet the needs of students and employers within a rapidly changing higher education arena.

Some unsocial hours and UK/international travel may be required.

*a market supplement may also be available depending on qualifications and experience

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have a degree in Computing or a related discipline?
  • Do you have significant professional experience of games development?

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Benefits
Teachers' Pension Scheme: www.teacherspensions.co.uk
Holiday: 35 days per annum plus bank holidays
Christmas Closure: In addition to holiday entitlement
Childcare Vouchers: Salary sacrifice scheme
Relocation Scheme: Terms and conditions apply

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