Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology Jobs in Bristol at University of the West of England

Title: Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology

Company: University of the West of England

Location: Bristol

Job description

About the vacancy: The Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology (CSCT) at UWE Bristol are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology.

Primarily contributing to the teaching of Games Development and Digital Media, the role sits within the Creative Technologies cluster of programmes, providing great opportunities to work collaboratively within this dynamic area.

Creative Technology is a thriving research area at UWE which is supported by the CTLab: an interdisciplinary research group that spans and intersects computer science and the creative arts. Our research focuses on interfaces between people and technology to enhance human perception and creative expression. The lab has recently received significant funding from UKRI to build ‘The Bridge’ a new disruptive, interdisciplinary research facility focusing on immersion, creative AI, motion capture, virtual production, and creative robotics.

About you: You should possess – as a minimum – a BSc in a discipline related to Creative Technology.

The role would suit either an industry professional looking to make a transition into academia, or an experienced academic within the area.

For an industry professional, significant experience of working as a game developer or creative technology professional is essential. We are particularly looking to recruit individuals with knowledge of game engines, game physics, game pipelines and Dev kits. An understanding of production process and large project GIT handling would also be advantageous. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with research expertise and/or skills in one or more of the following areas: Creative AI; Immersive Technologies; Virtual Production; Motion Capture; Graphics; User Experience.

For those already in an academic setting, we require at least three years’ experience working as a Senior Lecturer. With opportunities to research, we would expect the candidate to have a publication track record in an area relevant to creative technologies and to have completed a PhD in an associated area. Experience with content development for teaching is desirable, as is experience of academic leadership (as a module or course leader).

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

Where is this role based?
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.

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 are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’.

We are an ambitious and values led university. We’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.

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 including:

a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
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

We also boast an excellent in-house Learning & Development team who provide a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and our Academic Practice Directorate supports our academic colleagues to ensure the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours
Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic and female candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Natanya Ford on 0117 328 4379 or email: [email protected]

Please note that the University is closed from 23rd December to the 3rd January.

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

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based and all of your teaching will be on-site. However, there may be the opportunity for not-teaching work (research, administration, professional practice etc. to be conducted remotely if agreed with your line manager.

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. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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