Lecturer in Game Programming

Falmouth University
February 12, 2023
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About The Role

Falmouth University's Games Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Game Programming to join its dynamic teaching team. It's an exciting time to be joining us as we grow as a University as we continue to offer quality-led relevant courses for students.

It is anticipated this role will include the leadership and delivery of four modules which could span multiple courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Games Academy. Potential modules could include ‘Advanced Game Programming', ‘Digital Game Technologies', ‘Development Principles', and/or ‘Graphics & Simulations'. You can find descriptions of these modules on our curriculum management system here.

This role will also involve responsibilities related to: personal tutoring, taking an interest in the experience and well-being of a set group of students; teaching policy, namely, contributing to our Transdisciplinary Group Working Strategy; and link tutoring, assisting the Head of Subject to coordinate and support our partnerships with other institutions. . If appropriate to your research, you may also be involved in the supervision of doctoral candidates.

All Lecturers are expected to engage in research and innovation, defining an individual research and innovation plan which is anticipated to align with one or more of our research programmes. Programmes of interest might include Digital Learning, Immersive Experience Design, Data Integration and Visualisation, Content Development Pipeline Automation, Game Studies, and Technology for Health and Wellbeing.

About You

The ideal candidate will be an inspiring and engaging educator who can help students across our Computing, Game Development, and Game Art provision. You will be someone who has expertise in advanced game programming and the associated computational mathematics and engines, but who will be comfortable supervising diverse teams formed of students from many different disciplines including art, animation, audio, design, programming, and writing to help them make games using industry-standard tools and practices. You will be working closely with students to help them make games using Unreal across one-on-one tutorials, small group supervisions, critiques, large lectures and workshops, and expo events.

We have a particular interest in expanding our capacity to support our students with C++ programming and our teams using Unreal 5 engine, and so it is likely the successful candidate will act as the programming tutor for C++/Unreal as part of this role.

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following:

  • Advanced knowledge of game programming and digital game technologies
  • Experience working in recent versions of Unreal engine
  • Understanding of how computer science and mathematics are applied to game development
  • Demonstrable commitment to research and innovation in a digital games technology context or a closely related context
  • Good connections with industry and professional practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • We welcome applications from people across a wide range of backgrounds, including those with an industry background.

    For full details of the skills/experience required, please see the full job description above.

    To apply for this position please upload a CV and Supporting Statement via the "Apply" button below.

    The closing date for this role is Sunday 12 February 2023.

    About Us

    As an employer of choice we can offer the successful candidate for this role a range of benefits, including:

    - Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.

    - 35 days + 8 days bank holiday.

    - Relocation Assistance to 10% of salary.

    - Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)

    - Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay

    - Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker) Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www. falmouth.ac.uk/jobs. Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

    A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth's strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University's HR policies and procedures in full. Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

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