University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games (Visual Effects and Animation)

United Kingdom

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Job title

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games (Visual Effects and Animation)

Job reference

BEDS2680

Date posted

05/02/2024

Application closing date

01/03/2024

Location

Luton

Salary

Lecturer Grade 7 £38,205- £45,585 per annum Senior Lecturer Grade 8 £46,974- £56,021 per annum

Contract

Permanent

Contractual hours

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Basis

Full time

Job category/type

Academic

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Job information

The School of Computer Science and Technology is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic candidate for the role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games (Visual Effects and Animation) who will help deliver (lecturer) or lead (senior lecturer) the enhancement and delivery of the School's teaching, research, and enterprise activities.

The School of Computer Science and Technology (CST) not only provides students with the most cutting-edge knowledge of Computer Science and Engineering but also equips them with the ability to apply their skills to address real-world challenges, ensuring they graduate empowered to make positive contributions to society and the economy. CST thrives on providing an innovative education with a unique combination of practice and research-led teaching, ensuring our students have the most up-to-date knowledge of the field and are prepared to adapt to disruptive future landscapes.

CST places its students at the centre of everything. We are driven to improve all student outcomes, working in close collaboration with industry partners to drive positive destinations for our graduates and strengthen student support to decrease attainment gaps and drive continuation.

CST is home to six subject areas: Computer Science, IT, Cybersecurity and Computer Networking, Creative Technologies, and Engineering. Our activities are supported by the University's significant investment (circa £40m) in a brand-new STEM building, which opened in 2019. This building comprises state- of-the-art teaching and research labs.

CST has a growing international reputation for providing high-quality education that is underpinned by impactful research. The School performed well on the recent REF2021 exercise and has a large suite of funded research projects, which it seeks to build upon.

The successful candidate will be required to make a major contribution to teaching and research within the area of Games, Visual Effects, and Animation. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in several of the following areas: computer programming for games design , 2D and 3D graphics for games or animation, compositing / VFX , and virtual and augmented reality.

The successful candidate will be expected to be research-active in areas that align with Games, Visual Effects, and Animation. Candidates will typically be educated to PhD level in a relevant discipline (or have gained equivalent professional experience) and possess sufficient specialist knowledge of creative technologies to develop teaching programmes and the delivery of learning support.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Edward Braund, Head of School, via email [email protected].

Interviews will be held on w/c 11 th and 18th March 2024.

For a full job description and person specification for the Lecturer post please click here, for the Senior Lecturer post please click here.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

To apply:

Please quote reference number and job title. Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Job details

Title

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games (Visual Effects and Animation)

Employer

University of Bedfordshire

Location

United Kingdom

Published

February 06, 2024

Application deadline

March 01, 2024

Job type

Lecturer

Field

Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Engineering

About the employer

The University of Bedfordshire is located in Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom. This university was founded in 1882 but it achieved the position of a university in 1992 and was known as the University of Luton. This is a public university. The name the University of Bedfordshire was adopted in 2006 after the approval of the Privy Council after the merging of the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.

The university will give about up to 2,400 GBP cash to students of undergraduate studies. The Merit Scholarship spans worth 2,400 GBP and is paid for 3 academic years that is awarded to people with a high level of academic achievement and to those who can score 112 UCAS points or more. Even if a student does not achieve this level the university will give about 1,500 GBP over three academic years along with the bursary or 1,000 GBP over 2 academic years if the student is a top-up one receiving Level 5 bursary. There are many other qualifications for grants and bursaries like the Care Leavers Bursary that is available to the students that are ‘open to care’ and can be supported by the local authorities leaving care services.

The chancellor is John Bercow (former speaker of the House of Commons) and the vice-chancellor is Bill Rammell. There are a total of 14,000 students on the campus as of 2016-2017 out of which 10,860 are undergraduates and 3,140 are postgraduates for the same year. There are about 4,500 international students at the university. The university is sprawled across six campuses; there are 4 campuses in Bedfordshire, in Luton and Bedford, 2 campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury (for the students of Midwifery and Nursing) and in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university had entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and had achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7 percent internationally.

Top assessment units were Cultural and Media Studies, Communication, Social Work Social Policy and Administration along with English Language and Literature. As of 2012, the university received the status of FairTrade. There are four faculties that are the Health and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Education and Sports, and Science and Technologies. Notable alumni include Gemma Hunt, Richard Page among others.

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