Vacancy ID:
2975
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Informatics
Vacancy terms:
Full Time, Permanent
Salary details:
Grade 8 £40,322 - £49,553 per annum
Hours per week:
37.5
02 May 2021
About the role

The University of Leicester is a world-leading institution, marked by a belief in the synergy of research and teaching. We are entering an exciting new phase of the development of our university to implement an ambitious and transformative agenda for 2021 and beyond.

Creative Computing is an innovative new programme which typifies this transformation. It is highly transdisciplinary, combining creativity, computing and business in roughly equal measure. We are located in the School of Informatics but draw upon contributions from across the university. We are seeking to appoint a new lecturer to join the team led by Founding Professor Andrew Hugill. The 2021/22 academic year will see the first set of graduates from the new BA/BSc in Creative Computing. The new staff member will therefore be able to make a substantial contribution to the evolution and delivery of this exciting programme. At the same time, they will develop research in areas that build upon the existing work being undertaken.

We we are especially interested in candidates with the following areas of specialism.

Computer Games, for example focusing on:

  • Games Programming
  • Games Design
  • Entertainment Design and Technologies
  • Gamification and games in culture

Expertise or potential in one or more of the following areas is desirable:

  • Applications of AI in the creative sector;
  • Modern software development processes, such as agile;
  • Entrepreneurial skills and links with the wider creative technologies sector;
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and future-oriented thinking.
About you
You will be expected to have skills in computer programming. The role includes the development and delivery of teaching in the respective areas as well as contributions to the administration and management of the programme. University of Leicester is a research-intensive university. Different areas of activity are balanced by a departmental workload model to ensure fair and transparent balance between staff and different areas of activity.
 
For more information on the role and its responsibilities please see the Job Summary Form. 
Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Andrew Hugill on ah619@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 2656.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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