Lecturer in Games Programming at Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Location: London, UK
Type: Full-Time
Category: Teaching


Goldsmiths University of London is a world-leading centre of educational excellence where ground-breaking research meets innovative teaching and thinking. We are looking for inspiring, talented people to help Goldsmiths build on its global reputation as we expand our capabilities as a true learning organisation.

The Department of Computing at Goldsmiths is a vibrant, innovative and intellectually stimulating environment in which to work and study. Over the last two decades, we have developed a unique view of computing as a creative practice-based discipline: we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of computer science research to the limits of other disciplines. We also take pride on our mission of teaching students to be innovative and practical professionals, to be able to think for themselves, and to bring creative solutions to employers and to society. This is true both for our on-campus students and our distance-learning students around the world. For over twenty years, we have been producing the distance learning computing programmes for the University of London (the world’s oldest distance learning provider). Our research is radically multi-disciplinary and varied, with a span that encompasses (a) strong emphasis on interactivity, virtual reality, and creative uses of computers, (b) data analytics in medical and commercial applications, and (c) quantum informatics and financial technologies, alongside much more as well. We have been highly successful in recent years, attracting exciting new members of staff, winning important research grants, and greatly expanding in size, impact, and mission. Working at Goldsmiths, you will help the Department of Computing to move to the next stage, in which we aim to reinforce our internationally significant position in interactivity, creative computing and games, while building up strength in data science and theoretical computer science, and other disciplines. The new recruits will be vital to these developments. Now is an exciting time to be joining this department. We are at the beginning of several major initiatives that will help us widen and deepen the influence of both our research and our teaching.

We are proud of our inclusive, friendly culture and continue to promote and encourage diversity with several policies, including the option to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from maternity leave and other breaks in service. The Department of Computing is committed to ensuring the selection process is fair and inclusive in all respects. We particularly welcome applications from women and BAME groups that are under-represented in UK Computer Science Departments.

Teaching Requirements
We are looking for people who can lead our BSc Games Programming teaching team, where you will review and redesign our curriculum and teach topics such as games development and games projects. You will also play a key role in supervising and administering projects work for both academic and externally sourced project topics. As a programme leader, you will be responsible for admissions and industry liaisons.

Research / Scholarship Requirements
We are looking for an outstanding individual with an established track record as a researcher or game designer or developer, who has a good reputation in the academic and / or world and the games community. We welcome innovative ideas on engaging students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of studying for a career in games, whether as a designer, researcher, or programmer.

• This job is available either in a Teaching and Scholarship role or in a Teaching and Research role, depending on your background and expertise.
• You will play a key role in ensuring high-quality learning experience of students of the programme.
• You will work with other members of the department to ensure that we deliver a coherent, relevant and forward-looking curriculum.
• You will work with those who have a remit for graduate outcomes, as well as with the careers service, to help raise the aspirations of students.

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