CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and or Games Development

Location
Cardiff (Caerdydd) (GB)
Salary
£46,718 - £54,131 per annum
Posted
10 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and or Games Development x 3 positions available

School/Unit: Cardiff School of Technologies

Location: Llandaff Campus, Cardiff

Salary: Grade 8A/B, £46,718 - £54,131 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Tenure: Permanent

Welsh University of the Year 2021 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Our performance in this year’s Guide is exceptional.  Our University was the biggest riser in Wales, and the third biggest in the UK, placing us in the UK top 40 for student satisfaction with teaching quality and the wider student experience. 

We are very pleased that our strong performance has resulted in the University attracting high numbers of well qualified students and we are now seeking additional staff in both our academic schools and professional services departments.

The Opportunity

Cardiff School of Technologies is based on the Llandaff Campus and was launched in 2018. This new School, which focuses on computer and data science, cyber security, robotics and electronic engineering, already has around 900 students and has developed a thriving research community. The School ethos is to develop students in terms of their academic skills and knowledge and to give students an opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills, recognising the multi-disciplinary nature of their subject within an international context so that on graduating, they are rounded individuals with the competencies needed for industry and further study.  Programmes and modules are developed with stakeholders from industry, current research and students, ensuring a rounded curriculum.  As the School continues to grow it will build on existing partnerships with industry and add to its existing offering of degree apprenticeships like that in data analytics delivered jointly with the Office for National Statistics. 

Internationalisation plays a large part in the student experience as the School recognises that Computing and Engineering as disciplines, provide students an opportunity to develop their careers internationally, so great effort is put into expanding student horizons.  Students are offered the opportunity to attend international weeks that have been developed with partner universities. Responding to student demand and employer need, the School has been designed to support the growing number of digital and technology companies clustering in the Cardiff Capital Region and is key to developing the University’s already strong position as a top 12 UK HEI for graduate start-ups and is proud of its record in graduate employability.

We require academic staff able to cover Computer Science & AI, and all aspects of software engineering and information system specification and development. We are also interested in candidates with a specific focus on Games, VR, and AR development. The roles require an understanding of VR, AR graphics, simulation techniques and game engines as well as the required underlying software engineering and systems architecture principles.

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in the field of Computer Science and/or Games Development and very good teaching experience on relevant programmes is essential. 

To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our taught portfolio contributing to the delivery of BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Development, MSc Advanced Computer Science and MSc Data Science and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department and to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

What we are looking for - Experience & Strengths

An in-depth knowledge of specialist subject and professional area.

An in-depth understanding of pedagogy.

An in-depth understanding of research/enterprise and scholarly activity.

Ability to design, develop and deliver a range of programmes at various levels.

Ability to review programme design on a regular basis to ensure compliance with quality standards and academic regulations and to make alterations where appropriate.

Ability to contribute to the achievement of the School Development Plan and the institutions strategic planning processes.

Ability to develop research objectives, prepare proposals, carry out independent research, referee and contribute to peer assessment.

Ability to identify opportunities for strategic development/improvement e.g. research projects, new courses, consultancy.

Ability to identify (through the analysis of appropriate management information) areas requiring improved performance e.g. student numbers, student satisfaction.

Experience of HE teaching or equivalent.

Experience of providing academic leadership and first line support/mentoring for other colleagues.

Experience of engaging in pedagogic and practitioner research

What we are looking for - Essential Qualifications

A good honours degree

Doctoral qualification

Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, within agreed timescales (as soon as is practicably possible and definitely within three years of commencement of employment).

How to apply

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Dr Paul Angel, Head of Department – Computer Science at pnangel@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

To start your application please visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: Friday, 15th January 2021, 16:30pm

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. Our Strategic Plan underpins our commitment to recruit and retain the best talent and we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds.  We appoint on merit.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all of our recruitment is being conducted virtually. We aim to respond to your application as soon as possible.

Further Information

Full Job Description and Person Specification

Our Candidate Pack

Please visit our website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

Teitl y Swydd: Uwch Ddarlithydd yn Cyfrifiadureg a / neu Ddatblygu Gemau x 3 swydd ar gael

Lleoliad: Campws Llandaf

Ysgol/Uned: Ysgol Dechnolegau Caerdydd

Cyflog: Gradd 8A/B, £46,718 - £54,131 y flwyddyn

Oriau: 37 awr yr wythnos

Deiliadaeth: Parhaol

Prifysgol y Flwyddyn yng Nghymru 2021 gan The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Mae ein perfformiad yng nghanllaw eleni yn eithriadol.  Ein Prifysgol ddangosodd y cynnydd mwyaf yng Nghymru, a'r trydydd mwyaf yn y DU, gan ein rhoi yn y 40 uchaf yn y DU ar gyfer boddhad myfyrwyr ag ansawdd addysgu a phrofiad ehangach myfyrwyr. 

Rydym yn falch iawn bod ein perfformiad cryf wedi golygu bod y Brifysgol wedi denu niferoedd uchel o fyfyrwyr â chymwysterau da ac rydym bellach yn chwilio am staff ychwanegol yn ein hysgolion academaidd a'n hadrannau gwasanaethau proffesiynol.

Y Cyfle

Mae Ysgol Dechnolegau Caerdydd yn seiliedig ar Gampws Llandaf ac fe’i lansiwyd yn 2018. Mae gan yr Ysgol newydd hon, sy'n canolbwyntio ar wyddoniaeth gyfrifiadurol a data, seiberddiogelwch, roboteg a pheirianneg electronig, eisoes oddeutu 900 o fyfyrwyr ac mae wedi datblygu cymuned ymchwil lewyrchus. Ethos yr Ysgol yw datblygu myfyrwyr o ran eu sgiliau a'u gwybodaeth academaidd a rhoi cyfle i fyfyrwyr ddatblygu eu sgiliau personol a phroffesiynol, gan gydnabod natur amlddisgyblaethol eu pwnc o fewn cyd-destun rhyngwladol fel eu bod, wrth raddio, yn unigolion cyflawn sydd â'r cymwyseddau sydd eu hangen ar gyfer diwydiant ac astudiaeth bellach.  Datblygir rhaglenni a modiwlau gyda rhanddeiliaid o ddiwydiant, ymchwil gyfredol a myfyrwyr, gan sicrhau cwricwlwm crwn.  Wrth i'r ysgol barhau i dyfu bydd yn adeiladu ar bartneriaethau presennol gyda diwydiant ac yn ychwanegu at ei chynnig presennol o brentisiaethau gradd fel yr un mewn dadansoddeg data a ddarperir ar y cyd â'r Swyddfa Ystadegau Gwladol. 

Mae rhyngwladoli yn chwarae rhan fawr ym mhrofiad y myfyriwr gan fod yr Ysgol yn cydnabod bod Cyfrifiadura a Pheirianneg fel disgyblaethau, yn rhoi cyfle i fyfyrwyr ddatblygu eu gyrfaoedd yn rhyngwladol, felly rhoddir ymdrech fawr i ehangu gorwelion myfyrwyr.  Cynigir cyfle i fyfyrwyr fynychu wythnosau rhyngwladol sydd wedi'u datblygu gyda phrifysgolion partner. Gan ymateb i alw myfyrwyr ac angen cyflogwyr, dyluniwyd yr Ysgol i gefnogi'r nifer cynyddol o gwmnïau digidol a thechnoleg sy'n clystyru ym Mhrifddinas-Ranbarth Caerdydd ac mae'n allweddol i ddatblygu safle cryf y Brifysgol eisoes fel 12 SAU gorau'r DU ar gyfer cychwyn graddedigion. ac mae'n falch o'i record ym maes cyflogadwyedd graddedigion.

Rydym yn gofyn am staff academaidd sy'n gallu ymdrin â Chyfrifiadureg ac AI, a phob agwedd ar beirianneg meddalwedd a manyleb a datblygiad system wybodaeth. Mae gennym ddiddordeb hefyd mewn ymgeiswyr sydd â ffocws penodol ar ddatblygu Gemau, VR ac AR. Mae'r rolau'n gofyn am ddealltwriaeth o VR, graffeg AR, technegau efelychu a pheiriannau gêm yn ogystal â'r egwyddorion peirianneg meddalwedd sylfaenol a phensaernïaeth systemau.

Byddwch yn weithiwr proffesiynol brwdfrydig a chyfeillgar gyda sgiliau cyfathrebu a rhyngbersonol ardderchog ynghyd ag ymrwymiad i ddarparu profiad rhagorol i fyfyrwyr. Mae proffil ymchwil sefydledig neu addawol ym maes Cyfrifiadureg a/neu Datblygu Gemau a phrofiad addysgu da iawn ar raglenni perthnasol yn hanfodol. 

Er mwyn bod yn llwyddiannus byddwch yn cyfoethogi profiad ein myfyrwyr ymhellach drwy eich arbenigedd a'ch gwybodaeth am bwnc fel y dangosir drwy eich cymwysterau a'ch profiad.

Prif Ddyletswyddau a Chyfrifoldebau

Bydd gofyn i chi wneud cyfraniad sylweddol at gyflawni ein portffolio a addysgir gan gyfrannu at gyflawni BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Development, MSc Advanced Computer Science a MSc Data Science a meysydd eraill o'n cwricwlwm craidd yn dibynnu ar eich meysydd arbenigedd a phrofiad. Yn frwdfrydig am addysgeg myfyriwr-ganolog, byddwch yn cyfrannu at ddarparu addysg, gan gynnwys rheoli rhaglenni yn ôl yr angen, ar draws yr ystod o raglenni israddedig ac ôl-raddedig. Byddwch hefyd yn gwneud cyfraniad sylweddol at gyflogadwyedd, ac ymgysylltu proffesiynol â sefydliadau mewnol ac allanol perthnasol, ar lefel ranbarthol, genedlaethol a rhyngwladol.

Disgwylir i chi gyfrannu at broffil ymchwil yr adran a chwrdd â'r gofynion ansoddol a meintiol ar gyfer eu cyflwyno i'r Fframwaith Rhagoriaeth Ymchwil nesaf.

Yr hyn rydym yn chwilio amdano - Profiad a Chryfderau

  • Gwybodaeth fanwl am bwnc arbenigol a maes proffesiynol.
  • Dealltwriaeth fanwl o addysgeg.
  • Dealltwriaeth fanwl o ymchwil / menter a gweithgaredd ysgolheigaidd. 
  • Y gallu i ddylunio, datblygu a darparu ystod o raglenni ar wahanol lefelau.
  • Y gallu i adolygu dyluniad rhaglenni yn rheolaidd i sicrhau cydymffurfiad â safonau ansawdd a rheoliadau academaidd ac i wneud newidiadau lle bo hynny'n briodol.
  • Y gallu i gyfrannu at gyflawni'r Cynllun Datblygu Ysgol a phrosesau cynllunio strategol y sefydliad.
  • Y gallu i ddatblygu amcanion ymchwil, paratoi cynigion, cynnal ymchwil annibynnol, dyfarnu a chyfrannu at asesiad cymheiriaid.
  • Y gallu i nodi cyfleoedd ar gyfer datblygu / gwella strategol e.e. Prosiectau ymchwil, cyrsiau newydd ac ymgynghoriaeth.
  • Profiad o addysgu AU neu gymhwyster cyfatebol.
  • Profiad o ddarparu arweinyddiaeth academaidd a chefnogaeth / mentora llinell gyntaf i gydweithwyr eraill. 
  • Profiad o gymryd rhan mewn ymchwil addysgeg ac ymarferwyr a thystiolaeth gysylltiedig o sicrhau cyllid ymchwil.

Yr hyn rydym yn chwilio amdano - Cymwysterau Hanfodol

  • Gradd anrhydedd da.
  • Cymhwyster doethuriaeth mewn disgyblaeth berthnasol.
  • Y gallu i gyflawni Statws Cymrawd fel rhan o gynllun Cydnabod Proffesiynol yr Academi Addysg Uwch, o fewn amserlenni y cytunwyd arnynt (cyn gynted ag y bo hynny'n ymarferol bosibl ac yn bendant o fewn tair blynedd i ddechrau'r gyflogaeth).

Sut i wneud cais

Os hoffech siarad â ni am y cyfle hwn, cysylltwch ag Dr Paul Angel, Pennaeth Adran Cyfrifiadureg ar pnangel@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

I ddechrau eich cais ewch i'r www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/jobs

Dyddiad cau: Dydd Gwener, 15fed Ionawr 2021, 16:30 pm

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Rydym wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi a hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb ac amrywiaeth ac i greu amgylchedd gwaith cynhwysol. Mae ein Cynllun Strategol yn sail i'n hymrwymiad i recriwtio a chadw'r dalent orau ac rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl o gefndiroedd amrywiol.  Rydym yn penodi ar sail teilyngdod.

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