Lecturer in Games Design and Games Programming – University of Bolton

Deadline: 12:00 noon on 2 September 2015. Paid, Full-Time.

Lecturer in Games Design and Games Programming – Full-Time (1 FTE) AC2/Grade 7
The School of Creative Technologies

Ref: CTE-068/A

The University of Bolton has embarked on an ambitious enhancement agenda as a “teaching intensive, research informed” University. Its robust financial position and recent achievements put the University in a good position to capitalise on the challenges and opportunities of the current HE environment.

This role-holder will lead and contribute to the delivery, development, research and administrative support of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which will include the academic and personal support of students.

Relevant teaching and programming delivery experience together is crucial, as is the ability to undertake appropriate subject specific research and/or advanced creative practice and/or enterprise activity. We also place a strong emphasis on relevant industry experience and therefore would be especially keen to hear from candidates who are able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of key developments gained from working within the relevant sector.


The University is interested in candidates with significant, demonstrable, experience in both design and programming for games.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be knowledgeable in C++, C#, Unity or Unreal 4, iOS development or other non-PC hardware devices (VR experience would give the candidate an advantage in the selection process). Further, demonstrable experience in mechanics prototyping (digital and physical), knowledge of theory behind player interaction, and knowledge of testing processes and usability factors would all serve the candidate’s application well. The successful candidate would need to show a desire and ability to deliver knowledge in an appealing manner and be passionate about creating an environment in which our students can thrive.

Salary in the range of £34,233 to £39,685 per annum

Closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 2 September 2015
Interviews are expected to take place within four weeks of the closing date

An application form, job description and person specification can be viewed on our website: http://www.bolton.ac.uk/Vacancies or requested by email: jobs@bolton.ac.uk. Alternatively, please telephone our 24 hour answering service on (01204) 903579 (Please leave your home address details). If contacting the University of Bolton please remember to quote the position reference number.

Applicants need to be aware that only a completed application form will be considered, unless it is specifically indicated in an advertisement that a CV will be accepted. Where appropriate, you should include a list of all publications when submitting your application. Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all documentation submitted.

If an applicant is interested in more than one vacancy, a separate application form must be submitted for each vacancy to ensure that the individual role requirements are addressed.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. No agencies.

The University of Bolton strives to achieve equality of opportunity.