Job title Senior Research Fellow
Job reference FAL0673
Application closing date 16/02/2018
Location Penryn, Cornwall
Salary 39,992 - 46,336 per annum, dependent upon experience
Contract type Fixed-term to 30 April 2019, full-time 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Job category Academic / Research
Job description Falmouth University is changing the way Higher Education is delivered. Our doing-it-for-real ethos means that we are planning for the needs of the future economy, ensuring our students and staff have the skills they need to stay relevant in a changing world. For more than 100 years, Falmouth has been at the forefront of using creative thinking as a force for positive economic impact in Cornwall and beyond. Today, our courses represent the entirety of the creative industries, from art and design to gaming and film, while our post-graduate programmes and research and innovation are aligned to defined market needs in high-growth sectors.
Games are transforming the way that we experience stories and are driving the development of new technologies that make those experiences more responsive, immersive and engaging. The Games Academy at Falmouth University was founded in 2014 to take part in this exciting journey into the future of digital games.
Thanks to European Commission funding via the European Research Area (ERA) programme, the MetaMakers Institute has been set up as a research programme, where Artificial Intelligence, Procedural Content Generation and Computational Creativity are applied to automate the design of video games. The research programme aims to (i) empower more people to create of games (ii) develop new genres of games (iii) advance computational creativity (iv) embed automated designers in gaming cultures, and (v) explore the role of automation in creative design.
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow to join our team and expand the application of our research in new directions related to games. You will have a background of research in Social Robotics and/or Virtual/Augmented Reality. You will hold a PhD and be an experienced creative practitioner/researcher with a track record of international exhibitions and high-impact publications. You will also be expected to have significant experience applying for research funding. You will be responsible for leading and running independent research projects, and working together with other researchers towards common goals, e.g., developing platforms for future research. This role will be part funded by the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no ******.
If this opportunity interests you then we would love to hear from you. If you would like to have an informal conversation before applying, please contact HR Services by email: *************************.
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, defined benefit pension scheme, childcare vouchers and training and development courses.
The closing date for this position is Friday, 16 February 2018.
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