Job: Lecturer in Intelligent Systems at University of the West of Scotland (interest in games a plus)

The University of the West of Scotland has a vacancy in Intelligent Systems but are keen to appoint someone with an interest in games. The university offers two different undergraduate games degrees in game development and technology. Further details after the jump


University of the West of Scotland

Faculty of Science & Technology – School of Computing

Lecturer in Intelligent Systems

£39,649 – £44,607               Paisley Campus

The School of Computing is one of the leading players in Computing and IT in Scotland, with extensive expertise in research and development and collaborative working relationships with multinational companies. The School offers a diverse range of career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which benefit from the School’s strong industrial links.

In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the School of Computing achieved international standing profiles in two units of assessment (Computing and Information and Library studies). The school research and knowledge exchange presence is growing in both volume and quality in the areas of Audio-visual Communications and Networks, Information and Communication Technologies in Education (including Games Technology), Interactive Creative Technologies and Databases and Knowledge Management.

As a Lecturer in Intelligent Systems, you must have a strong track of research in this field as evidenced by international calibre publications. Demonstrable programming knowledge and the ability to develop research activities aligning with one or more of the School’s research groups is also vital to this role.

Ideally, you will possess relevant industrial experience and a successful track record of obtaining external funding, as well as previous teaching and learning experience.

Ability to lecture in the areas of Computer Games or general Computing is also desirable, as is familiarity with one or more of with one or more of artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolutionary computing and intelligent agents

A higher degree (normally a PhD) in a Computing, Electrical Engineering or other cognate discipline is essential, along with evidence of vision, drive and determination to succeed.

A confident and outgoing attitude that will facilitate the development of networks both internally and externally is necessary, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Closing Date:                        25 October 2013

Interview Date:          11 November 2013 – Paisley Campus

Further information, including details of how to apply, is available at or by contacting the Department of Human Resources by e-mail to or telephone: 0141 849 4078 (24 hour answering service) quoting Ref: 13/145A

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