Lecturer in Games Design
Full Time - Permanent - High Wycombe
Salary - £37,099 - £41,732
Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.
Our University's DRIVE values and are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require. BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest- growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.
This exciting role within the School of Creative and Digital Industries is for a Lecturer in Games Design to teach on our BSc Games Development and BA 3D Game Art programmes. We are particularly looking for talented individuals with industry level experience in:
Please note, knowledge of coding and or blueprints would be an advantage.
You will be expected to teach at our High Wycombe campus, our teaching base at Pinewood Studios and online.
What we offer:
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If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further information about this role please contact Rob Penhaligon via email [email protected]
All applications are to be made in full and online. All our hiring managers undergo inclusive recruitment training.
Closing Date: 7th April 2024
Interview Date: w/b 15th April 2024
If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.
Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.
The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.
£37,099 - £41,732
Hours per week
Job Title: Lecturer in Games Design
School: Creative and Digital Industries
Location: Relevant University campus as advised, with travel to other campuses as required
Responsible to: Deputy Head of School or designee
Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:
Research and Professional Practice:
Maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
Contribute to the REF and KEF and to internal and external research and enterprise strategies, as applicable.
Leadership and Management:
Demonstrate involvement in the support and development of Graduate Teaching Associates, contributing to the recruitment and mentoring of new colleagues, as appropriate.
Adhere to and promote the BNU Values and advance Equality Diversity and Inclusivity for students and colleagues.
Liaison and Networking:
Contribute to the enhancement of education quality and thinking in the field by being involved in quality assurance, external decision-making bodies, groups and subject associations.
Comply with relevant legislative and other requirements (e.g., the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; UKVI; and Equality and Diversity) in all working practices
For roles with line management responsibilities:
For roles with supervisor responsibilities:
A = Application T = Test/Presentation I = Interview
Education, Qualifications & Training
Means of Testing
First degree in a relevant field
Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post
Recognised HE teaching qualification and/or Fellow of the HEA or evidenced commitment to achieving within two years
Knowledge & Experience
Expert knowledge in discipline/field
Evidence as an active researcher and delivery of high-quality research and scholarship
Sustained contribution in research active communities
Supervising research students to completion
Peer review and undertaking research related activity in partnership with other HEIs
Strong track record of research outputs (including REFable work as appropriate)
Contribution to subject association; learning society or professional body.
A/IProven experience of working effectively within a team
Excellent presentation skills
Digitally able and proficient in Microsoft tools
Highly effective communication skills
A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations and across all University campuses, as required
A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)
The BNU Behaviours Framework (BBF) is a framework for all University staff that sets out the key behaviours that exemplify the DRIVE values and ethos of the University. The nine categories provide a clear steer on behavioural expectations that will help support a step change in the performance and culture of the University. The three key behavioural indicators for this post are as follows:
Making every contact count by providing the best quality service to all our customers (Internal
Customers, Students and all our Stakeholders). Building genuine and open long-term relationships in
order to improve customer services.
Working collaboratively and across boundaries with others in order to achieve objectives.
Recognising a valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.
£37,099 - £41,732
Hours per week