Lecturer / Senior Lecturer 3D Game Art

Staffordshire University
July 12, 2024
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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer 3D Game Art School of Digital, Technology, Innovation and Business

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £38,205 to £54,395 Per Annum- Full time Permanent Release Date: Friday 14 June 2024 Closing Date: Friday 12 July 2024 Reference: DTIB126-24

About the Role

Staffordshire University Games Institute seeks dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our expanding department as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Games 3D Art.

At Staffordshire University, we're dedicated to fostering excellence in games education. We are Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) members and proudly host their student conference. Our accolades include being recognized as the Top Games Department in the UK by the Rookies Global League Table 2023, and we are multiple TIGA industry awards winners, including Best Educational Initiative for our 1UP placement scheme. This scheme employs over 30 students to run our in-house games studio, which produced the award-winning arcade game MechHead. As a Women in Games partner institution, we are committed to promoting gender diversity in the gaming sector.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Inspire the Next Generation: Engage with talented students through dynamic environment art modules, supervise final-year projects, and prepare students for successful careers in the UK and international games industry.
  • Contribute to Cutting-Edge Research: Collaborate with colleagues in Art, Design, and Technology to drive our ambitious research, scholarship, and enterprise initiatives.
  • Develop your Practice: With dedicated workload allowance for scholarship and personal development, and colleagues to work with on a variety of projects. The department is highly interdisciplinary, covering all aspects of game production and a unique environment to develop a distinctive academic portfolio.
  • Engage with the Community: Participate in recruitment activities, outreach programs, and local industry partnerships to strengthen our civic engagement and enhance our recruitment strategies.
  • Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver innovative teaching materials.
  • Contribute to our award-winning provision, which has recently been revalidated.
  • Teach and assess students across various modules.
  • Demonstrate techniques.
  • Engage in continuous professional development to maintain subject proficiency.
  • Lead and participate in research and scholarship activities.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to ensure our courses remain cutting- edge.
  • Support recruitment activities, including open days and community engagement.
  • About the Institute:

    The Staffordshire Games Institute is one of the largest in the world, with a team of over 70 academics across two campuses. We offer a unique interdisciplinary environment that covers all technical aspects of games production, split into Art, Design, and Technology subject areas. Our modern Stoke on Trent campus features state-of-the-art technologies, including specialized games development labs and cutting-edge research spaces. We have an exciting portfolio of sector-leading undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered on campus. We ensure the success of our courses and provide sector-leading opportunities for our graduates through constant and meaningful collaboration with the video games industry.

    We pride ourselves on our strong connections with the video games industry. We provide our students with unparalleled opportunities through initiatives like our award-winning 1UP scheme, which employs students in our in-house studio.

    The department is part of the wider School of Digital, Technologies, Innovation and Business (DTIB). The school is a highly interdisciplinary environment, bringing together areas as diverse as fine art, fashion, computing, engineering, media, theatre and various aspects of game production. Our commitment to improving people's lives through creativity brings us together.

    Our Commitment to Your Growth:

    At Staffordshire University, we value your professional and personal development. As part of our team, you will receive:

  • Mentorship and support from experienced colleagues.
  • Opportunities for research and professional development.
  • Guidance towards achieving a Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship if not already attained.
  • Contact For Informal Discussion

    Chris Headleand (Head of Institute): [email protected]

    Dave Edwards (Course Director): [email protected]

    Who is Staffordshire University?

    Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research- inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years' experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

    Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

    This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we're in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

    As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

    When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can't wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

    In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available.

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay.
  • Up to 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development.
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member need to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment, we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

    We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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    In return for your contributions to the work of our University, you'll be based from one of our industry leading campuses, enjoying a range of benefits exclusive to members of our community and contributing to our vision, value and culture. Before you apply, take an opportunity to learn more about us by visiting the links above.

    Our Commitment to Inclusion

    Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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