Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Concept Art

Staffordshire University
July 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £54,395
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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Concept 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: DTIB128-24

About the role

Staffordshire University Games Insitute is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our expanding department as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Concept Art.

At Staffordshire University, we're dedicated to fostering excellence in games education. We are members of Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) 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 concept 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, providing 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 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?

    We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

    With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

    Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

    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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