Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Esports
School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
Location: Stoke Campus
Salary: £36,386 to £51,805 Per Annum
Release Date: Friday 26 August 2022
Closing Date: Monday 26 September 2022
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 and Shrewsbury. 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.
About the role
Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher
education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for
excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take
us to the next stage.
You will join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation
journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building houses state of the art facilities for
social, study, teaching and support functions as well as delivering events
space, community space, food outlets and more. The development of pioneering
courses in new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our
reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.
In London, we opened our doors in September 2019 to a brand new Digital
Institute based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The building, Here East
is a state of the art home for technology, media and innovation, and we have
invested heavily to ensure we have the best facilities for our students. Both
the Stoke and London campuses are equipped with state of the esports broadcast
production facilities that are in constant collaboration.
We are driven by our values; they underpin everything we do and our colleagues
live our values every day. We are daring, curious and proud of our region and
people. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we
want to hear from you. We are proud to be Staffs.
Staffordshire University pioneered the development of esport education at
degree level, with our first intake in 2018. We have extensive industry
contacts and a large part of your role will be to build our network to ensure
our students have access to career opportunities, internships and work
placements throughout their course.
Ideally qualified to PhD level or with equivalent professional standing.
We are looking for expertise in areas including:
Critical insights into emerging esports audiences and platforms, as well as
the challenges facing the esports industry rapid growth.
A reflexive and critical understanding of issues facing esports with regards
to diversity, inclusion, and access.
Knowledge of contemporary and historic esports business models and marketing
strategies across a global landscape.
Experience of producing livestream productions with consideration for pre and
post production. Including but not limited to: graphics, b-roll,
bumpers/stings, highlights, on-air talent.
Knowledge of regulation inside various esports titles, it's implementation and
the enforcement between professional bodies, player associations and
Knowledge of KPIs and data used through the esports landscape by developers,
broadcasters, tournament operators, and teams.
We are happy to consider applications from those looking for fractional roles.
In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package
Competitive incremental rates of Pay
Starting from 37 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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
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.
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
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