Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Games and Playable Narrative

University of Southampton
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £56,021
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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Games and Playable Narrative Art & Media Technology

Location: Winchester School of Art Salary: £34,980 to £56,021 Per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2597224FH

Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK's leading art schools and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton, a founder member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-led teaching environment and international student body provide a rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and making at the nexus of art, science, technology, and culture.

Department of Art & Media Technology

The Department of Art & Media Technology works across Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practices, Games Design, Game Art, Creative Technology & Computing, Global Media, and Arts & Cultural Leadership. The relationships between these areas of practice and research are important. The department supports a politically alert and contextually astute research environment in which practice-based, scholarly, and editorial processes are at play.

About the role

This appointment will enhance research-led education within the Department of Art & Media Technology and extend the reach of our research and enterprise activities.

You will have a lead role in the programme delivery of BA (Hons) Games Design & Art, with an emphasis on innovative game ideas and play. You will also teach across the Department of Art & Media Technology in accordance with your specialisms. Your teaching will primarily be studio-based and will encompass relevant critical theory.

About You

You will have current experience of creating interactive work using a variety of medias and technologies. You will have direct practical skills related to the making of prototypes, games and interfaces with an emphasis on narrative, story and play (and will be able to teach Unity, Twine and other related story tools for various small and AA game engines). You will demonstrate a commitment to novel and creative education delivery and an ability to bring your own research to bear on the enhancement of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a demonstrable investment in social impact, sustainability, and innovation, as well as interests in language, media literacy and human-centred design.

The school welcomes high levels of collaboration and a keenness for interdisciplinary work is an advantage.

What we can offer you

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance and excellent family leave.

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The university fosters a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who are committed to an inclusive work environment. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. The University is proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter; we hold an institutional Silver award.

Application Procedure

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected]. Quote the advert reference 2597224FH on all correspondence.

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    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


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