Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games Design & Programming (London)

Staffordshire University
May 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £54,395
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games Design & Programming (London) Staffordshire University London

Location: Staffordshire University London Salary: £38,205 to £54,395 Per Annum Full Time Permanent Release Date: Friday 03 May 2024 Closing Date: Friday 17 May 2024 Interview Date: Friday 31 May 2024 Reference: SUL90-24

As part of our investment into the Games Development Department at Staffordshire University London, we are looking to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Games Design and Programming. Successful candidates will have a portfolio of Games Programming and Technical Design. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic new colleagues to join our dynamic, future-focused, and expanding subject community. We have an impressive sector-wide reputation for our Games Design and Programming provision, with a large team of academics across two capuses. As a member of our team, you will have the exciting opportunity to contribute to our award-winning provision, which has recently been revalidated. The university and our students regularly win national awards with the games industry, and our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the UK and international games industry. Your teaching will focus on programming and design modules, and you will also supervise final-year projects, and help prepare students for their post-university careers.

In addition to developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our ambitious research, scholarship, and enterprise strategy, working alongside colleagues in our Art, Design, and Technology teams. The department is highly interdisciplinary, covering all aspects of game production and a unique environment to develop a distinctive academic portfolio.

In addition to your teaching and scholarship, you will be involved in recruitment activities, including open days. You will also contribute to community engagement, including schools, colleges and local industry. The institution works closely with the local community and has a strong civic engagement portfolio. You will also be expected to support and help us innovate our ongoing recruitment activities.

Main Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of our Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games Design and Programming will be to:

  • Develop teaching material
  • Teach and assess students
  • Demonstrate techniques
  • Engage in CPD and maintain subject proficiency
  • Engage with recruitment and outreach activities
  • Participate in or contribute towards research or scholarship.
  • Liaise with industry partners
  • About the Department

    We are one of the largest Games Development Departments in the world and have an impressive international reputation for the excellence of our taught provision. We have a large and skilled team, with over 70 academics across two campuses covering all technical aspects of Games Production, split across Art, Design, and Technology subject areas. 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.

    As a member of the academic staff, you'll have the opportunity to work at our modern London campus, which has access to a range of sector-leading technologies. Our resources include over multiple specialised games development labs, and cutting-edge virtual reality systems. We also run a number of exciting student opportunities, such as our award-winning 1UP scheme, which employs students to work for 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.

    You can grow academically and artistically within this community while working with a team of dedicated game academics. You will get to work with like-minded individuals who will support and encourage your career development. This will include mentorship, research support, and guidance towards achieving HEA fellowship if you do not already hold this.

    Contact For Informal Discussion

    Please contact Chris Headleand (Head of Department) or Leign Evans (Course Director: Games Development) for an informal discussion about the role.

  • Chris: [email protected]
  • Leigh: [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.

    Rewards and Benefits

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

    • Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 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 needs 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.

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  • 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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