Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games Technical Design
School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
Location: Stoke Campus
Salary: £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum
Release Date: Thursday 28 July 2022
Closing Date: Monday 29 August 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
As part of ongoing recruitment to the Games Development Department, we are
looking to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Technical Games Design.
Successful applicants will have a background in either Games Programming or
Games Design. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic new colleagues to join
our dynamic, future-focused, and rapidly expanding subject community.
Staffordshire University is a leading Games University in the UK with an
impressive international reputation for the excellence of our games provision.
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 opportunity for our graduates through constant and
meaningful collaboration with the video games industry. As a member of our
team, you will have the exiting opportunity to contribute to our award-winning
provision. The university and our graduates regularly win national awards with
the games industry and our graduates have gone onto successful careers in the
UK and international games industry.
In addition to developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning you
will have the opportunity to contribute towards our ambitious research and
enterprise strategy. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates
with research experience in the development of Serious Games, and non-
entertainment applications of Games. The department is highly
interdisciplinary in nature, and a great place to develop a distinctive
You will contribute to engagement with the community, including schools and
colleges. The institution works closely with the local community and has
strong portfolio of civic engagement. You will also be expected to support and
help us innovate our ongoing recruitment activities.
As a member of academic staff, you'll have the opportunity to work in a
bustling campus with access to a range of sector leading technologies. Our
sector leading resources include over 500 games development workstations, 200
Wacoms tablets, and a range of cameras, motion capture equipment, and cutting-
edge virtual reality systems. We are also the home of the UK's Epic Games
The department is part of the wider School of Digital, Technologies and Arts.
The school is a highly interdisciplinary environment, bringing together areas
as diverse as fine art, fashion, computing, engineering, media, theatre and
various aspects of games production. What brings us together is our commitment
to improving people's lives through creativity.
Within this community you will have the opportunity to grow, both academically
and artistically while working with a team of dedicated games professionals.
You will get the opportunity 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.
We are currently growing our research in several areas but with a focus on
immersive and virtual worlds, serious games, and player experience. and would
be keen to hear from potential colleagues with interests in these areas.
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