Senior Lecturer in Game Art

University of Abertay Dundee

United Kingdom

October 11, 2021

Description

Job title

Senior Lecturer in Game Art

Job reference

REQ000694

Date posted

25/08/2021

Application closing date

11/10/2021

Location

Dundee

Salary

Grade 9 (£51,799 - £60,022)

Contractual hours

35

Basis

Full time

Job category/type

School of Design and Informatics

Attachments

Candidate Brief.pdf

Job description

School of Design and Informatics

Senior Lecturer in Game Art

Full-Time (flexible working options available)

Grade 9 (£51,799 - £60,022)

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The School of Design and Informatics (SDI) at Abertay University in Dundee seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Game Art. This new opportunity has arisen from our expanding international partnerships and significant investment in research and knowledge exchange.

The School of Design and Informatics consists of three divisions: the Division of Games Technology and Mathematics, the Division of Games and Arts and the Division of Cybersecurity and is the home of Abertay's undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in games, digital arts, cybersecurity and applied computer science. Abertay was the first university to offer degrees in Computer Games and Ethical Hacking, and continues to be recognised as an international leader in its fields. The School is designated the National Centre of Excellence in Computer Games Education, and has pioneered integrated cross-disciplinary practice-based learning through its ‘workplace simulation' approach to teaching and learning. Additionally, the University has recently been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (Gold Award) by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Academic staff in the Division of Games and Arts have pursued research on a diverse range of themes, including applied games, interactive design in the performing arts, experimental game jams, and game aesthetics. Reporting to the Head of Division, you will provide high-quality, research-informed teaching across all of our creative programmes, with a particular focus on delivering specialist content within our Computer Arts and Game Design and Production degrees, and conduct research in your field that contributes to Abertay's strategic interests within the creative industries and digital arts. There will be ample opportunity for staff development and RKE opportunities based on SDI's current portfolio of RKE activity including InGAME (£11.5M with the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews), CyberQuarter (£18M) and the School's Emergent Technology Centre. In addition, the School has a number of established international partnerships with universities, colleges and media and technology companies across Europe, North America and the Far East.

We are particularly keen to attract applicants with a strong track record of research and teaching and/or significant professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • 2D or 3D asset creation
  • Critical design and practice-based research
  • Animation and technical art
  • Creative industry workflows and emergent practices
  • The School is dedicated to providing a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment for all to reach their full potential. The School's staff share workspaces regardless of specialism, to encourage collaboration and creative working between complementary disciplines, and create a genuinely multi- disciplinary environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the direction and development of the Emergent Technology Centre. Launched in 2019, this facility comprises a series of interconnected specialist labs and studios dedicated to research in games development, visual design, usability, and XR and immersive experiences.

    The post holder will also develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects aligned with the Abertay Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy. To support this endeavour, suitably qualified newly appointed academics will be given a fully funded 3.5 year PhD studentship (or equivalent funding for academics with already established research teams) to jointly supervise with colleagues from within the University. The proposed research will be subject to approval from the Dean of School and the Research Executive. The successful candidate will devote approximately half their time to research in the first two years; the rest will be allocated to teaching and other activities. By year three, we expect the role holder to have established themselves and their allocation of research time will be as per the academic workload model guidance for the University.

    A full candidate brief can be found below which details the job description, person specification and application details

    If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application by clicking apply online below.

    Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system.

    Committed to Equal Opportunities

    Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,

    No: SC016040

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