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Computer Games Design Lecturer / Tutor (Degree)

Futureworks

Start Date: Monday 19th August 2019

Company Info

Futureworks provides University education and training in Sound, Music, Film, Television, Games, Animation and Visual Effects – based in the centre of Manchester our premises boast state of the art studios and high-spec production facilities built to industry standards. Futureworks is the perfect environment for students to get to grips with the practical side of their chosen discipline, and develop the skills demanded by leading employers in the contemporary creative industries.

Futureworks degree courses are delivered by experienced professionals, and our excellent links with industry employers mean students benefit from exciting guest lectures and fantastic opportunities to gain experience on real-world projects.

Life at Futureworks is unlike that of a larger university.  The Futureworks team is young and dynamic, and as a company it’s much more flexible when it comes to things like what you can wear, and when you need to be in the office. Our classes are smaller too!

Futureworks values and celebrates diversity and has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

Job Summary

As a tutor on our successful BA (Hons) Games Design programme, the post holder will be responsible for the design, delivery and assessment of a range of teaching materials, and for making a clear contribution, via departmental discussions, to curriculum review and enhancement.

The postholder will be required to liaise with students, programme leaders, tutors, student services, partner universities and other external parties in the delivery of a professional, student-centred approach to teaching learners from a diverse and multicultural range of backgrounds. Postholders will work within their School, taking direction from the Programme Leader. 

The postholder is expected to participate in departmental administration, for example by membership of staff-student committees, and through contribution to academic and/or institutional-level committees. Postholders will ensure that information and documentation is available to stakeholders as required, and that such information is available for audits, reviews and quality control procedures as needed.

Representative Work Activities

  • Delivering lessons to students on the BA (Hons) Games Design programme at Levels 4, 5 & 6.
  • Assess, record and report on students’ progress, including progression and retention.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the provision, including learning and teaching.
  • Attend assessment, progression and finalist boards.
  • Engage with Admissions to recruit, select and induct new students onto programmes.
  • Design and delivery of teaching materials across a range of modules or within the subject area, using appropriate teaching, learning and assessment methods.
  • Identification of areas where current provision is in need of revision and contribute to the planning, design and development of material and new courses.
  • Setting, marking and assessing work and examinations, and providing feedback to students.
  • Development of research objectives, projects and proposals, and conducting individual or collaborative research projects as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Application of knowledge acquired from research to teaching and appropriate external activities.
  • Participation in, and development of, external networks, for example to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements and generate income.
  • Responsibility for the pastoral care of students as a Personal Tutor.
  • Contribution to Departmental and, as appropriate, academic and/or institutional-level committees.
  • Developing ideas and finding ways of disseminating and applying the results of research and other scholarly activity.
  • Advising others on strategic issues such as student recruitment and marketing within own subject area.
  • Continually enhance lesson delivery through engagement with academic quality assurance procedures.

Quality Indicators

  • Student feedback and academic performance.
  • Engaging in continuing professional development.
  • Supporting the department in research efforts and contributing clearly to the quality of teaching.
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, the organisation’s Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities policies.

Experience of working in a teaching role in Higher Education and significant commercial games development experience are essential.

Applications should be in the form of a CV and covering letter and addressed to the Head of School (Art & Design) quoting reference BAGD150419. Applications can be sent via email to jobs@futureworks.ac.uk or via post to:

Head of School (Art & Design)

Futureworks, Riverside, New Bailey Street, Manchester, M3 5FS

Location: Manchester
Salary: £30,000 to £37,000 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 17th June 2019
Job Ref: BAGD150419
   
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