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Lecturer (Module Leader) in Indie Game Development (Online)

Falmouth University - Games Academy

Location: Penryn
Salary: £34,304 to £39,739 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th May 2022
Closes: 29th May 2022

Permanent, part-time, 21 hours per week

About the Role

Falmouth University's ambitious 2030 Strategy, ‘Doing it for Real’, is designed to deliver yet further growth in our student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on our considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation. 

To help deliver our 2030 Strategy, we are now looking to recruit a Lecturer (Module Leader) in Indie Game Development to join our team at the Games Academy. 

We are looking for an inspiring and engaging educator who can help students on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with particular emphasis on MA Indie Game Development. The ideal candidate will have experience working in the games industry in a design or technical design role, with experience of game development and solving problems related to design in a games context, as well as a strong desire to share practice and methods with students. They will be versatile, and be able to contribute to a teaching team which spans multiple different disciplines, encompassing both academics and games industry professionals. The ideal applicant will also have experience writing for games, and is well-connected within the modern AAA or indie games industry. 

About You

This role is focused around teaching game development and potentially innovation and game production skills, while branching out to assist the rest of the academy’s multidisciplinary teams of students in the business context of game development – with a focus on Agile project management. It would suit an established game designer wishing to make the move into Higher Education, with a desire to share their knowledge with keen students. 

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

  • Experience working in the games industry or as an indie game developer.
  • Strong, high quality portfolio demonstrating varied abilities.
  • Confidence with implementation in game engines, with a focus on Unity, Unreal and potentially other emerging game development software.
  • An up-to-date knowledge and understanding of changing trends and requirements in the industry.

About Us

As an employer of choice we can offer the successful candidate for this role a range of benefits, including:  

  • Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.
  • 35 days + 8 days bank holiday.
  • Relocation Assistance to 10% of salary.
  • Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)

Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs. Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth’s strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University’s HR policies and procedures in full.

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