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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Games Development

Staffordshire University - School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £35,326 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th May 2022
Closes: 4th July 2022
Job Ref: DTA21-16R

About the Role

As part of ongoing recruitment to the Games Development Department we are looking to recruit a lecturer or senior lecturer in Games Development. Successful applicants will have a background in either Games Programming, Art, Production or 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 academic portfolio. 

You will contribute to engagement with the community, including schools, 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 Centre.

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 one.

We are looking for experienced candidates who have demonstrable excellent subject knowledge in a number of areas but ideally including one of more of the following: 

  • Virtual Reality
  • Player Experience 
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Practice-led Research
  • Procedural Content 
  • Serious, and Purposeful Games

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
  • 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
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