Lecturer in Game Design

Job title: Lecturer in Game Design

Job ref: A7450


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Date posted: 05/10/2020 

Application closing date: 08/11/2020 

Location: Plymouth 

Salary£34,804 to £49,553 per annum - Grade 7/8 

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time 

Job category/type Academic/Research


Forward-thinking, creative, and innovative – a place to nurture your talent

i-DAT is a vibrant open research lab and teaching collective for playful experimentation with creative technology in the School of Art, Design and Architecture, situated within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business. It delivers programmes of study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level such as BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design, BA (Hons) Game Arts and Design and BA (Hons) Virtual Reality Design.

These programmes embed the production of digital media and design within a framework of creative and experimental artistic practice. They have a rich interaction with MRes Digital Art and Technology and MA Game Design, and a substantial and established PhD community.

They also have strong international connections with the Game Arts Design programme being delivered as a 3+1 at Nanjing University of the Arts and CODEX, an international PGR network. You will be based at the Plymouth campus and would be expected to contribute to this TNE activity.

We are seeking a Programme Leader for the MA Game Design course. You will manage a staff team, and contribute to practical and theoretical teaching and research in germane areas such as: environment, character and technical art; asset production pipelines; game studies; design theory; animation, modelling and texturing for 3D environments; storytelling / narrative development and speculative use of contemporary game engines.

You will have HE teaching experience, and will have the necessary technical skills to teach and research in the field of immersive media technologies and their application to art and design practice.

You will hold a PhD (or have equivalent professional experience) in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate an established research track record and evolving profile appropriate to the role. Experience in supervising masters/doctoral students is desirable. We will also consider applicants with extensive practical or industrial experience in relevant areas.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in this area within University of Plymouth.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Please include a PDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your personal website.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Andrew Prior by email andrew.prior@plymouth.ac.uk or the School of Art, Design and Architecture by telephone on (01752) 585 150.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Interviews are expected to take place on 26th November 2020.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

The School of Art, Design and Architecture holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education.

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