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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Games Concept Art (Digital)

School of Computing and Digital Tech

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum (Dependent Upon Experience)
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, Working on a 1.0fte Basis
Release Date:  Wednesday 01 April 2020
Closing Date:   Friday 01 May 2020
Reference:  CDT20-04

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Staffordshire University is a leading Games University in the UK, with an exciting portfolio of courses, which comprise of a range of highly successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered on-campus

It is the home of the UK’s Epic Games Centre and the university has won national awards for educational initiatives with the Games Industry.

The area of Concept Art for Film and Games has seen a rapid expansion, so we are looking an enthusiastic, positive candidates with a “can do attitude” to join the exciting and successful Department of Games and Visual Effects, within The School of Computing and Digital Technologies. 

We are looking for experienced candidates in Concept Art for Games and Film who have demonstrable excellence in

  • Conceptualising and illustrating assets including environments, characters and vehicles

  • Using Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush and other 3D/2D applications

  • Understanding of form and function, value, colour, lighting, atmosphere and emotion

  • Willingness and ability to develop an awareness of games and film art pipelines, significantly how concept art fits in to the wider games and film art process such as producing model sheets and blueprints.

You would be expected to engage with enterprise activity, as well as developing your individual research and university research profiles. You will also be expected t to engagement with school and college outreach and general recruitment activities. We ensure the success of our courses through constant meaningful collaboration with the games industry, which you will be a part of.

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

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • 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 loan


Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams.


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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