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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games Technical Design

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum
Release Date:  Thursday 28 July 2022
Closing Date:   Monday 29 August 2022
Reference:  DTA-21-21

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands. 

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.   

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies. 

About the role  

As part of ongoing recruitment to the Games Development Department, we are looking to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Technical Games Design. Successful applicants will have a background in either Games Programming or Games 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 and 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 this. 

We are currently growing our research in several areas but with a focus on immersive and virtual worlds, serious games, and player experience. and would be keen to hear from potential colleagues with interests in these areas. 

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available 

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay 
  • Starting from 37 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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 loans 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.  

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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