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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Esports

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £36,386 to £51,805 Per Annum
Release Date:  Tuesday 08 November 2022
Closing Date:   Monday 05 December 2022
Reference:  DTA21-43-R

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  

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.

You will join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building houses state of the art facilities for social, study, teaching and support functions as well as delivering events space, community space, food outlets and more. The development of pioneering courses in new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students. 

In London, we opened our doors in September 2019 to a brand new Digital Institute based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  The building, Here East is a state of the art home for technology, media and innovation, and we have invested heavily to ensure we have the best facilities for our students. Both the Stoke and London campuses are equipped with state of the esports broadcast production facilities that are in constant collaboration.

We are driven by our values; they underpin everything we do and our colleagues live our values every day. We are daring, curious and proud of our region and people. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you. We are proud to be Staffs.

Staffordshire University pioneered the development of esport education at degree level, with our first intake in 2018. We have extensive industry contacts and a large part of your role will be to build our network to ensure our students have access to career opportunities, internships and work placements throughout their course.

Ideally qualified to PhD level or with equivalent professional standing.

We are looking for expertise in areas including:

Critical insights into emerging esports audiences and platforms, as well as the challenges facing the esports industry rapid growth.

A reflexive and critical understanding of issues facing esports with regards to diversity, inclusion, and access.

Knowledge of contemporary and historic esports business models and marketing strategies across a global landscape.

Experience of producing livestream productions with consideration for pre and post production. Including but not limited to: graphics, b-roll, bumpers/stings, highlights, on-air talent.

Knowledge of regulation inside various esports titles, it’s implementation and the enforcement between professional bodies, player associations and tournament operators/developers.

Knowledge of KPIs and data used through the esports landscape by developers, broadcasters, tournament operators, and teams.

We are happy to consider applications from those looking for fractional roles.

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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Further details:

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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