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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Concept Art

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Location:  Staffordshire University London
Salary:   £38,596 to £53,566 Per Annum Dependent on Experience Full Time Permanent (Including London Weighting Allowance)
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 July 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 21 August 2022
Reference:  SUL22-13

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 Art, Design & Technology Department at Staffordshire University London we are looking to appoint a lecturer/senior lecturer in Concept Art.

The Concept Art for Game & Film degree is for highly artistic individuals with a passion for creating new worlds, and who are looking to elevate their art skills to professional standards in order to enter the industry as a concept artist. 

Staffordshire University is a leading Games University in the UK, with an impressive international reputation for excellence in games provision, both at the London and Stoke campuses. The university and our students regularly win national awards, and our graduates have secured successful careers within the 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 an interest in the development of Serious Games, and non-entertainment applications of Games Technologies.  

We are looking for experienced candidates who can demonstrate an excellent understanding of the principals of visual communication, can deliver life drawing and digital painting across a range of different styles, and who have a strong understanding of 3D Modelling, Sculpting, Texturing, Lighting & Rendering within the concept art pipeline.

The department is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and in addition to developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning the post holder will have the opportunity to contribute towards our ambitious research and enterprise strategy.  Areas of interest include: serious games, non-entertainment applications of games technologies,  XR (AR, VR, MR). 

As a member of academic staff, the post holder will have the opportunity to work on a rapidly expanding campus, with access to a range of sector-leading technologies, including high spec games development workstations and labs, Wacom tablets, Cintiqs’ and virtual reality equipment. Our games academics based in London also have access to all the resources on our Stoke campus, which include motion capture equipment and virtual production studios. Our Stoke campus also hosts the Epic Games Centre for the UK.

Staffordshire University London is a specialist digital campus which has a developing portfolio of courses including: esports, Concept Art, Cyber Security, Computer Science and AI.  We have aspirations of working collaboratively across all subject areas to provide sector-leading opportunities for our graduates, and staff, through constant and meaningful collaboration with both industry and academia.  

The department is committed to building a diverse community. We are encouraging talented people to join our academic team. All appointments are made on merit, on the bases of the interview and applications. We particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified female and BAME academics, as they are currently under-represented in positions within the department 

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 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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