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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Games Technical Art & Animation

Staffordshire University London

Location:  Staffordshire University London
Salary:   £40,805 to £56,260 Per Annum (Including London Weighting Allowance) Dependent Upon Experience Permanent Full Time
Release Date:  Wednesday 24 May 2023
Closing Date:   Saturday 17 June 2023
Reference:  SUL32-23

About the role 

The role will be based at Staffordshire University’s London campus, which was founded in 2019 and is a pioneering campus dedicated to educating the digital innovators of the future. It is the University’s first campus outside the Midlands and is located in the Here East Building in Stratford, East London. 

We are looking for a candidate who can help build our industry relationships in London, the UK and internationally. In addition to developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning, you will have the exciting opportunity to contribute towards our ambitious research and enterprise strategy alongside 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. 

You will also help us grow our sector-leading and award-winning undergraduate and postgraduate provision, and engage with ongoing recruitment activities.

Main Responsibilities 

The main responsibilities of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer are to:

  • Develop teaching material 
  • Teach and assess students 
  • Demonstrate techniques
  • Engage in CPD and maintain subject proficiency
  • Engage with recruitment and outreach activities
  • Participate in or contribute towards research or scholarship.
  • Liaise with industry partners
  • Contribute to community engagement, including schools and colleges
  • Supervise final-year projects, and help prepare students for their post-university careers. 

Successful applicants will have a show reel demonstrating an excellent understanding of the fundamental workflows involved in  creating, rigging, weighting and animating game assets for use in Game Engines and an excellent capacity for solving technical art and animation problems within Engine.

While a passion for games is essential, we are also keen to hear from candidates with an interest in the development of Serious Games, and non-entertainment applications of games technology.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic colleagues with a demonstrable expertise in solving Technical Art and Animation challenges within Engine and delivering a range of software and workflows across a number of the following areas:

  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Rigging, IK & Control Rigs
  • Bone Weighting
  • Animation Blueprints
  • Particle System
  • Texturing & PBR Materials
  • Digital Sculpting

Contact For Informal Discussion

Danny Flint, Course Director 

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

Rewards and Benefits

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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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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