Lecturer / Senior Lecturer: Technical Art
Job reference: FAL1093
Application closing date: 28/05/2020
Salary: £33,797 – £48,114 per annum, dependent upon experience
Contract type: Permanent, full-time
Job category: Academic / Research
Job Descriptions: https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs
To apply: https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs
Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking and design innovation. Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, we have grown to become a digital innovation hub, delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. Today, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses represent the breadth of the creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. Falmouth’s specialisms will be key to future economic and cultural success both at a local and global level.
Our ambitious 2030 Strategy is designed to deliver yet further growth in our student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on our considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation.
To help deliver our 2030 Strategy, we are now looking to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Technical Art to join our Games Academy.
This role is to support a fast-growing department which combines specialist game art teaching with our game development team teaching model and is looking to branch out into other areas including real-time technology application more broadly, VR and immersive technology, and virtual production. The Games Academy suite of courses has a unique multi-disciplinary approach to teaching games which aims to simulate a studio environment. The ideal candidate has experience working as a technical artist in the games or vfx industries, or teaching in Higher Education on a similar degree, alongside experience of solving problems related to programming and game art. They will be versatile and be able to contribute significantly to an academy teaching team which spans several different disciplines, encompassing both academics and games industry professionals.
The successful candidate will join the game art teaching team supported by the Head of Subject, and work on modules in both the Games and Computing subject areas, including VR modules. Student team supervision and personal tutor responsibilities also form part of this role. We welcome those who have worked in the games or vfx industries, either as an independent developer or working in a studio.
* Good understanding of Art pipelines in relation to the games industry
* Experience which bridges the computing and art domains, including solving problems related to art workflows.
* Interest in expanding Game Art Provision and providing a world-class games education
* Strong communicator
* Experience of working within a games industry or VFX industry context
* Strong, high quality portfolio
* Experience making 3D Art for Games
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, relocation assistance, contributory pension scheme, and training and development opportunities. Full details regarding employment benefits can be found on our careers site.
Interviews will be held on Monday 8 June 2020.
To apply for this job please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk.