Lecturer: Digital Games Technology (Generalist)

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Website FalmouthGames Falmouth University, Games Academy

£33,797 – £39,152 per annum, dependent upon experience

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, ‘Doing it for Real’, 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 Programming to join our Games Academy.

The successful applicant will be an inspiring and engaging educator who can help students across our Computing, Game Development, and Game Art provision, with a particular focus on digital games technology. You will be someone who has expertise in computing and/or the technology used in game development, but who will be comfortable working with diverse teams formed of students from many different disciplines including art, animation, audio, design, programming, and writing to implement development pipelines using industry-standard tools. You will be working closely with students to help them make games using the Unity and/or Unreal engine(s) across one-on-one tutorials, small group supervisions, critiques, large lectures and workshops, and events.

It is anticipated this role will include the leadership of at least four modules which could span multiple courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Games Academy. Potential modules include ‘Development Practice’, ‘Multidisciplinary Development Practice’, ‘Group Game Development Project’, ‘Research & Development’, and/or ‘Major Project’. The role will also involve personal tutoring and contributions to our Transdisciplinary Group Working Strategy.

Candidates from an industry background are welcome to apply.

You should be educated to degree level or be able to demonstrate equivalent and extensive work based learning in a relevant environment.

All Lecturers are expected to engage in research and innovation, defining an individual research and innovation plan which is anticipated to align with one or more of our research programmes. Programmes of interest might include: Digital Creativity, Dark Economies, Metamaking, and/or Pedagogic Futures.

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.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 21 June 2020

Online Interviews will be held Tuesday 30 June 2020

If you do not have the right to work in the UK, this appointment will be subject to the University successfully obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship under the UK’s Points Based System for migrant workers and to you obtaining Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain.  For further information, see the Home Office website at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/.

For full Job Description, see the Falmouth University website.

To apply for this job please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk.