Lecturer or Senior Lecturer: Indie Game Development

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£33,797 – £48,114 per annum, pro rata, dependent upon experience

Permanent, Part-time, 17.5 hours per week

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 Indie Game Development to join our Games Academy.

You will be an inspiring and engaging educator who can help students on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with particular emphasis on MA Indie Game Development. With experience working in the games industry in a design or technical design role, experience of game development and solving problems related to design in a games context, you will have a strong desire to share practice and methods with students. Versatility and being able to contribute to a teaching team which spans multiple different disciplines, encompassing both academics and games industry professionals is a pre-requisite. The ideal applicant also has experience writing for games, and is well-connected within the modern AAA or indie games industry.

This role is focused around teaching game development and potentially innovation and game production skills, while branching out to assist the rest of the academy’s multidisciplinary teams of students in the business context of game development – with a focus on Agile project management. It would suit an established game designer wishing to make the move into Higher Education, with a desire to share their knowledge with keen students.

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 Wednesday 24 June 2020

Online Interviews will be held on Friday 03 July 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, please see the Falmouth University website.

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