Lecturer in Game and Experience Design

Job details
Posting date: 12 April 2021
Salary: £34,804 to £40,322 per year
Additional salary information: Pro-rata if Part-time
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 May 2021
Location: Plymouth, South West England
Company: University of Plymouth
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: A7773

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You will be a practitioner or academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contributing to the ongoing development of the subject group. The role will have the potential to significantly enhance our research focus in Game & Experience Design. You will contribute to practical and theoretical teaching and research in:

• Game Design & Game Studies
• Game experience and interface design & UI/UX thinking,
• Critical and practical perspectives on Inclusive Gaming, Gamification, Serious Games, AI for Games and Edutainment
• Storytelling and Narrative Design
• Design Methodologies for Games & Industry practices (AAA and indie games)

Accountable to the Associate Professor in Digital Art & Technology, we require someone with academic critical skills combined with practical digital art & technology software, hardware and design experience. You will have HE teaching experience and games/design industry experience would be desirable. The post will also involve teaching internationally with our transnational education partners (e.g. Nanjing University of Arts) and in the UK.

You will have strong communication and presentation skills and be expected to be responsible for curriculum development and module delivery. Key aspects of the role include delivery of teaching/lectures, responsibility for the module, supervision of practical and theoretical study, personal tutoring, assessment and feedback, maintaining quality of delivery as well as organisation of educational field trips/visits, visiting lectures, career spines, student work placements, student competitions and end of year shows as required.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships in the University, in industry and beyond, and to ensure the overall aims of the subject group are met. Being highly motivated and an excellent communicator, you will contribute to research and enterprise activities including involvement in publications, grants, impactful dissemination, and public engagement, as well as contributing to external profile and recruitment events for the subject group and school.

Recruitment and selection will be based on merit and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals; particularly women, persons with disabilities, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the team and University. Please include a PDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your personal website.

i-DAT is a vibrant open research lab for playful experimentation with creative technology, situated in the School of Art, Design and Architecture, within the Faculty of Art, Humanities and Business. It includes undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, as well as a substantial and established PhD community.

We also have strong international connections with Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA) and an international Postgraduate Research network with Jiangnan University, NUA and Soochow University.

You will be based on the main University campus at the heart of Plymouth. Course facilities include newly refurbished design labs, XR testing spaces, a physical computing maker lab, Digital Fabrication and Immersive Media Labs. The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Andrew Prior by email

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 7th June 2021

Interviews are likely to take place on Friday 18th June 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This position is offered on a permanent basis either in a part-time basis (0.5 FTE - 18.5 hours per week) or in a full-time basis (37 hours per week). Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

The School of Art, Design and Architecture holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education.

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