DTA64-23 – Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Concept Art

Staffordshire University

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School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Stoke Campus


£37,386 to £52,841
Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience) Full Time Permanent

Release Date:  

Monday 05 June 2023

Closing Date:  

Monday 26 June 2023



About the role 

As part of our growth and further investment into the Games Development Department, we are looking to appoint a lecturer or senior lecturer in Concept Art Technologies. We are looking for an individual who has a demonstrably excellent concept art portfolio. 

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic new colleagues to join our dynamic, future-focused, and expanding subject community. We have an impressive sector-wide reputation for our Games provision, with a large team games academics. As a member of our art team, you will have the exciting opportunity to contribute to our award-winning provision, which has recently been revalidated. The university and our students regularly win national awards with the games industry, and our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the UK and international games industry. Your teaching will focus on Concept Art modules but could include other areas of games art or life drawing where appropriate. You will also supervise final-year projects and help prepare students for their post-university careers. 

In addition to developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards our ambitious research, scholarship and enterprise strategy, working alongside colleagues in our Art, Design, and Technology teams. The department is highly interdisciplinary, covering all aspects of game production and a unique environment to develop a distinctive academic portfolio. 

In addition to your teaching and scholarship, you will be involved in recruitment activities, including open days and portfolio reviews. You will also contribute to community engagement, including schools, colleges, and local industry. The institution works closely with the local community and has a strong civic engagement portfolio. You will also be expected to support and help us innovate our ongoing recruitment activities. 

Main Responsibilities 

The main responsibilities of this post will be:

  • To design, prepare, and deliver excellent teaching and learning and assess student work.
  • To engage in individual scholarship and CPD to maintain at the forefront of disciplinary knowledge. 
  • To provide administration for module delivery to include attendance monitoring and module evaluation.
  • To provide personal tutor support to students 
  • To participate in the development of innovative teaching and learning strategies. 
  • To support recruitment activities. 

About the Department

We are one of the largest Games Development Departments in the world and have an impressive international reputation for the excellence of our taught provision. We have a large and skilled team, with over 60 academics covering all technical aspects of Games Development, split across Art, Design, and Technology subject areas. We have an exciting portfolio of sector-leading undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered on campus. We ensure the success of our courses and provide sector-leading opportunities for our graduates through constant and meaningful collaboration with the video games industry. 

As a member of the academic staff, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a bustling campus with access to a range of sector-leading technologies. Our resources include over 500 games development workstations, 200 Wacom tablets, a dedicated motion capture facility, immersive technology labs, and cutting-edge virtual reality systems. We also run a number of exciting student opportunities, such as our award-winning 1UP scheme, which employs students to work for our in-house studio. 

The department is part of the wider School of Digital, Technologies and Arts. The school is a highly interdisciplinary environment, bringing together areas as diverse as fine art, fashion, computing, engineering, media, theatre and various aspects of games production. Our commitment to improving people’s lives through creativity brings us together.

You can grow academically and artistically within this community while working with a team of dedicated game academics. You will get 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. 

Contact For Informal Discussion

Please contact Chris Headleand (Head of Department) [email protected] or Dave Edwards (Course Director) [email protected]  

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. 

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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