Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Games Art

University of Northampton

Job Type

Full Time Permanent

Salary

£37,386 – £52,841 per annum

Location

Waterside Campus

About the Job

Interview date: 2 August 2023

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer covering specialist teaching in Games Art. Candidates should have experience developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning at undergraduate level and have an in-depth understanding of current industry trends within the area of Games Art.

Within the post you will have the opportunity to contribute towards the university’s established research projects alongside a team of dedicated software developers. The post is within an enthusiastic team that spans a wide range of game development disciplines of both academic and industry professionals, that will support and encourage your continued professional development via mentorship, research support, and guidance towards achieving HEA fellowship if you do not already hold this.

You will be expected to conduct and deliver the following: 

  • Develop teaching material
  • Teach and assess students
  • Demonstrate industry standard processes
  • Engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure continued subject proficiency
  • Contribute towards University research programmes
  • Organise events involving industry partners, such as hosting guest speakers
  • Perform as a personal tutor to undergraduate students
  • Contribute to outreach activities, such as open days and school/college visits
  • Help prepare 3rd year students for their post-university careers

About you 

We are looking for applicants to have proficiency in several of the following specialist software programmes:

UE4/5, Unity3D, Substance Painter & Designer, 3DS Max, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, ZBrush, Marvellous Designer, Houdini.

This post will focus on Games Art teaching across a range of modules, therefore, the post holder must have established expertise in one or more of these specialist Games Art areas:

  • 3D modelling
  • Digital sculpting
  • Lighting and material development
  • Rigging and animation
  • Optimising art assets for game engines
  • Realtime VFX
  • UI design and implementation
  • Storyboarding and narrative development
  • Traditional art skills such as life drawing and concept art for computer games, with a focus on the fundamentals of visual language (i.e., composition, value structure, colour theory, anatomy and perspective etc)

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion
  • Relevant professional qualification

Faculty 

The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is a world leading specialist institution for a broad range of study. The Faculty is based at the purpose-built Waterside Campus.  We are proud of our curriculum portfolio that has been tailored to meet industry demand.  The Faculty has an expanding research portfolio and has ambitious plans to increase research activity, including further collaborative bids in the Faculties key subject areas.

About Us 

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Equality 

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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