ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Lecturer in Video Game Development, Teaching Focused

Location
Egham, United Kingdom
Salary
£42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
Posted
Aug 07, 2019
End of advertisement period
Sep 04, 2019
Ref
0819-309
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department of Media Arts

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Wednesday 04 September 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer (Teaching Focused) in the Department of Media Arts.

The Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London, wishes to recruit a lecturer in video game development to teach on its innovative new degree BA Video Games, Art & Design based at its Egham campus. The appointment will be made at Lecturer grade 8, with start point varying according to experience and qualifications.

The post will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to teach on an exciting new degree and to play key roles in its development, shaping content and structure, and working closely with the student cohort. The appointee will be specifically responsible for delivering courses in games development, platform development and contribute to courses that foster student’s entrepreneurial skills. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a new venture in a prestigious academic institution, with Royal Holloway placed 24th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide national rankings for 2019, and the Department of Media Arts ranked in the top ten for the subject in REF 2014 and ranked 16th for Media in the Guardian University League Tables 2020. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with senior colleagues in the Department of Media Arts and the School of Creative and Digital Arts to integrate the new BAs within new and existing academic structures in a period of exciting development for the College.

The successful candidate will have experience of games development in an industrial context, and preferable of teaching development at undergraduate or CFE level, with demonstrable skills in a range of games engines suitable for undergraduate students. The job holder will report to the Head of Department of Media Arts, undertaking appropriate managerial and administrative duties alongside their teaching. They will be encouraged to take part in the activities of the new £10m StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy: National Centre for Immersive Storytelling initiatives held by the Department of Media Arts and led by Prof. James Bennett. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational, team-working and interpersonal skills, with proven abilities to engage with students and colleagues.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0819-309

Closing Date: Midnight, 4 September 2019

Interview Date: TBC

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