Senior Lecturer in Games

Docklands, United Kingdom
£47,183 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Docklands Campus
Salary: starting from £47,183 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Full Time
Post Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 04 September 2022
Reference: 102A2022-R

Do you have experience of working in the games industry and are you passionate about passing on your knowledge to students? Are you looking for a challenging role in an environment that is open, vibrant and welcomes new ideas? Then join UEL as Senior Lecturer in Games and you could soon be leading, developing and delivering high quality, innovative and engaging teaching in the Games area. We are looking for a candidate with previous management experience able to take on course leadership.

At UEL we know the world of work is changing and that means our students will need to develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence and resilience to realise their potential, which is why we’ve embedded these future-proofed tools at the heart of every one of our degrees. We’re also looking for outstanding teachers who exude a love of teaching, inspire and motivate students and colleagues through their approach and are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for students.

Your challenge? To lead, develop and deliver innovative teaching across a range of modules and courses in Games Development at undergraduate level. You’ll also collaborate with colleagues and management on the development of existing and new programmes with the view of continuous improvement.

As well as a good first degree or equivalent in a related discipline, you’ll have a postgraduate qualification and/or significant professional experience in Games. You will have an understanding of a range of relevant industries and games business contexts and experience in collaborating with industry partners.

We are particularly looking for academics that have experience in one or more of the following areas taught at UEL:

  1. Creating textures and materials using the Substance suite
  2. Using real-time rendering engines and game engines such as Marmoset, Unreal Engine 5 and Unity in the context of the art pipeline as well as for presentation purposes.
  3. Developing game ready characters, environments and or hard-surface 3D models and sculpts.
  4. Scripting languages such as Python, C# and Unreal Engine 5 Blueprint
  5. Version/source control using Git, Subversion or Perforce
  6. Knowledge and experience of using project management methods such as SCRUM and using industry standard software such as Jira
  7. Experience using game engines such as Unity/Unreal
  8. Knowledge and/or professional practice of game art such as: environment, character, hard-surface and material and texture creation (A/I)
  9. Knowledge and/or professional practice of game design concepts such as: system design, level design and gameplay design.

Adept at conveying ideas to students from a range of backgrounds, you will also bring a deep commitment to closing the award gap, gender equality, and LGBTQIA awareness/visibility/empowerment. You will also enjoy developing professional relationships with students, colleagues, employers, and outside agencies alike. 

At UEL, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a working environment at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie and mobility in an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose. Your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to UEL’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever.

We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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