Lecturer in MSc Video Game Digital Development with FY (Part Time)

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£38,639 to £41,998 per annum
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in MSc Video Game Digital Development with FY (Part Time)

Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts

Location: City Centre Campus/City South Campus
Salary: £38,639 to £41,998 per annum
Posted On: Friday 23 September 2022
Closing Date: Friday 14 October 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 092022-584

Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of the city and we currently have an exciting opportunity for a games developer to join our Games team. The role will suit a games developer looking to advance their career while working in a modern campus receiving significant investment.

You will be working to deliver a games centred curriculum to students in the Foundation year of BSc Video Game Development. There are opportunities to collaborate with staff across the School on joint projects as well as help develop the course content. It is expected that you would teach and assess students across the two-year fast track course so that you would experience progression from Foundation to year 2 and possibly engage with MSc students if required.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Play a supportive role in the delivery of the BSc Video Game Digital Development course from foundation to MSc.
  • Ensure the curriculum is relevant for games development and teaching is delivered at required levels.
  • Oversee projects as required and work with colleagues across the other Games courses.
  • Alongside the relevant university teams, ensure all Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Environmental policies are in place and effective.
  • Manage timetables and resources aligned to the Video Game Digital Development course.

Key Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent).
  • Ideally a postgraduate award. However, industry experience is desirable.
  • Has a contemporary knowledge of the Games industry.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate to staff and students in a timely manner.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • At least 5 years in Software Development, Graphics, Shaders, AI, Engine Tools, Gameplay.
  • Ideally teaching and learning experience within Higher Education.
  • Strong working knowledge of the latest game engines (Unreal, Unity).
  • Intermediate-Advanced level of programming languages, specifics include C++ & C#.

In return we offer a generous pension and annual leave provision. We also operate a hybrid working model that allows staff to combine on-site and remote working where appropriate, dependent on work duties.  We also provide access to excellent facilities on campus, including supportive family friendly policies.”

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

We're investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

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