UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS (UCA)

Director of School – Games & Creative Technology

Location
Farnham, Surrey (GB)
Posted
03 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2022
Ref
WAUCF1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Company: University for the Creative Arts  
Job title: Director of School – Games & Creative Technology 
Job reference: WAUCF1
Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 2 November 2022

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is the second largest provider of creative education within Europe, with a student population of over 11,000 from all corners of the globe. At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we’re helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide.  Our campuses across Surrey and Kent are vibrant communities, each specialising in different areas of the creative industries. We are also home to a thriving research hub, with academic experts and fellows leading the way in research on sustainability, design, textiles, animation, history and culture, and more.

UCA is now looking to appoint a new Director of School to help shape the future of games and creative technology education.  An expert in the field, the new Director of School will be accountable for the strategic growth, development, leadership and management of the School of Games and Creative Technology.  Based at our Farnham campus, the newly established School will be home to undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degree students across a broad range of courses including games art, games development, games animation, games design, virtual and augmented reality, indie and serious games, computer science and game engineering.

As a member of the University Executive Group the successful candidate will occupy a senior academic position, undertaking strategic objectives to support the growth of the University using their industry networks.  Good candidates will be able to attract, inspire, nurture and lead academic talent to launch internationally competitive courses.  Ultimately through the Director’s leadership, the School will help our students to succeed and become key players in the industry. 

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University for the Creative Arts on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WAUCF1. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 2 November 2022.