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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Games and Media Art

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £56,021 per annum
Closing date
27 Oct 2023

Art & Media Technology

Location:  Winchester School of Art
Salary:   £34,980 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 27 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2463123FH

Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art schools and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton, a founder member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-led teaching environment and international student body provide a rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and making at the nexus of art, science, technology, and culture.

Department of Art & Media Technology 

The Department of Art & Media Technology works across Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practices, Games Design, Game Art, Creative Technology & Computing, Global Media, and Arts & Cultural Leadership. The relationships between these areas of practice and research are important. The department supports a politically alert and contextually astute research environment in which practice-based, scholarly, and editorial processes are at play. 

About the role 

This appointment will enhance research-led education within the Department of Art & Media Technology and extend the reach of our research and enterprise activities.  

You will have a lead role in the programme delivery of BA (hons) Games Design & Art, with an emphasis on innovative game ideas and play. You will also teach across the Department of Art & Media Technology in accordance with your specialisms. Your teaching will primarily be studio-based and will encompass relevant critical theory. 

About You 

You will have current experience of creating interactive work using a variety of medias and technologies. You will have direct practical skills related to the making of prototypes, games and codable interfaces, experiments and experiences (able to teach Unity, Twine, No Code Prototyping, 3D and 2D specialised software, etc.). You will demonstrate a commitment to novel and creative education delivery and an ability to bring your own research to bear on the enhancement of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a demonstrable investment in social impact, sustainability, and innovation, as well as interests in language, media literacy and human-centred design. 

The school welcomes high levels of collaboration and a keenness for interdisciplinary work is an advantage.  

What we can offer you 

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance and excellent family leave. 

The university fosters a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who are committed to an inclusive work environment. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. The University is proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter; we hold an institutional Silver award.

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