Senior University Tutor in Game Art Design

Worcester, Worcestershire (GB)
11 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Worcester

Senior University Tutor in Game Art Design       

AC3 £37,075 to £46,925 per year, with opportunity to progress to £51,260 per year

We wish to appoint a Senior University Tutor to further develop the new BA (Hons) Game Art Design course within the Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Worcester. This undergraduate course, which has attracted a strong cohort in its first year, has been conceived to enable students to critically engage with ideas and develop the creative practices necessary to function as design practitioners and concept developers in the game industry. It is intended to open perspectives into the future of this fast-developing arena in such areas as persuasive, serious and applied games as well as games for pure entertainment.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to help shape and lead on key developments.  The post-holder will be expected to contribute to growing the national profile of our courses, to be ambitious for their standing and achievements, innovative in their design practice, and bring to his/her work dynamic professional and academic networks that will support the experience and ambition of students.

The successful candidate will have evidence of ongoing professional practice; a detailed knowledge of contemporary developments within the games industry and a sound knowledge and understanding of the history and development of game art design. We would particularly welcome candidates with the ability to work across analogue and digital formats; extensive experience in one or more of the recent or emerging areas within contemporary gaming and the creative industries and a sound knowledge of professional practice, either in a freelance or studio capacity.

It is expected that the post-holder will be able to contribute to developing knowledge transfer or research opportunities in the subject area, and further enhance an existing culture of 'live' project work through links with relevant industries. They will be able to teach and inspire students across a range of established undergraduate modules; contribute specialist interests in gaming to the undergraduate curriculum and exploit with flair, imagination and innovation, the potential of growing synergies between the Institute’s expanding and healthy portfolio of courses.

Candidates must have a good Honours degree (2:1 or above) plus relevant postgraduate degree and/or significant professional practice in game art or a related area.  Demonstrable, applied practical, critical and contextual knowledge of contemporary creative practice, particularly processes and practices associated with recent or emerging areas of contemporary gaming within the creative industries.   

Ref: IHCA1601a – 3068
Closing date:  3 November 2016.   
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