Lecturer in Animation and Games Design

Media & Communications - UK jOBS

Interview date: To be confirmed

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset.

Design, clustered within the School of the Arts, is an ambitious and growing academic unit. Our burgeoning national and international research profile, excellent teaching and learning, and welcoming and inclusive ethos supports an exceptional student experience. The Design department offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees all of which foster numerous professional partnerships and opportunities for our students.

We are seeking an enthusiastic 0.6 Lecturer to contribute to our vibrant undergraduate programmes; Animation and Games Design. They will be prepared to contribute to and lead modules across level 04, 05, and 06 of BA (Hons) Animation. They will be able to demonstrate teaching informed by contemporary research, which develops the ability of students to engage in creative thinking and critical debate to support innovation.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of the animation pipeline underpinned by a knowledge of the core principles of animation production and visual storytelling, as well as a core knowledge of game development techniques, ideally with experience in engines such as Unity and Unreal and knowledge of asset creation software such as Maya or Photoshop. Some knowledge of VR pipelines would also be desirable.

Candidates must have experience of teaching Animation and/or Games Design at HE level. Experience of module design, or the development significant learning material, would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also be expected to be research engaged in their subject specialism, with clear plans for their emerging research practice.

For informal queries please contact Simon Harrison [email protected]

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact [email protected]. Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

  • Pension scheme
  • Health Cash Plan after one years’ service
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Relocation expenses package for certain roles

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff networks and a multi-faith space to support staff from different background 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Interviews may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

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