Job: Game Design Lecturer at Brunel University (UK)

The Games Design department at Brunel University is seeking to recruit a new practice focussed lecturer. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wished for a transition from industry into academia by joining this highly successful, growing, secure and prestigious department.

Lecturer in Games Design Vacancy Ref: IAE0002-1

Salary (Grade H3): £36,731 – £47,219 pa incl. London Weighting

Though the post might suit someone with a more artistic, technical or production focussed background the key skills required are an understanding of game mechanics, the preparing of design documents and the crafting of player experience. Appointees would also need a passion for teaching, a love of games, a willingness to engage fully with the student community and a willingness to engage with innovation and scholarship in Teaching and Learning.

Ideally we would like someone with a PhD, but candidates with exceptional professional experience/qualification are welcome to apply. Although technical skills are not a requirement, a high degree of computer literacy is, as is a willingness to learn to use and teach various software packages used on the course.

The department is supportive, optimistic and very engaged with the student community: appointees would be expected to share these traits.

Other skills that would recommend a candidate include (in no particular order): any and all software use and/or accreditation; teaching experience; industry contacts; board game design experience; experience or qualification in production/agile; shipped titles; art skills; involvement with professional organisations (IGDA, UKIE, TIGA); knowledge of Multi Media Fusion 2/2.5; academic publication; a master’s degree; pitching and presentation skills.

Because of the emerging nature of the field there is flexibility in what we require from applicants and we are very much looking to hire the right person to complement our growing team.;jsessionid=3CB69422D5CD4DE162706B8B11989AC9?latest=1

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