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Lecturer in Games Design

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The Lecturer in Games Design is responsible for teaching, curriculum development, and on-going scholarship within BA Hons Games Design across all 3 years.

This course is part of the Moving Image and Digital Arts programme at London College of Communication. The post-holder will work collaboratively within a course team, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions.

Why choose us?

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

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We are looking for an outstanding teacher, practitioner and/or researcher to join the BA Games Design course. The post-holder will have experience of higher education (or comparable context), an ability to participate in curriculum development and assessment, a sound knowledge of the theories and practices in Games Design, and ideally be able to contribute to the Programme’s research and/ or knowledge exchange profile.

You should be comfortable working with diverse cohorts of students and committed to a teaching approach that integrates theory and practice and will engage students through a combination of innovative pedagogy, knowledge exchange and/or research. You’ll have or should be willing to attain, with UAL’s support, a relevant teaching qualification or recognition.

An MA in Games Design or associated fields is preferred but not essential if comparable experience can be evidenced. Candidates should possess a record of professional practice/research, with a proficiency in Games Design practice, theory and concepts including prototyping and testing. Candidates should also demonstrate knowledge of analogue and digital Games Design skills and practice using Unity and C#. Unreal or 3D asset creation software knowledge is also a bonus.

You should be a specialist practitioner and/or researcher who is keen to use your academic and/or industry-based experience to support the development of student work. You’ll be proactive and actively contribute to the programme’s aims and vision. You should have a strong understanding of the contemporary context of Games in an academic and/or professional setting and be engaged in relevant networks and communities of practice within this and/or related fields.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 15 July 2022 at 5pm.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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