Lecturer in Games Design
Full Time - Permanent - High Wycombe
Salary - £37,099 - £41,732
Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.
Our University's DRIVE values and are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.
BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.
This exciting role within the School of Creative and Digital Industries is for a Lecturer in Games Design to teach on our BSc Games Development and BA 3D Game Art programmes. We are particularly looking for talented individuals with industry level experience in:
You will be expected to teach at our High Wycombe campus, our teaching base at Pinewood Studios and online.
What we offer:
Please click here to see our wide range of benefits available for employees. Please click here for our behavioural based interview question bank. Please click here to view our employee handbook.
If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further information about this role please contact Rob Penhaligon via email [email protected]
All applications are to be made in full and online. All our hiring managers undergo inclusive recruitment training.
Closing Date: 7 April 2024
Interview Date: w/c 15 April 2024
If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.
Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.
The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.
£37,099 - £41,732
Hours per week
Job Title: Lecturer in Games Design
School: Creative and Digital Industries
Location: Relevant University campus as advised, with travel to other campuses as required
Responsible to: Deputy Head of School or designee
Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:
Research and Professional Practice:
Leadership and Management:
Liaison and Networking:
For roles with line management responsibilities:
For roles with supervisor responsibilities:
A = Application T = Test/Presentation I = Interview
Education, Qualifications & Training
Means of Testing
First degree in a relevant field
Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post
Recognised HE teaching qualification and/or Fellow of the HEA or evidenced commitment to achieving within two years
Knowledge & Experience
Expert knowledge in discipline/field
Evidence as an active researcher and delivery of high-quality research and scholarship
Sustained contribution in research active communities
Supervising research students to completion
Peer review and undertaking research related activity in partnership with other HEIs
Strong track record of research outputs (including REFable work as appropriate)
Contribution to subject association; learning society or professional body.
Proven experience of working effectively within a team
Excellent presentation skills
Digitally able and proficient in Microsoft tools
Highly effective communication skills
A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations and across all University campuses, as required
A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)
The BNU Behaviours Framework (BBF) is a framework for all University staff that sets out the key behaviours that exemplify the DRIVE values and ethos of the University. The nine categories provide a clear steer on behavioural expectations that will help support a step change in the performance and culture of the University. The three key behavioural indicators for this post are as follows:
£37,099 - £41,732
Hours per week
Lecturer in Games Design
Buckinghamshire New University
February 04, 2024
April 07, 2024
Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Business and Economics
About the employer
Buckinghamshire New University is a well-recognized public university, which is known for imparting quality education to students from all across the world. This institution of learning dates back to 1891 and was established as the School of Science and Art. Since then, it has been re-invented as the High Wycombe College of Technology and Art, the School of Science and Art, the Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education and the Wycombe Technical Institute. From 1999 until 2007, the institution served as a university college and was later announced to have gained the status of a university. All the campuses of the university are well-facilitated with amenities needed for a conducive learning environment. This is the institution that received a Gold accreditation for Corporate Social Responsibility in the year 2018. This standard of accreditation recognized the positive impact that the institution's staff and students made to improve the environment.
At present, there are a total of four campuses that are operated by the university. These impressive campuses are located in the towns of Uxbridge, High Wycombe, and Aylesbury. High Wycombe Campus serves as a thriving base for applied healthcare research and nursing students. A major development of this campus was undertaken by the university with a large structure, the Gateway Building. It features a fine mix of commercial-standard facilities such as a fitness center, labs, drama studios, sports hall, music recording studios, cafe, conference rooms, and others. Moreover, it has a motion capture system along with green screen facilities. At Buckinghamshire New University, there is a range of accommodation including managed houses, halls of residence and the student village to extend convenience to the students.
There are several undergraduates, postgraduate and professional courses featured by the institution for the students to choose from. Also, the university offers courses that are rare in British universities. One such course is Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training, which offers an opportunity for the students to study for a professional pilot's license. There are innovative courses like Music Management and Film and Television Production. There is a course available in Animation and Visual Effects. Buckinghamshire New University is one of the few universities that have created a degree in Policing.
Additionally, it is one of the leading providers of nursing students in London. Apart from being popular for academic excellence, the university is also known for its notable alumni network. Some of the distinguished personalities of the alumni network of the institution include singer Rebecca Stephens, artist John Bolam, actor Chris Joyce, model, and actress Veronica Carlson and many others.