Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Computer Games Art

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides students and employers with first class teaching, research and consultancy relevant to professional activities in visual and performing arts, the humanities and social sciences.  We are committed to the mutual reinforcement of theory and practice in teaching and research and have shaped our curriculum to ensure that traditional disciplines retain a clear, academic identity but translate effectively into courses with professional relevance.  We work with a large number of partners in the creative and cultural industries and enrich the cultural life of both our University and local communities with a full programme of performance, production, writing and games.


You will join the strong ranks of Cambridge School of Creative Industries / Computer Games Unit, working with academics and practitioners, teaching, and researching games and game related art subjects’ side by side with the industry. We are a forward-looking and rapidly developing unit with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active practice and industry engagement with excellence in learning and teaching.  


With a  degree in computer games art or related discipline and professional experience within a related discipline/subject field you will ensure high standards of teaching, whilst adhering to quality assurance standards, and provide an excellent student experience. You will be committed to teaching and research and prepared to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as developing your own subject content and help contribute the growth and further development of your course and unit. You will possess excellent communications skills and will demonstrate a flexible approach to work.


The role will include teaching on Computer Games Art.  You will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of research students.


We are fully committed to growing our professional activities and events and very keen to expanding our industry engagements. You will be required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary to perform your duties and may involve occasional evening or weekend work. Flexible working requests are welcomed.


Informal enquiries can be made to James Ward, Head of School of Cambridge School of Creative Industries, at james.ward@aru.ac.uk, or Dr Baris Isikguner, Deputy Head of School, at baris.isikguner@aru.ac.uk. 


Find out more about working with us.


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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