Lecturer Game Development/ Design


0.8-1.4 FTE

Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Instituut voor Communicatie, Media & IT

An exciting new opportunity exists at the School of Communication, Media & IT for the position of Lecturer Game Development/ Design.

Is it your passion to inspire our students? We are looking for a Lecturer Game Development/ Design.

As a lecturer, you take care of organising, conducting, and assessing relevant courses and projects within the major Game Design. You participate in designing, evaluating and improving the curriculum in cooperation with the other members of the staff at Game Design.
Additionally, you may be tasked with supervising students during their internships and graduation projects, or as their general mentor throughout their studies. Participating in innovative research projects may become part of your tasks, depending on preference, ability, and availability.
Next to that you will be part of the development team for the new bachelors’ programme: Creative Media & Game Technologies.

The lecturer we seek is able to contribute to the following topics:
- Technical design – identifying technical requirements, object-oriented design (e.g. UML, class diagrams), writing a technical design document.
- Basic programming/scripting – basic programming concepts and constructs, input handling, working with databases; working with various platforms (e.g. mobile, web-based, PC, etc.).
- Gameplay programming/scripting – object-oriented programming, game-specific algorithms (e.g. pathfinding, artificial intelligence); working with various languages and packages (e.g. C#, Unity3D, etc.).
- Game animation and tools – 3D modelling, texturing, particles, lighting, raycasting, vectors, 3D art tools (e.g. 3DS Max, Maya, Blendr).
- Game production – organising the production process, production management, quality assurance, working with project management methods such as scrum.

Organisational Context

You will be employed at the School of Communication, Media & IT (CMI) at the bachelor study Communication & Multimedia Design/ Creative Media & Game Technology. The team manager of CMD/CMGT will be your supervisor.

The School of Communication, Media & IT

The School of Communication, Media & IT (CMI), as part of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, specialises in offering a wide range of multifaceted, innovative and internationally oriented bachelor programmes.
The international program Game Design (GD) is one of the three majors within the bachelor study Communication & Multimedia Design (CMD). Within GD, we train students as game designers, game artists, and game developers for the international creative industry. Through interactive workshops and real-world project cases, students learn how to analyse, design, develop, and evaluate both serious games and entertainment games in a realistic and professional setting.
While focusing on the body of knowledge and body of skills related to game design and development, we have four integrated learning lines embedded in the curriculum: Creative Design, 21st Century Skills, Design Research, and Technology. These learning lines are shared with Interaction Design and Visual Design, the other two major programs within CMD.
Currently we are working towards the development of a new bachelor programme: Creative Media & Game Technologies (CMGT). We aim to start this programme in September ’21. The programme will learn students more technical skills in the broad field of technology by using game techniques.
The research group User-Centered Design, linked to CMD, is concerned with integrating applied research into the topics relevant to the majors of CMD and CMGT. The programmes are closely linked to the research group, allowing new insights to be embedded into the curriculum and allowing students to work on relevant research and development cases.

Job requirements

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced individual(s) to join our team. The successful candidates will have:
- An academic background with a Master’s degree in a relevant field and some experience within the creative industry.
- A modern, authentic and student-focused approach to teaching, coaching, and supervising students within the curriculum.
- A passion to inspire students and the ability to contribute to further our educational and professional vision.
- A pragmatic and pro-active approach and the flexibility to work within a young and dynamic multidisciplinary team.
- An excellent proficiency in oral and written English as well as excellent intercultural communication skills.
- Preferably experience with curriculum design and development.

Employment Terms

This is a lecturer (docent) position for a minimum of 0.6 FTE, starting as soon as possible. It concerns a one year, temporary contract which may be renewed. The appointment is subject to current cao-hbo guidelines. The function scale is 11. The salary will amount to a gross minimum of € 3.658,- and a gross maximum of € 5.026,- per month based on a full time position. In addition, you will be entitled to holiday pay and a year-end bonus. Hanze UAS offers plenty of opportunities for further development in your field. A certificate of good conduct may be required. You will get reimbursement for the fee by the Hanze University..

Further Information

Should you need further information regarding this vacancy, please contact drs. Henriët Eilander, team manager CMD/CMGT by phone on (+31) (0)6-25151594.

Should you have questions using the digital application form, please contact HR Recruitment, telephone number + 31 (0)50-595 7505.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Vacancy status

This vacancy has an internal and external status. Employees who work at Hanze University of Applied Sciences take precedence over external candidates.

We do not appreciate acquisition in reference to this advertisement.




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