The University of Worcester BA (Hons) Animation, is seeking to expand their current pool of sessional Animation Lecturers to contribute to teaching during 2017/18.
In the supporting statement of your application form please give evidence to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification; you are advised to address each item on the person specification in turn and give specific examples of activities you have undertaken.
Successful candidates will have specialist knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:
• 3d Modelling and Character Animation
• Cinematography & Story boarding
• Traditional Animation
• 2D digital animation
Please state in your application which area(s) you would be able to teach.
Applicants with an ongoing professional practice and detailed knowledge of current trends and developments in Animation are encouraged to apply.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and to give a 15 minute teaching session on a subject to be provided.
It is important to note that successful candidates will be will be invited to join a pool of sessional lecturers and we will contact you if suitable work becomes available. We are not able to guarantee employment as this will be subject to student numbers. The number of hours available may be limited and may be offered at short notice. We are unable to pay travel expenses for any sessional work undertaken. If you have any queries regarding this please contact us on 01905 855170 or discuss it with us at interview.
Closing date: Sunday 28 Jan 2018
Reference number: ICAAC1801 - 3509
- Job details
- £42.18 per hour to include preparation, teaching, marking, required course administration and £7.60 holiday pay
- By agreement
- To be confirmed
- Responsible for
- Interview date
- To be confirmed
Institute of the Arts
“We are a lively community of scholars, researchers and creative practitioners”
David Broster, Head of Institute
We strive to be an outstanding university at which to be both a student and a member of staff. We have a national reputation as a very friendly community, where both staff and students feel genuinely valued and empowered to make a meaningful contribution. We are one of the fastest growing universities in the UK. We are now a community of over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff members, drawn from over 60 countries and a wide variety of disciplines; we are a major employer in the region.
We are committed to offering our staff the creative combination of challenge, opportunity and support which is needed to grow personally and professionally. Having the best people work at the University is central to the University’s on-going and future success. We offer you a comprehensive induction, extensive staff development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and access to excellent facilities. Staff can also access the University’s wide array of sports, educational and leisure facilities.
For further information about the Game Art course please visit: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/animation-ba-hons.html
- Main duties
1. To prepare for teaching by developing an understanding of the content, learning outcomes and modes of delivery for the relevant sessions. This may involve research and reading in the subject area, and/or adapting existing materials and methods.
2. To prepare course materials, including setting assignments, producing reading lists, and course outlines and handouts, and ensuring that information is available to students in advance of the course and taught sessions.
3. To teach the sessions by tutorials, seminars and any other relevant form of learning method.
4. To be available for tutorial support to students at specified times.
5. To undertake marking, and other forms of assessment; ensure work is second marked and grades submitted on time.
6. To ensure regular contact with relevant Course Leader and to keep them informed of progress through the course.
7. To undertake other administrative duties related to the teaching.
*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.
*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students.
*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.
- Person specification
Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.
1. A higher degree in a relevant subject and/or equivalent professional experience.
2. Proficiency across in one or Aspect of animation production pipelines, and a sound knowledge of professional practice.
3. Experience of organising a programme of work, planning and delivering taught or participatory sessions.
4. A commitment to interactive teaching methods with a learner centred focus.
5. The ability to communicate effectively confidently and clearly with a wide range of people both orally and in writing.
6. Excellent inter-personal skills and a commitment to team-working.
7. ICT competence for teaching purposes and associated course administration.
1. Experience of teaching and assessment within Higher Education.
Applications from Non EEA Workers:
Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction.
Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.
Visit www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules.
Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs
The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.
In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment.
This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.