Lecturer in Video Game Digital Art

Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts

Location:  Curzon Building
Salary: £41,814 to £45,449 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Release Date: 12 October 2023
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 November 2023
Reference: 102023-547


Birmingham City University is a large, vibrant and diverse higher education provider based in the heart of the city, and we currently have an exciting opportunity for a FT Lecturer to join the College of Digital Arts and teach across our games and film courses.

The post-holder will be expected to understand the creative industry’s ever-changing landscape and prepare graduates for exciting opportunities within the Film/TV and Games sectors. We are seeking to appoint someone who is enthusiastic and visionary, with high-level creative practice and experience of teaching digital art principles, in both the 2D and 3D mediums at university level. Our courses are based within the Arts, Design, and Media (ADM) Faculty.


Birmingham City University is growing in quality and standing, with an academic STEAM agenda at the heart of our ambitions. We are transforming the lives of students and their communities and want outstanding academics to join us in taking us on the next stage of our exciting journey.  

We are continuing to invest in new academic roles across the full range of subjects and disciplines that we offer in all four of our Faculties.

Our students learn through doing. They are empowered throughout their educational journey, achieving significant educational gain and personal transformation. In recognition of this we are looking to recruit exceptional academic staff who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines, as makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators.  

There has never been a better time to join us. Come and be part of the next exciting stage of our journey – apply now.


We are one of the country’s leading providers of training for the cultural and creative industries through the work done in our Faculty of Arts, Design and Media (ADM). We blur the boundaries between academia and practice and encourage our students to be bold and innovative with their own work.

As an institution, Birmingham City University is rooted in a history of the creative arts. We grew out of the Birmingham Government School of Design which opened its doors in 1843. This heritage is important, but we are anything but backward-looking. Our staff and our students lead the way in ensuring that we are constantly re-imagining our relationship with the world through our creative subjects.

Our cutting-edge facilities enable the delivery of innovative teaching and ground-breaking research, and we have a firm commitment to inter-disciplinarily through our focus on STEAM. When subjects and disciplines combine, they create new ways of thinking – and this is what we encourage our students to do.

Our staff are the key to our success – supporting our graduates to leave with skills fit for the future through their industry knowledge and expertise. And our research too, is changing the face of society – with world-leading outcomes across English, media, music as well as art and design, in areas which leave a lasting impact on society.


Click Apply Online at the bottom of the screen and complete the Application Form.

In support of your application, we will ask you to provide:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages offering an overview of your career and expertise, and how that experience makes you the ideal candidate for this role.
  • An up-to-date CV including your publication list and research and/or consultancy activity.
  • A copy of two of your publications or outputs, or digital links to them where possible. If providing digital links, please include these on your cover letter document.

For guidance on the above, please refer to the Application Guidance document below.


At the heart of our 2025 Strategy is our mission is to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.

Our heritage of making through innovation and its application through knowledge exchange, and of creative research and practice, today finds it expression in our STEAM agenda, in our research and enterprise, and in our commitment to challenge-based learning. Working across disciplines, and delivering impactful research and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the continuing transformation of our academic portfolio. 

Research by our staff and students creates new knowledge, catalyses innovation, and has global impact. Through our research, we make new discoveries and deliver benefit to culture, industry, society, and the environment. Ground-breaking projects include changing health and care guidelines, improving policy and practice regarding Islamophobia, optimising energy efficient homes, promoting human dignity worldwide, improving critical care nursing, and exploring issues faced by jazz musicians. 


Birmingham is home to a rich and diverse range of communities.  Our students reflect this rich cultural mix, and we are continuing to work to make sure that this is also reflected in our broader university community. By working together, combining our many different backgrounds and life experiences, we will empower each other to reach our full potential. 

You can read more about Birmingham City University’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion here.

Further details: Job Description – Lecturer Guidance for Applicants

If you need guidance in completing the application form, please contact academiccareers@bcu.ac.uk. Likewise, if this is your first time applying for an academic vacancy in the UK and you would like guidance in completing your application, please do get in touch with us. Please be aware that due to a high volume of vacancies currently advertised, there may be a delay in responding to you. 

Birmingham City University is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity at every level in the workplace. Applications are welcome from all candidates, regardless of their personal characteristics, background, or beliefs.

BCU Values underpin how we work in achieving the ambitions set out in our Strategy and Priorities, and are the principles that unite the way we work together and for our students.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do. This commitment is enshrined in our BCU Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.

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