Teesside University seeks new Lecturer in Comics & Concept Art

Do you have experience of teaching at Higher Education level and real world experience of concept art and comic production? If so, you may be the person Teesside University are looking for, as they’re currently seeking a Lecturer in Comics & Concept Art.

Teesside University. Photo: Teesside University

Teesside University. Photo: Teesside University

Teesside University have a vacancy for an individual with either a good honours degree, equivalent professional qualification or significant practical work experience in a related discipline to contribute to teaching, research, knowledge exchange, enterprise and business engagement within the Department of Games, Animation and Visual Effects.

You must have the ability to contribute to curriculum design and development and will be committed to undertaking research, development and/or scholarship.  A knowledge and understanding of the following are essential for this role: pre-production processes and comics/graphic novels production practice; current trends in digital art; creating content on existing and emergent digital software; digital art production tools and software.

The University describes Tees Valley is an enjoyable place to live – in the heart of the North of England’s coastline and countryside, with easy access to Durham, Newcastle and York.

Teesside University has a proud history of learning and teaching stretching back over 85 years. Officially opened as Constantine Technical College to support Middlesbrough’s booming engineering and shipping industries in 1930, the college became a polytechnic in 1969 and then one of 14 new universities approved by the Privy Council in 1992.

Today Teesside University is consistently climbing all the league tables measuring academic performance and student experience having been the first modern university to be awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2009-10.

Applications must be submitted by 17th September 2019 and details of the job and application forms can be found here. The post is available on a full-time or job share basis.  (If you wish to apply on a job share basis you must state this on your application)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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