First listed on: 29 March 2023

  • Senior Lecturer, Games and Interactivity role within Swinburne University
  • Full time and Ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic level C and benefits with flexible working options

About the Role
The Senior Lecturer in Games and Interactivity is responsible for teaching and researching Games production and enhancing work integrated learning strategies. This position will contribute to the Department of Film, Games and Animation’s mission preparing graduates who are industry ready, technologically skilled and creative thinkers. The incumbent will provide expertise in games production and theory, with a suite of technical and management skills that form the basis of lab and practical subjects. The role will strengthen links between Games Production and creative employment and the creative industries.

The incumbent will have specialist knowledge, skills or interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital Games Production and Project Management methodologies (such as agile)
  • Experience working as a mid or senior game designer within medium to large teams
  • A portfolio demonstrating professional experience in Unity and/or other game engines such as Unreal
  • Documentation and communication skills with development of games design documentation

The Senior Lecturer in Games and Interactivity will also have experience in teaching at tertiary level, including blended, online and on campus modes of delivery. They will be research active and have a record of research publications in quality academic journals or have produced non-traditional research outputs. The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain scholarly, research and professional expertise as part of a highly motivated team educating the next generation of creative leaders in a rapidly evolving social, cultural and technological field. They will be comfortable working in interdisciplinary environments and be capable of making significant internal and external links with other academic disciplines, relevant industry and government.

For more information, please see the Position Description.

About You
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Specialist knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: Games History; Character and/or Creature Design; Conceptual and Asset Design for Games; Narrative Development and Visualisation for Games; Design Techniques related to any 2D, 3D, Art Styles, Combat Design, Encounter Design, Level Design and/or Virtual Production; Games Producing and Project Management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage curriculum development and high quality teaching in the area of games production including with group work and capstone projects.
  • A strong track record of leading and participating in disciplinary research evidenced by publications, involvement in research grants and other relevant outcomes relevant to academic level.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise with a wide variety of academics and students, work within a consultative, team environment in multi-disciplinary contexts, including an ability to work effectively with senior external members of the School, University and relevant professions in industry and government.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of human, financial and physical resources.


  • PhD or equivalent in a related field—Essential
  • Tertiary teaching qualification—Preferred

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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For more information about this role, please contact Professor Susan Kerrigan at

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

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Applications Close: Sunday April 23rd at 11pm


Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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