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[Commlist] Lectureship in Interactive Media at the University of York, UK

Tue Mar 09 08:37:32 GMT 2021

 Lectureship in Interactive Media at the University of York, UK

Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 28th March 2021

Role Description

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer in Interactive
Media, available from September 2021. The lectureship will be
appointed on a research and teaching contract.

You will join an innovative and rapidly expanding department, which
brings together research, teaching and commercial activities in the
fields of interactive media, film, television, theatre and the rich
space in which they converge. The department is home to a lively and
growing community of academics exploring technical, creative and
socio-cultural perspectives on interactive media, with expertise
spanning human-computer interaction, user-experience design, games,
data visualization, accessibility, interactive film, immersive
technology and digital culture. A particularly exciting feature of the
department is the central role it plays in major government research
investments in interactive media, including: the Digital Creativity
Labs, a £19m EPSRC Digital Economy Hub that fosters impact driven
research in the digital creative industries; XRStories, a £15m AHRC
Creative Industry Cluster exploring immersive and interactive
technologies for digital storytelling; WEAVR, a £4m ICSF Audience of
the Future Demonstrator developing new data-driven and immersive
spectator experiences in esports; and the £6.4m EPSRC Intelligent
Games and Game Intelligence Centre for Doctoral Training.


You will develop research objectives, carry out individual or
collaborative research projects and lead on or contribute to the
production of research outputs and research outcomes.  You will also
design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules
and/or within a particular programme or subject area. You will also
demonstrate the ability to play a significant role in the delivery and
development of our innovative Interactive Media BSc, teaching and
supervising students on topics relating to the design and prototyping
of interactive media that match your knowledge and experience. You
will also undertake departmental citizenship and administrative

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have the ambition to have substantial impact in your field,
demonstrate international research potential, and inspire students
through innovative teaching. You will have a PhD and be able to
demonstrate knowledge and expertise in an area that complements our
growing interactive media team and broader department’s research.
Example research areas include, but are not limited to: interactive
digital performance, digital media art, HCI and UX design, virtual and
augmented reality, 3D graphics and animation, social media,
interactive and immersive storytelling, games, data visualization,
digital health, and human interaction with artificial intelligence.
You will have the proven ability to contribute to high quality
research and the dissemination of research findings.  In addition, you
will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and
learning at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level as well as
have evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery
across a range of modules.

We particularly encourage applications from female and BAME
candidates, who are currently under-represented within the University
of York in this area.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Jonathan Hook: e-mail
(jonathan.hook /at/ See also the department website at:

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