Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media
University of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
United Kingdom

Department


We invite applications for the position of Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media to contribute to the University of York’s BSc in Interactive Media programme. Launched in September 2014, this interdisciplinary BSc programme achieved an overall satisfaction score of 90% in the 2018 National Student Survey, and ranked first in the Russell Group for “Learning Opportunities” and “Organisation and Management” measures. This position will commence mid-December 2019 and will be available as a full time appointment for a period of 6 months (until mid-June 2020).

 

The role will be held within the University’s interdisciplinary Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV). TFTV, established in 2006, is a highly innovative department that brings together research, teaching and commercial activities in the fields of interactive media, film, television and theatre. In September 2010, we moved into a £30m purpose-designed building with superb facilities for both production activities and academic study. In 2015, the department together with Computer Science started leading the Digital Creativity Labs, a newly funded £18m flagship project of the UK Government’s Digital Economy programme. On 1 May 2019, the department, together with the Digital Creativity Labs, launches XR Stories, an exciting new R&D partnership for the Yorkshire screen industries as part of the Creative Industries Cluster Programme, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and part of the Industrial Strategy.   

 

Role


The successful candidate will lead and teach on existing modules covering introductory programming in Processing (Java) and the interactive media development process (e.g. design, user experience, prototyping, evaluation and project management for a variety of applications). You will develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material to create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students as well as carry out on-going curriculum review, and contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies. You will also contribute to final year project supervision and marking and undertake a range of administrative responsibilities.

 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed


You will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a PhD, but at least a Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Computer Science, HCI or Games Design and Development) and experience teaching at HE level. You must have experience with / knowledge of object-oriented programming, especially in Java, and the software development lifecycle for different kinds of interactive media (e.g. entertainment, mobile, education applications). You will also have the skills to design, manage and deliver their own teaching, carry out assessment duties, engage with a wide-ranging audience, as well as supervise student work and carry out pastoral supervision. Personal attributes must include demonstrated attention to detail and commitment high-quality work, a collaborative ethos, a positive attitude to colleagues and students, willingness to work proactively and ability to plan and prioritise their own work.

 

Please direct informal enquiries to the BSc in Interactive Media Programme Leader, Dr Jenna Ng (telephone: 01904 325277; e-mail: jenna.ng@york.ac.uk). 


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