Lecturer in Design Science
University of York
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Design Science

School of Arts and Creative Technologies
44,263 - 54,395 a year
Grade 7
Contract status
Hours of work
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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
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Applications are invited for a full-time, open Lectureship in Digital Design, available from January 2024. The Lectureship will be appointed on a research and teaching contract. The successful candidate will join the innovative and rapidly expanding School of Arts and Creative Technologies (ACT) and work with colleagues across university faculties. The School of ACT brings together research, teaching and public engagement across interactive media, music, film, television, and theatre; its facilities include a bespoke £30m building with superb, industry-standard equipment, which opened in 2010. A particularly exciting feature of the School is the central role it plays in major government research investments, including: the Digital Creativity Labs, an £18m EPSRC Digital Economy Hub that fosters impact-driven research in the digital creative industries; XR Stories, a £15m AHRC Creative Industry Cluster exploring immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling; WEAVR, a £7m ICSF Audience of the Future Demonstrator developing technologies for new data-driven and immersive spectator experiences in esports; the Screen Industries Growth Network, a £6.4m Research England project aiming to enhance the competitiveness of and future-proof the screen-related industries (film, television, games, XR and other digital media) in Yorkshire; and the £14.7m 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 be a key member of the team shaping our new suite of MScs in Digital Design, due to start in September 2024, as well as teaching on established degree programmes, such as our BSc in Interactive Media. You will undertake PhD supervision as appropriate, and enhance the School’s reputation for highly innovative, impactful research. You will also undertake School citizenship and administrative responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in interaction design or human computer interaction-related subject or equivalent experience (essential)

  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications, or a willingness to complete York’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (essential)

  • Specialist knowledge in subject area of design

  • Demonstrable ability to develop research objectives, projects, and proposals, to publish/disseminate work in appropriate, high-profile ways, and to deliver presentations at conferences and other events. 

  • A commitment to citizenship, including the ability to perform administrative tasks in a timely fashion, and to contribute to the collegial and collaborative ethos of the School of ACT.

Interview date: October 2023

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Áine Sheil on aine.sheil@york.ac.uk  

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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