[Infovis] Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media at the University of York

Jonathan Hook jonathan.hook at york.ac.uk
Thu May 30 12:43:22 CEST 2019

Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media at the University of York

- Full time from mid-Sept 2019 for 9 months
- Apply by 30/06/2019
- More info and apply at http://bit.ly/imlecturer <http://bit.ly/imlecturer>   

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 was ranked first in the Russell Group for “Learning Opportunities” and “Organisation and Management” measures. 

This position will commence mid-September 2019 and will be available as a full time appointment for a period of 9 months.


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, launched 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.


The successful candidate will lead and teach on existing modules covering introductory media asset creation, virtual environment design and development, and design and prototyping with advanced human-computer interaction technologies. 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 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 in a relevant subject (e.g. Computer Science, HCI or Games Design and Development) and experience teaching at HE level. You will have knowledge of media asset creation using industry standard tools (ideally including the Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Maya); object-oriented programming (ideally in C#); and 3D environment development using games engines (ideally Unity). You must also have the ability to apply this knowledge in the context of teaching prototyping with advanced interaction technologies. Further skills include the ability to design, manage and deliver their own teaching, carry out assessment duties, engage with a wide-ranging audience, as well as supervise student work. Further, you must demonstrate 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 at york.ac.uk).

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