Lecturer in Digital Media Design

University of Plymouth - School of Art, Design and Architecture

BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design is a vibrant course of study in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. The programme is well established and embeds the production of digital media and design within a framework of creative and experimental artistic practice. Digital Media Design includes connected pathways of study – Game design, Interaction design, Information design and Live Media design with exciting new developments in planning. Importantly, the course has relationships with research groups in the school, in particular i-DAT (the Institute of Digital Art and Technology), an open research lab for playful experimentation with creative technology.

Digital Media Design is based on the main University campus at the heart of the city of Plymouth. Course facilities include a unique 40 seat, 9m Full Dome digital projection environment, a fablab and Smarterplanet lab created in collaboration with IBM.

We are seeking a lecturer to support primarily undergraduate study. You will contribute to practical and theoretical teaching and research in immersive media technologies, in particular game technologies and ludic strategies, virtual/augmented reality, digital art and experimental perception. The position requires someone with academic critical skills combined with practical digital art & technology software, hardware and design experience. You will have substantial HE teaching experience, and have the necessary technical skills to teach and research in the field of immersive media technologies and their application to art and design practice. The post will also involve input at postgraduate MRes level and contribute to the development and exploitation of digital media resources for research (PhD’s and post-doctoral) and innovation (commercialisation and public engagement) within the i-DAT research group.

You will hold a PhD (or be near to completion) in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate an established research track record and evolving profile appropriate to the role. Experience in supervising masters/doctoral students is desirable. We will also consider applicants with extensive practical or industrial experience in relevant areas.

Accountable to the Associate Head of School (Design) and working closely with the programme leader, you will have strong communication and presentation skills and be expected to take part in curriculum development and course management as required. Key aspects of the role include delivery of teaching/lectures, module leadership, supervision of practical/theoretical study and personal tutoring.

Recruitment and selection will be based on individual merit; however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in this area within the University. Please include a PDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your personal website.

More information on the BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design please visit:



This is a permanent, part-time position working 22.2 hours per week.

For informal discussions, please contact David Smart, Associate Head of School – Design, tel: 01752 585232, email: david.smart@plymouth.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 6 December 2016

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity; welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia and has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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