Lecturer in Internet Design

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Art and Humanities, School of Art, Design and Architecture

BA/BSc (Hons) Internet Design is a vibrant course of study in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. It focuses on cultivating strong design and technical practices by introducing and advancing computational media, systems, and technologies mainly within the areas of communication networks, web development, interaction design, big data, social media, cloud applications, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence.

The Programme is partnered and sponsored by leading companies in the industry, such as IBM, Facebook, Sony, and Google, and the Award has a close relationship with i-DAT (the Institute of Digital Art and Technology), an open research lab for playful experimentation with creative technology.

We are seeking a lecturer to support primarily undergraduate study and lead the Award. You will contribute to practical and theoretical teaching and research in Internet technologies and communication systems, and you need to be highly experienced in a range of contemporary web development platforms (i.e. HTML, CSS, Node.js, Javascript, Python, MEAN Stack, React, APIs), as well as experienced in cloud services and applications, data mining and visualization, and the Internet of Things.

The position requires academic critical skills combined with practical digital art & technology software, hardware and design experience. You will have substantial HE teaching experience and the necessary technical skills to teach in the field of web 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 masters/doctoral supervising is desirable. We will also consider applicants with extensive practical or industrial experience in relevant areas.

Working closely with the programme leader, you will 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 and theoretical study, personal tutoring, assessment and feedback, maintaining quality of delivery as well as organisation of educational field trips/visits, visiting lectures, career spines, student work placements and end of year shows.

At Plymouth, being an outstanding teacher involves being an outstanding scholar. In this role, you will enhance professional practice in the subject area, ensure that innovations in learning practice are adopted and that methods of learning and delivery continuously develop, so that the University is at the forefront of teaching practice and innovation.

Please include a PDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your website. For more information please visit:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/bsc-digital-media-design

This is a permanent, full-time position working 37 hours per week.

For informal discussions about this post, please contact David Smart, Associate Head of School by telephone 01752 585232 or email david.smart@plymouth.ac.uk

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 5 October 2017

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and 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.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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