Lecturer in Digital Art and Technology

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to undertake research and teaching in the broad area of digital arts and technology, including but not limited to virtual/augmented reality, games, 3D animation, visual effects, interaction design, and to participate in the administration of our digital arts & technology programmes.

You will have a strong international research record, demonstrated by a track record of high-quality publications in relevant conferences and journals and the ability to teach students at different levels, and a commitment to developing student potential are also necessary.

As a Lecturer you will be affiliated to the Intelligent Interactions Research Group with expertise in computer vision, machine learning and pattern recognition, human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital arts. It hosts 10 academic staff and over 35 PhD students.

As a Lecturer in Digital Arts and Technology you will:

  • Teach and convene modules in digital arts and technology, and to contribute to curriculum development in this area.
  • Conduct research at an international level and meet the research activity targets set for each individual member of staff.
  • Make an effective contribution to administrative roles as designated by the Head of School or their nominated representative.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in the relevant area or equivalent industrial experience and expert knowledge in the digital arts and technology, e.g. virtual reality/augmented reality, 3D animation, visual effects, gaming, interaction design or other relevant areas.
  • A strong, recent track record of high-quality research publications and/or other forms of research output in appropriate areas.
  • A familiarity with either VR/AR software/hardware, 3D animation or post-production software and the ability to teach at various levels and for different student groups (undergraduate and postgraduate).

The School of Engineering & Digital Arts is part of the Faculty of Sciences and prides itself on offering excellent teaching in an environment which is also supporting world-class research in the subject areas in which we teach. We have an excellent track record of achievement in teaching, in research, and in enterprise-led activity, and we maintain strong working contacts with Academic and Industrial Organisations within the UK, in Europe, and worldwide.

Start date for applications: 22 November 2017

Closing date for applications: 07 January 2018

Interviews are to be held: 08 February 2018

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0859.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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