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Manchester Metropolitan University

School of Digital Arts

The School of Digital Arts, SODA, is looking for colleagues to join us as Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in the following disciplines:

  • Photography
  • Animation
  • Games Art and Design
  • Sound and Music
  • Web Design, Coding and User Experience
  • Creative Digital Design
  • Future Media Production

The School of Digital Arts is a purpose built, interdisciplinary school at one of the UK’s leading universities. Offering industry and research informed courses and specialist spaces with the latest technologies, SODA is a £35M investment into the workspaces, networks, teaching and research that will drive the next generation of creative content. Our students study disciplines that span film, animation, UX, photography, games design, games art and more, often working on live projects with industry partners and frequently collaborating with fellow students and researchers. They choose from a flexible mix of courses from foundation year, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees that run alongside degree apprenticeships, summer schools and short courses.

Each role requires a versatile approach and ability to deliver across different levels and (potentially) programmes and contribute to a vibrant and collaborative team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academic and industry professionals.

This is an exciting time to join SODA. Opened in September 2021 we are growing our academic team across each discipline and have invested significantly in our digital capability with new state of the art equipment and software. We work closely with a diverse range of cultural and industry partners, for example Quay Street Productions, Black Magic Design, BBC, ITV and HOME, and are ideally placed in a creative global city that has transformed to be a leading powerhouse of the UK’s digital economy. Industry connectivity and inclusion within the School is critical.

As part of the Manchester School of Art, SODA builds on its award-winning strengths and and focus on creative, craft and digital disciplines, technical and scientific skills, industry partnerships and global research to teach the next generation of talent. Rated sixth in the UK for its research power, and with a history of generating ideas and innovation that stretches back 180 years, Manchester School of Art has pioneered the interdisciplinary approach that guides how we teach and work at SODA.

The School of Digital Arts is a proud part of Manchester Metropolitan University. We build on the creative, science, tech and business strengths of a university whose research is rated as ‘world-leading’ and is changing the way we live, work, learn and play.

Interviews will be taking place in July/August/September 2023.

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter detailing why you fit the job description, via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please send an email to sodarecruitment@mmu.ac.uk and someone from SODA Recruitment will get back to you.

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