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Teaching Fellowship in Immersive Storytelling

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Media Arts

Location: London
Salary: £43,660 to £51,687 Per annum, Inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2020
Closes: 10th February 2020
Job Ref: 0120-009

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in Immersive Storytelling to take up a key role in the establishment of StoryFutures Academy: National Centre of Immersive Storytelling.

We’re looking for an experienced creative working in immersive storytelling who wants to shape the next generation of talent in this fast-growing field. You will have the opportunity to lead our new teaching programmes at Masters, Professional and undergraduate level. The successful candidate will bring a creative practice specialism that aligns immersive storytelling with film, television and/or gaming traditions. They will be able to take a leading role in our new MA Immersive Storytelling degree as well as help develop immersive pathways within our existing degrees.

Candidates applying for Teaching Fellowship should have a developing record of high quality research and/or the ability to translate professional production experience in social media into a viable research plan.

The successful candidate will provide innovative teaching in the creative use of immersive technologies for storytelling, communications and artistic work. They will work in one of the UK’s top 20 universities and join the StoryFutures Academy programme, part of the Government’s unprecedented £133m investment in immersive technologies to make the UK a world leader in this medium. You will work closely with our partners at the National Film and Television School, with access to world leading partners and technologies ranging from Sony Interactive Entertainment to Imaginarium Studios, BBC3 and Figment Productions.

You will have worked in a professional or research environment in which immersive technologies – AR, VR, XR – are deployed for creative storytelling purposes platforms with demonstrable experience of innovation in the use of such technologies. This may range from working in directing, producing, editing, game engines or other creative parts of the immersive production pipeline.

The successful candidate will have technical skills, including at least one of the following in depth: Creative production management; video production for VR (interactive or linear); content and/or app development for AR; project development for mixed reality; post-production skills for VR; Coding or UX design; proficiency in Unreal or Unity.

Candidates applying for the research-led Lecturer position should have the ability to translate creative and professional practice into a research context.

This is a 0.5, 18 month fixed term contract, available from 1 March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is based between Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. There will also be some teaching in our central London campus in the heart of Bloomsbury.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Victoria Mapplebeck on 07977 477450

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit . The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

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