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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Sound Design (Video Games)

Manchester Metropolitan University - School of Digital Arts (SODA

Location: Manchester
Salary: Grade 8 (£35,845 to £41,526) to Grade 9 (£42,792 to £49,553)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st June 2021
Closes: 22nd June 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-3431

The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Sound Manchester Metropolitan University has been a pioneer in modern education since its origins in 1824. Manchester Metropolitan sits in the top 200 young universities in the world, with 85% of its research rated as ‘world-leading’. The University is proud to have recently gained a TEF Silver award and has ambitious plans for the future.

Building off the institution’s overarching ambition, the Manchester School of Art continues to push the boundaries of developments across the arts and creative industries. Based in the heart of Manchester, with close links with the growing creative and digital sector. The School is a pioneer in experimentation and creative learning and is now in the process of redesigning its Media provision in order to respond to industry needs. The School of Digital Arts is Manchester Metropolitan’s response to and an investment in screen-based business and technologies. It will create a digital skills powerhouse that will host a diverse programme of degree apprenticeships, Continuing Professional Development, work-based training, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and resources. It will build on the award winning strengths of the Manchester School of Art, and bring together creative and craft disciplines, technical and scientific skills, industry partnerships and global research to train the next generation of talent, who will ensure that the UK continues to compete on an international scale.

Manchester is a globally recognised centre for broadcast TV, film, radio, digital media and IT. The city is renowned for initiatives such as the Manchester International Festival. The new School will work closely with key cultural and industry partners including: Red Productions, BBC, ITV and HOME to ensure that Greater Manchester has the skills base needed to support its continued growth as a centre of cultural capital and creative innovation. It is estimated that the School could generate an annual boost of £13 million for the local economy. The School has been awarded 14.9 million of Government funding, through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, matched by Manchester Metropolitan.

The Senior Lecturer will have a creative approach to sound design for video games. They will teach sound design and deliver HE curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. Experience in sound design for AR/VR environments would also be beneficial

The Senior Lecturer will use their understanding of current industry trends in emerging fields, audio and theoretical concepts such as sonic perspectives, layered textures and abstract vs. concrete sound design as well as more tangible concepts such as gain structure and basic digital audio principals to support innovative provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a particular emphasis on industry collaboration.

This role requires a versatile approach and ability to contribute to a team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academics and industry professionals.

To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification.

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