|Salary:||Grade 10 (£53,353 to £61,823) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£54,420 to £63,059)|
|Placed On:||28th February 2023|
|Closes:||27th March 2023|
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, music and sound design 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: foundation year, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees that run alongside degree apprenticeships, summer schools and short courses.
SODA builds on the award-winning strengths of the Manchester School of Art, and brings together creative and craft 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.
Reader – Music and Sound Design
We are looking to appoint a Reader in Music and Sound Design, with post holders expected to work towards a promotion to Professor, typically within a period of four to five years.
Working at SODA and leading in music and sound design means that you will inspire, lead, and support colleagues in developing a strong digital research culture and influence new pedagogical approaches and practices within the school. Experience of teaching and learning across Foundation, UG and PGT, both in person and online, with clear evidence of outstanding communication and teaching practice skills, is crucial. Candidates will be working at the leading edge of innovative digital music/sound practices, theories, and discourses.
The ideal candidate would have experience in a number of the following areas: 1) experience of creating music and/or sound design for various media including for example, film, TV, games and installations; 2) a familiarity with a range of digital audio production software such as Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, Reaper, FMOD/Unreal & Max and, 3) experience of contemporary music and sound production techniques (this is essential). An understanding of, or background in, creative coding for electronic music/DSP and familiarity with contemporary techniques for creating immersive and spatial audio environments would be desirable.
Experience of developing partnerships in the cultural and/or digital industries is also important in SODA given the school's connectivity to regional, national, and international industry. With state-of-the-art sound studios, SODA is ambitious to expand research and industry engagement to match our teaching excellence. The Reader will support this through contribution to teaching as well as research and/or knowledge exchange.
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