|Salary:||£37,099 to £42,978 pro rata per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||16th October 2023|
2 years fixed-term
We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.
About the role:
StoryLab is interested in how digital innovation and storytelling can effect meaningful social change, cultural participation and heritage sustainability. We explore how the development and democratisation of existing and emerging creative technologies can enable stories to be told in innovative and immersive ways. We experiment with emerging formats and creative technologies such as XR (VR, AR, MR), 360 film, and 3D data visualisation to create powerful experiences. As a Lab we focus on speculative, participatory and agile design to create highly relevant responses to the real-world environment.
An opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow specialising in creative technologies and immersive storytelling to join StoryLab in the Faculty or Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at ARU. The Research Fellow will work on a range of digital and/or immersive experience (XR) practice-led projects involving iterative prototyping, dissemination and evaluation, and will develop new research projects that contribute to StoryLab’s research themes: Human Creativity, Design and Technology; Identity, Culture and Heritage; Sustainable and Resilient Communities. The Research Fellow will be involved in writing funding proposals and publications, developing events with the team and external partners, and supporting StoryLab’s PhD community.
With a Degree plus PhD (or near completion) in Creative Technologies, Immersive Storytelling, Digital Humanities, Film Production or similar, you will have experience working with different types of media and digital technologies. You will also have experience with qualitative and or quantitative research projects and be skilled in analysing data. A willingness to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary research is essential for this role.
It is expected that interviews will take place during week commencing 30th Oct 2023.
Informal enquiries can be made to Emily.Campbell@aru.ac.uk, Business Manager, StoryLab Research Institute, Faculty of AHESS
Please visit https://storylabresearch.com for more information.
Find out more about working with us.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.
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