Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Web Design and Coding (4508)
Manchester Metropolitan University
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.
Opened in September 2021, 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.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Web Design and Coding
We are looking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Web Design and Coding. The ideal candidate should have experience of a creative approach to designing and delivering higher education curriculum at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. This role requires a versatile approach and ability to deliver across different levels and (potentially) programmes. They will contribute to a vibrant and collaborative team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academic and industry professionals.
The applicant should have experience of web design and skills in coding, including knowledge of recent developments in digital product development, interface design and user experience, as well as critical thinking practice within an industry context.
We are also looking for Candidates that have experience in digital libraries/archives or educational/informative apps.
The applicant will be expected to help build and grow the coding culture in SODA, including the development of physical computing and maker culture. They will also be responsible for supporting the development of public facing interactive installations involving creative coding such as projection-mapped content, interactive LED screens and Object Based Media (OBM).
The applicant should also have an in-depth understanding of current industry trends within this field and/or be able to conduct research as well as delivering programmes that are grounded in the present but offer space to explore the future – leading students to investigate what it means to be a creative arts practitioner at the convergence of storytelling, technology and innovation.
Working at Manchester Met
Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work. We are ambitious for our staff and ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make – at Manchester Met Staff are one of our four strategic priorities.
Submit a cover letter and CV via our application portal that specifically refers to the Job Description that accompanies this advert, addressing your strengths in relation to Research and/or Knowledge and Enterprise (industry experience); Learning & Teaching; Academic Citizenship and Leadership. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact [email protected]
Please note that this vacancy is for a 1.0 fte (37.5 hours) position.