Lecturer Digital Media/UX Design - Full Time, Fixed-term – 12 months

Edinburgh Napier University

United Kingdom

October 9, 2022


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Lecturer Digital Media/UX Design - Full Time, Fixed-term – 12 months

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£42,155 to £51,805 per annum - Grade 6


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Edinburgh Napier University's Schools of Computing and Engineering & the Built Environment have around 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students, and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Institute of Building and others. We have excellent computing, engineering and construction lab facilities based in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring capital.

The latest UK national research assessment, REF 2021, places our Computer Science research in the top-30 in the whole UK and 3rd best in Scotland (both in power ranking). In terms of research impact 100% of our work achieved the highest rating (4), a performance achieved only by six other universities in the whole UK.

Now is a great time to take advantage of an opportunity we have available for an academic or researcher with expertise in Digital Media User Experience Design, to join our Creative and Social Informatics research groups and add to the work of the experienced team.

The Role:

In this role you will have the opportunity to support the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Digital Media, UX Design and Animation. Students study a wide variety of fields such as video development, 3D animation and modelling, digital imaging, creative technologies, research through design and UX/ID. We are looking for a Lecturer in Digital Media UX Design who is:

  • Passionate about student-centred learning and developing industry-ready graduates.
  • Excited about developing their research and esteem through externally funded projects and industry partnerships.
  • Willing to develop their personal area of expertise to complement and augment our team.
  • As a lecturer, you will be a member of our Creative and Social Informatics subject group with:

  • A research allowance of at least 30% of your time to build your research – which can be increased further through external funding.
  • Support for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Extensive training and development opportunities through our Human Resources (HR) and Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
  • Support for grant applications and post-award running of grants from professional services colleagues and the RIE.
  • Opportunities to lead and join PhD student supervisory teams.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the leadership of the research group.
  • There is support for travel to conferences, purchasing equipment and developing your network, a range of development opportunities, and the opportunity to quickly join a PhD student supervisory team.

    If you do not have membership of the Higher Education Academy's professional membership scheme, you will be expected to study towards a PGCert in Teaching and Learning supported by the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE), or to gain membership through another route.

    For a full role profile please click here.

    What we will need from you:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
  • Excellent track record of research publications appropriate for the career stage.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in one or more of the areas mentioned above to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes.
  • Relevant teaching experience appropriate for the career stage.
  • Commitment to face to face, blended, and online teaching for both on- campus and off-campus delivery in UK and overseas
  • Benefits we offer:

    Competitive salary and minimum 41 days annual leave, with excellent benefits including our generous pension scheme (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme).

    Additional Information:

    Fixed-term – 12 months

    Salary: £42,155 to £51,805 per annum - Grade 6

    Application closing date: 9th October 2022 at 11.59pm

    Interview date: Week commencing 24th October 2022

    The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here

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