Lecturer in Animation

University of Salford

United Kingdom

June 26, 2022


Opportunity ID


Opportunity Closing Date

26/06/2022, 23:55

Primary Location

Salford - MediaCityUK

School or Business Unit

School of Arts, Media & Creative Technology

Contract Type

Full Time Permanent




The University of Salford takes pride in its local roots, while also being recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and enterprise activity regionally, nationally and internationally. We sit at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and actively engage with stakeholders across the region and beyond to embed our industry collaboration activity in the curriculum, ensuring our students receive the best possible experience and are fit for their future after graduation.

The School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology is a leading centre for practice-based education in the creative disciplines. Through significant investment in our staff and facilities, we are strengthening our position as a centre of excellence for socially engaged teaching practice and research whose graduates are sought after as content creators and for the innovative application of creative technology, both in the creative industries and across wider sectors of the economy. We have a clear vision to become a top quartile provider of practice-based education in the creative industries, continuing to advance our standing as a destination of choice for students in the UK and internationally.

Our £55 million New Adelphi flagship building offers top-quality specialist equipment and facilities to suit all creative requirements. We are also the only UK university to have a campus at MediaCityUK, an international media hub next to prestigious media organisations such as the BBC, ITV, and Dock10, with industry-standard facilities that offer a professional environment for our staff and students. The School's activities are organised into four Directorates, currently totalling around 4,800 students: Art and Design; Creative Technology, Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History; Film and Broadcast Media; and Performance, Music, English and Dance.

We are delighted that you are interested in finding out more about our current vacancy for the role of Lecturer in Animation in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology.

We are looking for an inspiring and resourceful candidate to continue to enhance our undergraduate provision in animation and to support the launch of an exciting new MA in Animation from September 2022, advancing practice and research in this area. The successful candidate will have an established or emerging academic track record, as well as relevant industry experience and a passion to work with students from diverse backgrounds. The BA (Hons) Animation at Salford is an exciting, practice-based programme that fuses craft and theory to produce engaged and motivated students who can work collaboratively across a range of related media disciplines. Our degrees focus on creativity in practice, research and project work with industry and fosters collaboration between different subject disciplines. We are based in a cutting-edge digital facility at the heart of MediaCityUK, surrounded by industry leaders and major contributors to high-end animation production. The degree has access to a range of impressive industry-level facilities for all stages of production. Visiting industry speakers are integral to the programme and ensure our programme stays ahead of industry practices and technologies. Our practitioner academics engage students work in external opportunities in order to prepare graduates for work and a career in industry.

This is a full-time permanent position and the starting salary is £42,149 per annum.

We are delighted that you are interested in finding out more about our current vacancies for 25 exciting new roles in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology:

  • Creative Technical Demonstrator in Animation

  • Creative Technical Demonstrator in Editing

  • Creative Technical Demonstrator in Film Production
  • Lecturer in Animation
  • Lecturer in Digital Media and XR
  • Lecturer in Digital Video Production and Management

  • Lecturer in Film Production

  • Lecturer in Games and XR Design and Development
  • Lecturer in International History
  • Lecturer in Journalism
  • Lecturer in Musicology

  • Lecturer in Performance (0.6 FTE)

  • Lecturer in Photography
  • Lecturer in Post Production and VFX
  • Lecturer in Production Management
  • Lecturer in Television Studies

  • Lecturer in TV Production (Unscripted and Factual) (0.6 FTE)

  • Senior Lecturer in Technical Theatre and Creative Technology
  • Teaching Fellow in Costume Design (0.6 FTE)
  • Teaching Fellow in Fashion Business and Promotion (0.8 FTE)
  • Teaching Fellow in Fashion Image Making and Styling (0.8 FTE)

  • Teaching Fellow in Film, TV and Stage Design (0.4 FTE)

  • Teaching Fellow in Film, TV and Stage Design (0.4 FTE)
  • Teaching Fellow in Music Management (0.5 FTE)
  • Teaching Fellow in Music Management (0.5 FTE)
  • We are committed to promoting a truly diverse and inclusive community, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible and agile working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure that this is reflected across our colleague profile as well. We particularly encourage applications from women and individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are currently under- represented within these areas. We also operate a guaranteed interview scheme for job applicants who declare they have a disability and meet the essential criteria of the job they are applying for.

    There is a varied benefits package available through ‘My Salford' where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong!

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    About the employer

    Established in 1967, the University of Salford is a leading public institution of higher education and research in Salford, Great Manchester, New England. It was originally set up as Royal Technical Institute in 1896, transforming into the College of Advanced...