Professor of Immersive Design (UOH-TA-0007-ES)

University of Hull
February 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:£10,000 (£8,500
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Professor of Immersive Design Reference: UOH-TA-0007-ES

Campus: Hull Faculty/Area: Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education School/Department: School of The Arts Subject Group/Team: Screen Salary: £61,000 Minimum banding - Negotiable upwards Discretionary allowance Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Candidate Pack below.

BENEFITS : £10,000 (£8,500 tax free) Relocation Package, Interview expenses, Subsidised health benefits and discounted services, University of Hull Pension Contribution up to 21%.

  • The University offer a total of 39 days holiday
  • 28x days basic
  • 8x public holidays (or more if awarded extra by the Monarchy)
  • 3x Christmas closure days
  • WORKLOAD : Circa 40% Research, 55% Teaching, 5% Admin

    THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL: The University of Hull have achieved significant momentum and are experiencing a period of ongoing success, which they're looking to further build upon. A £300 – million boost to new facilities offering everything you could need on campus, located in the heart of the UK's most affordable city, awaits ready to home and truly welcome academic professionals of all disciplines. This is an opportunity to contribute to a collective of likeminded academic professionals and a chance to take advantage of The University of Hull's values, which are to be INCLUSIVE, EMPOWERING and PROGRESSIVE. The University has challenged itself to significantly invest in all areas of research whilst also keeping a focus on key issues, such as Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability.


    The University of Hull is seeking to appoint a Professor of Immersive Design, within the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education. The School of the Arts is a vibrant and distinctive community of academics across a range of different subject areas that include Drama, Music and Music Production, and Screen (which includes Film, Game Design, Graphic Design, and Media). The physical resources are first rate and include: a fully working theatre; a concert hall; music studios; and a recently completed Media hub (2021).

    You will be based within the Screen team but given the senior nature of the role will be expected to contribute towards school, faculty, and university activities. This a key role to develop research and knowledge exchange capacity in this area within the faculty. As the Professor of Immersive Design, you will have knowledge and skills within traditional and virtual production as well as immersive media. Your expertise is required in areas such as real-time graphics, game engines, VFX, extended reality, digital art, and digital filmmaking. We encourage you to apply if you can present clear evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, research, and continuing professional developments. You will also lead the new MA Immersive Art Design which includes modules in extended realities (XR) and contribute to the undergraduate curriculum. You will be expected to supervise PGR students and develop research focus within the subject area supporting the strategic plans developed within the school and university.


  • Participate in the design, development and delivery of a broad range of programmes of study which may include entirely new courses.
  • Develop, design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules and programmes within a subject area using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
  • Review on a regular basis course content and materials, updating when required.
  • Ensure that all course design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University, Faculty and Department.
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Provide research leadership and develop performance research culture.
  • Engage in a personal research programme of international status and quality that makes a significant contribution to the research strategy of the Department.
  • Attract significant research funding or other support for primary research and to mentor colleagues to submit bids for funding.
  • Contribute to the overall management of the department in areas such as budget management and business planning.
  • Initiate, lead and develop appropriate external and professional activities, including the development of external networks and external examining with a view to raising the external profile of the University.
  • Initiate, lead and develop internal networks, for example by chairing and participating in institutional committees.

  • A doctoral qualification
  • A relevant teaching qualification / Senior Fellow of the HEA
  • A good understanding of the academic disciplines within the unit and has a specialism in one or more areas of the department's work (creative industries, drama, film, game and graphic design, media, music and music production).

  • A substantial reputation internationally for research, reflected in sustained output, level of innovation, impact on discipline or profession and recognition
  • A senior academic with an outstanding track record and reputation within their chosen career path
  • Participation in active research communities, creating opportunities and impact
  • FOR MORE INFO : Please contact Edward Stabler ([email protected] – 01482 466817) and arrange an informal discussion with this positions' hiring manager.

    KEY WORDS: Professor of Immersive Design -Reader in Immersive Design -Senior Lecturer in Immersive Design - Professor of Gaming Design – Senior Lecturer in Game Design - Professor of Interactive Media -Researcher in Interactive Media - Real-time graphics -Game engines –VFX - Extended reality - Digital art - Digital filmmaking

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