The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Web Technologies and Development to contribute primarily to teaching activities in interactive media, but also to forge connections with teaching in television, film and theatre. Our undergraduate degree programmes include a BSc in Interactive Media, a BSc in Film and Television Production, and a BA in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance; our masters programmes include Theatre, Digital Film and Television Production and Post Production. There is also a thriving community of research students.
The University is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of York among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research. The Department of Theatre, Film and Television was founded in 2007, and moved into a superb, £30m purpose-designed facility in 2010. We are now seeking to continue to enhance our research and teaching in discipline-specific fields while strengthening and expanding our interdisciplinary work across film and television, theatre and interactive media.
You should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience; have experience of teaching at HE level; and a record as a researcher or professional practitioner in a relevant field. Expertise is particularly required in one or more of the following areas: web technologies and web development, including HTML5 and Java Script; programming digital media (e.g. Processing, Java, Python, C++); and/or social media technologies. Further expertise in video-centric interaction technologies (e.g. image processing and interactive TV); virtual and augmented reality technologies; internet of things; and/or interactive experience design and evaluation could be beneficial.
The appointment will be available from 1st September 2017.
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