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Lecturer in Interactive Media

Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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Role Description

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer in Interactive Media, available from September 2020. The lectureship will be appointed on a research and teaching contract.

You will join an innovative and rapidly expanding department, which brings together research, teaching and commercial activities in the fields of interactive media, film, television, theatre and the rich space in which they converge. The department is home to a lively and growing community of academics exploring technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives on interactive media, with expertise spanning human-computer interaction, user-experience design, games, data visualization, accessibility, interactive film, immersive technology and digital culture. A particularly exciting feature of the department is the central role it plays in major government research investments in interactive media, including: the Digital Creativity Labs, a £19m EPSRC Digital Economy Hub that fosters impact driven research in the digital creative industries; XRStories, a £15m AHRC Creative Industry Cluster exploring immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling; WEAVR, a £4m ICSF Audience of the Future Demonstrator developing new data-driven and immersive spectator experiences in esports; and the £6.4m EPSRC Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence Centre for Doctoral Training.


You will develop research objectives, carry out individual or collaborative research projects and lead on or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.  You will also design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area. You will also demonstrate the ability to play a significant role in the delivery and development of our innovative Interactive Media BSc, teaching and supervising students on topics relating to the design and prototyping of interactive media that match your knowledge and experience. You will also undertake departmental citizenship and administrative responsibilities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have the ambition to have substantial impact in your field, demonstrate international research potential, and inspire students through innovative teaching. You will have a PhD and be able to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in an area that complements our growing interactive media team and broader department’s research. Example research areas include, but are not limited to: interactive digital performance, digital media art, HCI and UX design, virtual and augmented reality, 3D graphics and animation, social media, interactive and immersive storytelling, games, data visualization, digital health, and human interaction with artificial intelligence.  You will have the proven ability to contribute to high quality research and the dissemination of research findings.  In additional, you will have experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level as well as have evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules.  ​

We particularly encourage applications from female and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented within the University of York in this area.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Hook: telephone +44 (0)1904 325238, e-mail See also the department website at:

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