Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (UX & Web Design)

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (UX & Web Design)

Manchester Metropolitan University – School of Digital Arts

Location: Manchester
Salary: Grade 8 (£35,845 to £41,526) to Grade 9 (£42,792 to £49,553)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th June 2021
Closes: 5th July 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-3499

SODA

The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is our response to, and an investment in, screen-based business and technologies. It will create a digital skills powerhouse that will host a diverse programme of degree apprenticeships, continuing professional development, work-based training, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and resources. It will build on the award-winning strengths of the Manchester School of Art, and bring together creative and craft disciplines, technical and scientific skills, industry partnerships and global research to train the next generation of talent, who will ensure that the UK continues to compete on an international scale.

Due to open in 2021, our new purpose-built £35m School will work closely with key cultural and industry partners including: Red Productions, BBC, ITV and HOME to ensure that Greater Manchester has the skills base needed to support its continued growth as a centre of cultural capital and creative innovation. It is estimated that the School could generate an annual boost of £13 million for the local economy. SODA has been awarded £14.9m of Government funding through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority – which has been matched by the University.

Lecturer – Web Design

Ideally, you should have experience of a creative approach to designing and delivering higher education curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. This role requires a versatile approach and ability to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academic and industry professionals.

You will be able to demonstrate an ability of critical and professional approaches to teaching, research or knowledge exchange in the areas of making digital products for the web and have an approach to designing and developing that centres creativity, accessibility, the audience, and usability. You will have an understanding of the emerging practices for interactive user interfaces using JavaScript (e.g., React, Angular, Vue.js and others) within the contexts of usability and accessibility, amongst other skills such as communicating the importance of web developer tools to create error-free, production-ready websites. A working knowledge and experience of physical computing – interactive interfaces, IoT,  microcontrollers and sensors is desirable.

This role requires an in-depth understanding of current industry trends as well as the ability to conduct research and deliver programmes that are grounded in the present but offer space to explore the future – leading students to investigate what it means to be a creative media practitioner at the convergence of storytelling, technology and innovation.

A good first degree in a relevant discipline, with professional or higher level qualifications such as PhD is desirable.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV via our application portal. If you would like further information, please contact J.R.Griffiths@mmu.ac.uk 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equalitydiversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the communityirrespective of background, belief or identityrecognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.