Lecturer in Extended Reality

Vacancy ID: 8542
Main Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Hours: 22.2
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £39,275 to £47,120 per annum (pro rata £23,565 to £28,272 p.a.)
Closing date: August 15, 2022 4:00 pm

The role

The Moving Image and Digital Arts (MIDA) Programme seeks an outstanding practitioner, teacher and/or researcher to join the Programme as a lecturer in the BA Immersive Media and Mixed Reality and MA Virtual Reality courses. MIDA is part of the Screen School at UAL’s London College of Communication. Our Programme includes 2D and 3D animation, games design, virtual reality and visual effects.

Supporting the course leaders, the post-holder will deploy specialist expertise to assist with curriculum planning and teaching activities, such as course delivery, grading, and tutorials. You will actively pursue the latest technical developments in XR software and hardware and will help customise this knowledge for students with different study backgrounds and technical skills. You will work collaboratively across courses in the MIDA Programme, deploying specialist expertise to support pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions. The role will be focused on teaching technical specialist skills for immersive media such as virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree film making.

This role requires the post-holder to be able to work onsite in order to access relevant location-based hardware equipment.

The post will contribute to the Screen School's commitment to innovation in immersive media design and belief that extended reality has the ability to make a substantial and positive contribution to the arts.

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance including family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks

Your Profile

Experience of higher education (or comparable context), interest to participate in curriculum development and ability to participate in assessment, record of professional practice/research in XR development and/or design.

Candidates should demonstrate technical knowledge to  design and develop content for virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality/360-degree film; level and character design principles and pipelines, preferably but not only limited to Unity and scripting. Familiarity with motion capture and animation is desirable.

Candidates should be familiar with the theories and practices in immersive media development and design, as well as apply conceptual problem solving, principles of design research and thinking, and user experience. 

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Resourcing Adviser, lcc.jobs@lcc.arts.ac.uk 

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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