Lecturer in Digital Innovation Design

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7244985 (Ref.No. AHCDE1285)
Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

Are you an academic with proven abilities to deliver teaching and research in Digital Innovation Design? Are you passionate about providing an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Can you apply your expertise to support and complement the School’s existing strengths in digital design? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.   Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

You will deliver world-class teaching and research in the area of Digital Innovation Design, supporting the continuing development of the School of Design as a sector leading centre with innovation at its core. You will have experience as a designer and developer with expertise in digital innovations including immersive technologies and simulated reality platforms. You will acquire knowledge of developing innovative practices and conducting research using various XR software and 3D modeling tools across different contexts. In addition, you will have links with industry and be able to develop a strong network of engagement with the regional digital and interactive design sector.

You will have a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction/Digital Design (or related areas) and have a developing record of research in cognate areas commensurate with the level of the post, and clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence. You will be a committed teacher and an outstanding communicator, able to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate taught study in the area of Digital Innovation Design, including Immersive Design, User Experience Design, Game Design, and creative design and digital innovation in general. You will also contribute to teaching, pedagogy, and administrative activities by providing excellent research-led teaching across various of our creative programmes, specifically delivering specialist content within our programmes, including MA Digital Design Futures, MA Design, and BA Graphic and Communication Design. You will also contribute to our XLAB (Immersive Technology Lab).

What we offer in return

26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Maria Lonsdale, Head of School

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £37,099 to £54,395 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 15 May 2024
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 June 2024
Reference:  AHCDE1285

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.