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Job title: Lecturer in Digital Media – Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)
Job reference: 0000316125
Date posted: 14/12/2022
Application closing date: 22/01/2023
Salary: Grade 6 £42,155 – £51,805 per annum
Package: Excellent Benefits Package
Contractual hours: 35
Basis: Full Time
Job description

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

The School of Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment have over 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students, and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Chartered Institute of Building and other accreditation bodies. We have excellent computing, engineering, and construction lab facilities. The school is embarking on a major development in the area of Industry 4.0, bringing together computer science, engineering, mathematics, and construction technology. The School has one of the UK’s largest computer science departments and it houses leading UK research centres in transport policy and sustainable construction. The School is based in the lively and exciting Merchiston area at the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s inspiring capital.

The latest UK national research assessment, REF 2021, places our Computer Science research in the top-30 in the whole UK and 3rd best in Scotland (both in power ranking). In terms of research impact 100% of our work achieved the highest rating (4*), a performance achieved only by six other universities in the whole UK.  According to the REF 2021 Edinburgh Napier University is the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.

The University’s improved research power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

This is a great opportunity for an academic with expertise in Digital Media Design or related fields to join the Creative and Social Informatics research group where you can add to the work of the experienced team exploring Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Modelling, Digital Video and Image Production and Games Design.  With 30% allocation for research, this role will allow you to explore novel and emerging areas of informatics. 

The Lecturer in Digital Media Design will contribute to and build programmes and modules to support the expansion of the School’s teaching portfolio, meeting the demand for skilled graduates and postgraduates. You will also actively contribute to our existing portfolio of information systems degrees.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm for working in a cross-disciplinary manner in applied research and in the development of teaching to enhance employability of our graduates. You will have the opportunity to expand your industry connections through our existing networks and by visiting students on one-year industry placements and on our employer-based Graduate Apprentice programme.
Further information about Edinburgh Napier University can be found here.
The Role
In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your own research and to support the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Digital Media and Animation. Students study a wide variety of fields such as 3D animation and modelling, digital video and image production, design for interactive media, motion graphics, user experience and interaction design.  We are looking for a Lecturer in Digital Media Design who is:
As a lecturer, you will be a member of our Creative and Social Informatics subject group with:
There is support for travel to conferences, purchasing equipment and developing your network, a range of development opportunities, and the opportunity to quickly join a PhD student supervisory team.
If you do not have membership of the Higher Education Academy’s professional membership scheme, you will be expected to study towards a PGCert in Teaching and Learning supported by the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE), or to gain membership through another route.
For a full role profile please click here.

What we will need from you:
Benefits we offer:
Salary: Grade 6 £42,155 – £51,805 per annum
Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of up to 23% (Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme) and a minimum of 46 days holiday.
There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional Information:
Contract: Fixed-term – 12 months
Application closing date: Sunday 22 January @ 11:59pm
Interview date: Monday 6 or Tuesday 7 February (in person where possible)

 Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.
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