Senior Lecturer Film and Virtual Production

Staffordshire University

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £38,205 to £54,395 Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience) Full Time Permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 17 August 2023
Closing Date:   Saturday 02 September 2023
Interview Date:   Tuesday 26 September 2023
Reference:  DTA169-23
About the role 

This role sits in Film and Media within the Department of Media, Performance and Communication, where 2023 sees us celebrate 55 years of media and film provision at the University. 

You’d be joining a team of academics and practitioners in a department that also runs provision in animation, journalism music, sound, literature and creative writing, philosophy, theatre and drama. Our signatures as a department centre around storytelling (we make and tell stories); sense-making (we make sense of the world around us through the stories we tell and interpret) and collaboration (we work in collaboration with others and in an inter-disciplinary manner).

This new post aligns with the University’s Academic Strategy ‘Towards 2023’, which aims to balance learning and teaching with research, knowledge exchange and enterprise.

This post will ask the candidate to teach Film and Virtual Production across our BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) VFX and Virtual Production, BA (Hons) Creative Media Production and MA Film Practice courses. We are increasing exploring multi-disciplinary approaches, the successful candidate will also be encouraged to supervise PGR students.

The department is part of the wider School of Digital, Technologies and Arts. The school is a highly interdisciplinary environment, bringing together areas as diverse as fine art, fashion, computing, engineering, media, theatre and various aspects of games production.  What brings us together is our commitment to improving people’s lives through creativity. 

We are looking for experienced candidates who have demonstrable excellent subject knowledge in VFX, film and Virtual production. Our department’s signature research methodology is practice as research, but you are not limited to this necessarily.

As a member of academic staff, you will have the opportunity to work in a bustling campus with access to a range of sector leading technologies.  

The department is committed to building a diverse community. We are encouraging talented people join our academic team. All appointments are made on merit, on the bases of the interview and applications. We particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified female and ethnic minority academics, as they are currently under-represented in positions within the department.


Contact For Informal Discussion

Dr Robert Marsden, Head of Department

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

Rewards and Benefits

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

•    Competitive incremental rates of Pay
•    37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
•    Excellent Pension Scheme
•    Access to continued professional and personal development
•    An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
•    Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
•    Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
•    Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible. 

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