Lecturer in UX and Web Design

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jul 2020

The School of Digital Art

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 – (UX and Design)

You should have experience and a creative approach to designing and delivering HE curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. This role requires you to have the ability to contribute to a team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academic and industry professionals

You will be able to demonstrate a professional knowledge of teaching and learning initiative that forefront the power technology has to impact national and global social change. Experience of teaching or industry engagement across a range of emerging digital platforms in the field of UX and design is essential

Subject specific knowledge and skills including industry experience in a broad range of commercial settings; UX Design and techniques such as sketching, prototyping; experience conducting research projects related to user experience; expertise in digital UX methods across the development process and ability to communicate recommendations for changes clearly through a variety of methods. Project management and ability to teach this is ideal

Working at Manchester Met

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work. We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

In addition, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme.  We also offer holiday packages, which include 35 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.

If you would like to join our people, Please submit your CV and covering letter.

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

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

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

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