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The University of Manchester invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time lecturer or professorship in the field of digital media and culture. The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in digital media, digital humanities or a related discipline. We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital media, social justice and representation
  • Ethical, cultural and social implications of AI, algorithmic or AR/VR decision-making, interactive media, video games
  • Digital Storytelling, Data Journalism, Media Activism or Cultural Analytics, Arts & Humanities Data Science
  • Platforms, social media

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching on the new MA and BA programs in Digital Media, Culture and Society, which will offer advanced studies in the criticism and design of digital media and technology. with particular emphasis on their cultural and societal implications. The new programs will bring together a diverse student body from a wide range of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds in an interactive, research-driven, seminar-based curriculum that prepares them for leadership positions as critical thinkers and practitioners in the technology sector and the cultural and creative industries sector.

Digital media makes possible new modes of intellectual pursuit, artistic expression, and civic engagement, which students will explore through critical analysis and active engagement. At the same time, technology enables new forms of surveillance, monopolization and inequality: from the erosion of privacy to algorithmic biases, this program enables students to recognize and critique mediated forms of oppression. digital.

Students will also learn how digital technology is transforming the way researchers interrogate and maintain the cultural record: our graduates will master a range of digital skills while being aware of the risks and contradictions that arise when data is used as a generic source of reasoning .

JOB DESCRIPTION

Main responsibilities, responsibilities or tasks

The main tasks of the post holder will include:

  • Contribute to the design and development of new master’s and bachelor’s programs in digital media, culture and society
  • Conduct research and publication work that meets global or international standards of excellence and complements the research strengths of the Center for Digital Humanities
  • Provide academic leadership in their area of ​​research
  • Apply for external grants and develop research collaborations
  • Design and deliver new postgraduate and undergraduate courses
  • Teaching and examination at postgraduate and university level
  • Supervision of UG, MA and PhD students
  • Pastoral and administrative tasks appropriate to career stage
  • Contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment activities as required
  • Deepen and develop collaborations in digital media and digital humanities with colleagues inside and outside the University

The School applies a Work Distribution Model (WAM) that ensures workload parity. The duties of this position will be consistent with the pedagogical and administrative obligations expected of a full-time academic staff member.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in digital media, digital humanities or a related field
  • A sustained record, based on experience, of quality teaching in one or more of the following areas:
    • Digital media, social justice and representation
    • Ethical, cultural and social implications of AI, algorithmic or AR/VR decision-making, interactive media, video games
    • Digital Storytelling, Data Journalism, Media Activism or Cultural Analytics, Arts & Humanities Data Science
    • Platforms, social media

  • A strong academic research and publication record, in one or more of the above areas
  • Demonstrable advanced experience and skills in digital media creation, design and/or digital research methods
  • Evidence of successful academic leadership and management
  • Relevant teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and a strong commitment to innovation in teaching and improving the student experience
  • Proven teaching experience that combines critical or theoretically informed thinking with training in practical digital skills, such as digital storytelling, interactive media, mobile media, digital research methods, artificial intelligence, augmented reality /virtual reality or social media analytics
  • A history of obtaining or receiving external grants, depending on career stage
  • Proven track record of successfully supervising PhD students
  • Experience in grading different types of assessments and providing feedback to students
  • Ability to communicate clearly and enthusiastically to groups of different sizes and different levels of experience with digital media and methods, and be an effective seminar leader
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and ability to work productively within interdisciplinary teams

Desirable knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications:

Applicants may have or be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience developing new programs at the undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • Experience or potential to develop contacts with external and industrial partners and to facilitate student internships
  • Experience or potential for developing research collaborations, including through grant applications and impact activities
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