Senior Lecturer in Virtual and Extended Realities [Programme Lead]


£38,833 - £49,149

The Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) is offering a rather unique opportunity to be part of a leadership team launching and developing a significant new postgraduate award in Virtual Reality [VR], Extended Realities [XR] and immersive storytelling based in the School of Film and Journalism. 

ACE has a strong reputation for highly successful practice based, professionally-focussed MA programmes, run in conjunction with outstanding partners, such as the BBC, Aardman Animations and the Bristol VR Lab. 

We are looking for a leading creative media practitioner/academic with experience in virtual/augmented/extended reality content and workflow, impressive research and practice credentials, and considerable experience of postgraduate delivery. 

You will provide vision for the programme, bringing to life the debates and discourses around virtual reality, mixed reality and extended storytelling and inspire our students to refine and target their image making potential. You will have excellent networks to help our students explore a range of professional environments and develop successful careers. This multidisciplinary MA will contribute to growing a new generation of storytellers, experience designers, and leading content creators in this emerging field. 

This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home to UWE Bristol's creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking. 

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including: 

  • A generous holiday allowance of 35 Days.
  • Up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition; 
  • Flexible working; 
  • Excellent defined benefit pension schemes; 
  • Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme; 
  • Family friendly policies; 
  • Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus; 
  • Option to purchase childcare vouchers. 

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Adrienne Noonan on +44 [0] 117 328 4787 or 

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Friday, 29 June 2018.

Closing date: 3 June 2018.

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