UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

Lecturer in Digital/Interactive Media

Location
Hebei (CN)
Posted
Thursday, 12 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Digital/Interactive Media

(Fixed Term Contract to August 2021) HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communication & Creative Industries 

Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei Province, China

£25,750 per annum (pro rata) plus attractive benefits including additional £1,500 (pro rata) bonus at the end of the academic year following a full year’s service

HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communication & Creative Industries is a partnership between Hebei University in China and the University of Central Lancashire in Preston UK. It was established in 2014 and now has 800 students studying for UCLan validated degrees. This is an exciting period for the School as, in the early part of 2020, the School will move to a new purpose-built building on campus in Baoding. This will provide students with some of the best accommodation and facilities for Art, Design and Media in China.

The School is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Digital/Interactive Media to join the team delivering the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and BA (Hons) in Advertising. This is an outstanding and quite unique opportunity to work as part of a team out in China, to develop a high quality creative industries facility on a large modern campus at Hebei University. HBU is the most significant university in Hebei Province, and the closest university to the Xiong’an development, which will be the world’s largest construction project over the next 30 years.

Suitable candidates should be competent across a range of computer based digital platforms applicable to Design and Digital Media, including Adobe packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is also an advantage.  Applicants need to be qualified to Master’s level.

The School has joint non-independent status and has approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education. We are now looking towards the second phase of the partnership and recently received approval from the MoE to start the development of Masters level provision. We are also in discussions with relevant professional sectors in Hebei Province looking towards the establishment of research and innovation centres in key areas such as digital content and cultural heritage. This presents an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to build a professional profile within a unique cross-cultural and dynamic environment.

Hebei University (HBU) is located in the historic city of Baoding, approximately 36 minutes from Beijing by the new fast train. The city is becoming a commuter base for Beijing and Hebei Province has a total population of over 77 million people.

The programmes currently validated and running in the joint School are:

BA (Hons) Advertising
BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Media Production and Technology
BA (Hons) Media and Film and Production

The role is subject to references, DBS Check and obtaining a China work Z visa (restrictions apply).

In addition to the competitive salary, there is a bonus upon completion of a full year’s service of £1,500 (pro rata) payable at the end of the academic year; the attractive benefits package also includes accommodation, visa and two return economy flights (up to a value of £1,000 per return flight) per academic year to the Lecturer’s home country.

For further information about the HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communication and Creative Industries, please visit http://www.uclan.ac.uk/campuses/hebei_china.php.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sion Hughes, Academic Head, at SHughes17@uclan.ac.uk.

To request a copy of the job description and person specification, please email Tony Fitter, Administration Manager at TFitter@uclan.ac.uk

Applicants are requested to submit a CV with a covering statement demonstrating how they meet the person specification to TFitter@uclan.ac.uk

Application Closing Date: Monday 6th January 2020