Lecturer in Digital Media and Immersive Storytelling

Egham, United Kingdom
£42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
02 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Media Arts

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Friday 23 August 2019
Interview Date:      See advert

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in the Department of Media Arts.

The Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London, wishes to recruit a lecturer to teach on its highly successful BA/BSc Digital Media Cultures and Technologies degree, based at its Egham campus. The successful candidate will also offer academic leadership to the team teaching the new BA Video Games Art & Design, and offer high quality outputs for REF2021. The appointment will be made at Lecturer grade 8, with start point varying according to experience and qualifications.

The post will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to teach on two exciting new degrees and to play key roles in their development, shaping content and structure, and working closely with the student cohort. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a new venture in a prestigious academic institution, with Royal Holloway placed 24th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide national rankings for 2019, and the Department of Media Arts ranked in the top ten for the subject in REF 2014. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with senior colleagues in the Department of Media Arts and the School of Creative and Digital Arts to integrate the new BAs within new and existing academic structures in a period of exciting development for the College.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching in digital media at undergraduate level, with demonstrable coding skills in a range of languages suitable for undergraduate arts students; they should also have technical skills in the creation of immersive environments and an interest in new forms of digital storytelling. The job holder will report to the Head of Department of Media Arts, undertaking appropriate managerial and administrative duties alongside their teaching and research. They will be encouraged to take part in the research and teaching activities of the new £10m StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy: National Centre for Immersive Storytelling initiatives held by the Department of Media Arts and led by Prof. James Bennett. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational, team-working and interpersonal skills, with proven abilities to engage with students and colleagues.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0819-306

Closing Date: Midnight, 23 August

Interview Date: Week Commencing 2 September 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006