Lecturer in UX/HCI

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 to £50,296
06 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Lecturer in UX/HCI - Full Time, Permanent
Job reference: 0000015966
Date posted: 03/06/2022
Application closing date: 19/06/2022
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum - Grade 6
Package: Excellent Benefits Package
Contractual hours: 35
Basis: Full Time 

Job description
Edinburgh Napier University’s Schools of Computing and Engineering & the Built Environment have around 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students, and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Institute of Building and others. We have excellent computing, engineering and construction lab facilities based in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring capital.

We currently have a great opportunity available for an academic or researcher with expertise in User Experience Design / Human – Computer Interaction (UX/HCI) or related fields to join the Creative and Social Informatics research groups where you can add to the work of the experienced team exploring User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Creative Informatics, Human Centred Design and Social Informatics. 

The Role:

In this role you will be expected to deliver excellent research in your area of expertise and to explore new research areas as well. Areas of desirable expertise include, but are not limited to: digital media, user experience design, animation, digital story telling, human - data interaction, service design, sustainable and ethical design, social computing. You will also have the opportunity to support the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Digital Media, UX Design and Animation.  Students study a wide variety of fields such as video development, 3D animation and modelling, digital imaging, creative technologies, research through design and UX/ID.  We are looking for a Lecturer in UX/HCI who is:

  • Excited about developing their research and esteem through externally funded projects and industry partnerships.
  • Passionate about student-centred learning and developing industry-ready graduates.
  • Willing to develop their personal area of expertise to complement and augment our team.

As a lecturer, you will be a member of our Creative and Social Informatics subject group with:

  • A research allowance of at least 30% of your time to build your research – which can be increased further through external funding.
  • Support for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Extensive training and development opportunities through our Human Resources (HR) and Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
  • Support for grant applications and post-award running of grants from professional services colleagues and the RIE.
  • Opportunities to lead and join PhD student supervisory teams.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the leadership of the research group.

There is support for travel to conferences, purchasing equipment and developing your network, a range of development opportunities, and the opportunity to quickly join a PhD student supervisory team.

If you do not have membership of the Higher Education Academy's professional membership scheme, you will be expected to study towards a PGCert in Teaching and Learning supported by the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE), or to gain membership through another route.

For a full role profile please click here.

What we will need from you:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
  • Excellent track record of research publications appropriate for the career stage.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in one or more of the areas mentioned above to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes.
  • Relevant teaching experience appropriate for the career stage.
  • Commitment to face to face, blended, and online teaching for both on-campus and off-campus delivery in UK and overseas

Benefits we offer: 

Competitive salary and minimum 41 days annual leave, with excellent benefits including our generous pension scheme (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme). 

Additional Information: 

Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum - Grade 6 

Application closing date: 19th June 2022 at 11.59pm 

Interview date: Week commencing 27th June 2022 

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here

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