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Lecturer in Digital Media

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

Film Studies

Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2659424AR

Achieving the Remarkable

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and is one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  Committed to excellence in all we do, we are growing and investing in our research and people to accelerate our remarkable achievements. With particular focus on four key impact themes chosen to build on the university’s existing strengths and to address the most complex societal and environmental challenges: Artificial Intelligence, sustainability and resilience, decarbonisation and engineering better health, this role is integral to our aim of making a lasting difference.  

The Film Department at Southampton has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. For REF 2021, 95% of our research was judged ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, and we achieved the highest scores for impact beyond the academy. We have close interdisciplinary links with other members of the School, Faculty and the wider University. Our research-led teaching across film, television and digital media includes modules on history, theory, industry, and cultural studies. 

The role   

We are looking for two Lecturers in Digital Media with research interests in Artificial Intelligence  This post is available from August 1 2024.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Film, Prof. Shelley Cobb (  Whilst this post is offered on a full-time basis, hours are not a barrier, and we are interested in individuals wishing to work 0.6 FTE and above. 

About you  

You will be capable of engaging with critical questions about the place of artificial intelligence in society from a humanities or social science perspective. Your research agenda will address a larger question of social importance (sustainability, policy/governance, wellbeing or social resilience), and its potential to impact beyond the academy will be an advantage. An ability to teach undergraduate students in modules dealing with digital labour, algorithmic cultures, and automated systems and decision-making processes will be highly regarded, and we are keen to hear from applicants whose teaching and research expertise can productively engage with media industries. Familiarity with computational methods may be advantageous.

What we can offer you 

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. All our benefits can be viewed here Benefits Explained website.


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