Associate Professor in Immersive Storytelling

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Business - School of Art Design & Architecture - i-DAT

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th August 2022
Closes: 4th September 2022
Job Ref: A8933


i-DAT is a vibrant open research lab and teaching collective for playful experimentation with creative technology in the School of Art, Design and Architecture, situated within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business. It has courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level such as BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design, BA (Hons) Game Arts and Design, MRes Digital Art & Technology and MA Game Design. These programmes embed the production of digital media and design within a framework of creative and experimental artistic practice and research. They also have strong international connections with Nanjing University of the Arts and CODEX, an international PGR network. You will be based at the Plymouth campus and would be expected to contribute to this TNE activity.



We are seeking an Associate Professor in Immersive Storytelling. You will contribute to practical and theoretical teaching and research in germane areas such as: storytelling and narrative design; play research; environment, character and technical art; game studies; design theory; animation, user experience and immersion. You will have HE teaching experience, and will have the necessary technical skills to teach and research in the field of immersive media technologies and their application to art and design practice.

You will hold a PhD (or have equivalent professional experience) in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate an established research track record and evolving profile appropriate to the role. Experience in supervising masters/doctoral students is desirable. We will also consider applicants with extensive practical or industrial experience in relevant areas.



The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in this area within University of Plymouth.



Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Please include a PDF portfolio of practice with your application or a link to your personal website.



For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Andrew Prior by email on 07971993023 or on 07968 493979.



We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. Flexible working options including job share will be considered.



Interviews are expected to take place Monday 12 September 2022.  You will be notified whether you have been shortlisted or not.

Closing date:  12 midnight, Sunday 2 September 2022