Lecturer in Digital Media

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth – Department of Media Studies

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Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Lecturer in Digital Media, Department of Media Studies

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a permanent Lecturer in Digital Media, to begin in September 2016. The ideal candidate will be a media scholar and creative media practitioner who is grounded in the humanities and whose research and teaching integrate theory and practice and demonstrate the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. Areas of expertise may include digital arts and culture, interaction design, social media, creative coding, virtual reality and emerging technologies. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a team and will contribute to the development and teaching of our undergraduate curriculum, which integrates critical studies, digital practice and TV/film production. Additional duties will include teaching MA modules and supervising PhDs using practice-based research perspectives, thus enabling the department to expand its range of postgraduate offerings by embracing new areas of digital media culture.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.