University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Lecturer in Digital Media x2

United Kingdom

Closing in 13 days

Lecturer in Digital Media x2 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 ([email protected]). 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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    Job details


    Lecturer in Digital Media x2


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 01, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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