Lecturer in Visual Effects and Computer Generated Imagery

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.

A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

This post will be situated in the Leicester Media School, which is part of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. The Leicester Media School has a strong emphasis on the integration of teaching, research and enterprise. We pride ourselves on creating a space where students have excellent learning opportunities. This is delivered by research active staff and media practitioners. The newly-formed Video, Imaging and Sonic Arts (VISA) subject group prizes integrating portfolio-building opportunities and industry engagement alongside the university experience, capitalising on connections to the local businesses and creative communities of Leicester.

Role

In this post we are seeking to develop the practical expertise on offer at DMU, and this is a hands-on role for practitioners and practice-based researchers to contribute their knowledge to a successful programme. Candidates must have working knowledge of a range of post-production techniques, including motion graphics, motion capture compositing and rendering using AfterEffects, Nuke and Maya. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with experience of 3D set design, architecture and environment builds or 3D animation in Unreal or Unity engines.

Ideally the candidate would be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced compositing with Nuke
  • Interest/Experience in Compositing 3D with Video/Digital Film 
  • Industry Experience / Teaching Experience
  • Curriculum Development Experience
  • An interest in Virtual Production / VR

It is an exciting time to join the team and actively contribute to the development of the curriculum.

The role is on a full time (37 horus per week), permanent basis.

Ideal Candidate

You ideally hold a doctoral degree in media (or a related discipline) or exhibit substantial practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future academic leader. You will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing your research profile or practice.

Please click on apply to submit your application for this role. Please include your Curriculum Vitae (CV) with your application which should include your research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application and outline your experience with the following applications: AfterEffects, Nuke, Maya motion capture and/or 3D set design, architecture and environment builds.

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