Lecturer in VFX – University of Westminster – Harrow
Company: University of Westminster
University of Westminster
£41,715 – £46,327 a year
This post is full-time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
Westminster School of Arts (WSA) are seeking a Lecturer in VFX to contribute in support of our BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice (CMP), BA (Hons) Film course as well as some contribution to other areas of the portfolio like television and animation. These are strongly practice-based courses which provides a route for graduates into a range of career sequels, covering fine art to the film and television industries and other creative practices. In particular, this post will focus on the application of VFX processes and techniques in a broad variety of contexts, assisting students to understand the potential of VFX solutions in the context of digital filmmaking practices.
You will be expected to actively support and shape new provision as it develops, noting that a variety of VFX approaches are taught across a range of abilities and creative priorities within the School. You will be expected to support students at all levels, teaching practical VFX skills and the professional craft and creative decision-making involved, as well as evaluating practice in relation to current discourses such as workflows, multi-platform commissioning and VFX standards. You should have an interest in technical theory as well as being able to use a wide range of post-production platforms such as Avid, DaVinci, Nuke, Maya and Adobe Creative Suite.
You will have substantial and high-end editing industry knowledge, experience of on-set supervision and in-house VFX production pipelines. You will have the necessary skills to teach students the craft, technical and communication skills required for developing VFX content and contribution. You will be expected to contribute to discussions about our technical resources and curriculum design issues in conjunction with technical and academic staff, from the perspective of VFX solutions, and to encourage the best use and development of our facilities. This includes contributing to the creation of teaching material and material for significant online mentoring. As part of your role, you would develop and maintain teaching material using a VLE.
You are also expected to hold a post-graduate qualification, with a view to developing your research through practice, an area of significant expertise for WSA which includes the Centre for Research in Arts and Media (CREAM). A Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or a PG Cert HE would also be an advantage, and the successful candidate will be expected to achieve this status within their first year in the post if they have not already done so.
The job description and person specification for this role provides full details of the scope and accountabilities, and the skills, qualifications and attributes needed.
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Closing date: midnight on 5 July 2020
Interviews are likely to be held on: 20 July 2020
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