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Lecturer (Photography) (4427)


The School of Digital Arts is our response to, and an investment in, screen-based business and technologies. It is a digital skills powerhouse that hosts a diverse programme of degree apprenticeships, continuing professional development, work-based training, foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and resources. It builds on the award-winning strengths of the Manchester School of Art, and brings together creative and craft disciplines, technical and scientific skills, industry partnerships and global research to train the next generation of talent, who will ensure that the UK continues to compete at an international level.

Opened in September of 2021, our new purpose-built £35m School works closely with key cultural and industry partners including: Red Productions, BBC, ITV and HOME to ensure that Greater Manchester has the skills base needed to support its continued growth as a centre of cultural capital and creative innovation. It is estimated that the School will generate an annual boost of £13 million for the local economy. SODA was awarded £14.9m of Government funding through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority - which was matched by the University.


Lecturer – Photography

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Photography. The ideal candidate should have experience of a creative approach to designing and delivering higher education curriculum at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. This role requires a versatile approach and ability to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative team that spans a wide range of digital arts disciplines, encompassing both academic and industry professionals.

The applicant should demonstrate an ability of critical and professional approaches to teaching, research or knowledge exchange in one or more of the following areas of practice: Photography and the role of virtual image-making; CGI Workflow and 3D modelling; Studio Lighting; Digital Workflow including digital print.

The applicant should also have an in-depth understanding of current industry trends within this field and be able to conduct research and deliver programmes that are grounded in the present but offer space to explore the future – leading students to investigate what it means to be a creative media practitioner at the convergence of storytelling, technology and innovation.

 A good first degree in a relevant discipline, with professional or higher level qualifications such as PhD is desirable.


Working at Manchester Met

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work. We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and CV via our application portal. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact

Please note that this vacancy is part-time for a 0.6 fte (22.5 hours) position. 

In recognition of staff contributions to the University's achievements during the 2021/2022 academic year, an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum will be added to your salary until 31/07/23 in order to ensure consistency amongst existing and incoming staff.  This additional 2% will be paid pro rata in equal monthly installments, on top of your salary each month until 31/07/23.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.


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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£37,474 to £43,414) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£38,223 to £44,282)
  • Closing Date:
    1 January 2023
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