Job description


Senior Lecturer (Illustration with Animation) (3588)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We're proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

The Department of Design is part of the Manchester School of Art - the 2nd oldest art school in the UK. Strongly connected to the creative industries in Manchester, its' extensive heritage has enabled it to become one of the leading providers of design education nationally, and it is consistently highly ranked in subject league tables.

The Department of Design is home to c1,100 students, supported by an impressive network of exciting design professionals, practitioners and researchers. Home to several areas of world-leading and internationally excellent research we pride ourselves on innovation in teaching and learning, with collaborative opportunities for our students.

Our ambition is to be internationally recognised for employing design intelligently to address global challenges, whilst seeking to push the boundaries of research informed design and pedagogy in order to create the agenda setters of the future.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Lecturer to contribute to the curriculum design, programme delivery and leadership of our nationally renowned Illustration with Animation courses.

The role will involve working with existing colleagues in the BA and MA courses to develop exciting project briefs, entrepreneurial and employability skills and an excellent student experience whilst contributing to the strategic priorities and wider management of the department of Design. An Expanded view of the subject area at both a research and a professional practice level is essential, along with evidence of innovative contribution to industry and research across design/illustration/animation.

Candidates should demonstrate a clear understanding of the traditions and skills that fundamentally inform core curriculum and the way this interfaces with emerging digital skills / employability / collaboration / co-creation. Knowledge of expanded boundaries of practice / hybrid areas + interdisciplinarity is also desirable, alongside experience of working with 2D, 3D and emerging technologies in VR/AR/XR.

If you would like to apply, please take the time to consider the essential criteria in the job description and provide us with a CV that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

For informal enquiries please contact Acting Head of Department, Shelley McNulty at

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. 

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. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

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 9 (£42,792 to £49,553)
  • Closing Date:
    24 May 2021
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