Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Digital Experience Production


Academic Development and Services
LCF - High Holborn, London UK
Part time
Fixed Term
up to 17 months from 1st September 2020

10 August 2020 12:00

17 August 2020
£38,694 - £46,423 per annum (pro rata)

The role will be integral to the successful delivery of a specialist workstream focused on building resilience in the UK’s creative and visitor sectors and their value chain (collectively referred to as the experience economy) by enhancing engagement with digital technologies.

The role will support R&D in assessing the current state of the art in digital experience delivery, create research instruments to explore the interrelationship between digital and physical experiences and support the design and development of tools to help experience economy operators make better use of digital as a means to promote and monetize physical experiences.

The successful candidate will be working with partners across a UK wide creative industries network, also intersecting Industry Strategy funded AHRC Creative Industry Cluster Programme (CICP).

The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge of the experience economy - or at least one of its component sectors (arts, culture, visitor, heritage) and an interest in the interface between digital and physical experiences including post-production technology, games, visitor economy and place making. They will also understand business models and digital monetization strategies.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is a world top-two University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2019.

You should have a doctoral qualification in a related discipline, or equivalent industry experience gained from working in the field of digital experience production. In particular, we are looking for candidates with experience of applied qualitative research within a business environment, experience of analysing qualitative research data to produce reliable results and knowledge of the composition and operational characteristics of visitor and creative sectors in live and online formats.   

You should ideally have knowledge of/interest in the use of digital tools as a means for engaging audiences in experiences, knowledge of how different market segments engage with digital interpretation and knowledge of how digital strategies can be monetised across experience economy sectors

You should also be able to demonstrate hands-on qualitative research experience, previous work within the visitor and/or creative sector and experience of writing research reports, bidding for research funding, publishing and disseminating industry-focused toolkits and research outcomes.

If you have any queries contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965 / 9627

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.