Chair in Creative Media Technologies

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The University of Bristol is offering the opportunity for outstanding candidates to apply for a strategically important role linked to the newly established ¬£46m MyWorld Strength in Places programme. The Professor in Creative Media Technologies will be expected to contribute to leadership and development of the MyWorld programme, to carry out internationally-leading research and to take an active role in providing high quality and innovative teaching in related areas. 

The research focus of this post is linked to the strategic objectives of MyWorld including:  the development and delivery of new immersive experiences and services, new acquisition formats, mixed and extended realities, advanced production technologies (e.g. Virtual Production), AI based workflows, intelligent post-production / VFX techniques, data driven visual analytics and interactivity, metaverse-related  technologies, user experience evaluation, enhanced remote access to live experiences and energy efficient media delivery solutions for future (e.g.volumetric) formats. The appointee will be affiliated to the Visual Information Laboratory (VI-Lab) in Bristol Vision Institute (BVI). 

Suitable candidates will be recognised internationally for their contributions in the field of science or technology relevant to the creative industries, with an outstanding research track record including but not limited to the areas listed above. They will have excellent project management and research leadership skills, a strong track record of attracting significant research income and experience of delivering major research projects. They will be innovative and collaborative with experience of working with partners in the creative sector and across disciplines in academia and industry.  We anticipate that candidates will possess a good honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline along with a relevant PhD, or extensive relevant industrial experience. 

Deadline 20 April 2022