Professor of Cinema and Television History

De Montfort University - Leicester Media School

Grade Professorial:  To be determined by the Vice-Chancellor

The Leicester Media School at De Montfort University is currently seeking a new professor to complete a professorial team of four in its award-winning Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre. The CATH Centre is one of the leaders in its field, with more than forty staff, associate and PGR members. At REF 2014 its submission achieved the highest percentage of 4* outputs in its Unit of Assessment, placing it within the top two percent of all submissions in any discipline. 100% of its Impact and 90% of its Environment were rated 4* or 3*. The Centre's members currently hold four grant awards from the AHRC and the British Academy, including two large AHRC awards for the investigation of British cinema's transition to sound (with the University of Stirling) and a history of women's work in the British film and television industries (with the University of Leeds) and a BA Rising Star Award. The CATH Centre is part of the Midlands Three Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and has a strong record of doctoral completions. It's portfolio of archival holdings, which includes the Hammer Script Archive, the Sir Norman Wisdom Collection and the Peter Whitehead Archive, is becoming increasingly central to its work, which features distinctive and innovative approaches to research impact. The Centre also has close associations with organisations in the museums, film exhibition and DVD distribution sectors, and with BECTU and the BFI.

The work of the CATH Centre is securely underpinned by a high-recruiting single and joint honours undergraduate programme in Film Studies, which achieved a maximum overall satisfaction score in the last NSS. Undergraduates are taught in part at our partner cinema, the Phoenix in Leicester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one module per term on the undergraduate programme, but the main duties of the post will be research-facing.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced first-class researcher with a good record of grant-capture and PGR supervision to secure a senior post in one of the UK's fastest-growing and highest-achieving media research centres.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the CATH Centre's Director, Professor Steve Chibnall on or 0116 2577320

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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