Lecturer in Film Practice (Teaching and Scholarship)

University of Kent - School of Arts

The Film Department at the School of Arts seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Film Practice. You will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula through being involved in teaching existing film practice modules, as well as by designing new modules in your areas of expertise and interest.

The nature and scope of our programme structure allows for the development of both broad and specialist modules, and for modules taught through both history and theory, and/or practice. You will be an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher. You will be able to make a significant contribution to the design and delivery of the department’s curriculum and also be a dynamic colleague, capable of working effectively as part of a team.

As Lecturer in Film Practice you will:

  • Proactively contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision, including convening, designing and examining modules.
  • Play an active role in all aspects of programme development and management, including (but not limited to) module design, marking and moderating, recruitment and admissions, marketing, student support, planning and quality assurance.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • First degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area.
  • Broad knowledge of film together with a capacity to communicate this knowledge effectively to students.

The School of Arts
The School of Arts is composed of three academic sections; Drama & Theatre, Film, and History of Art which together are home to over 800 students, 41 academic staff, and 23 administrative and technical staff. The School is housed on the Canterbury campus in the award-winning Jarman building, which provides a striking working environment and excellent facilities for staff and students including a 144sqm white cube gallery, film production facilities and fully-equipped drama studios.

The School has a strong culture of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching in all of its dimensions. Each of the programmes within the School seeks to provide innovative, stimulating and intellectually challenging research-led teaching, as well as supporting students through their learning to prepare for life after their degree programme is completed. The School has an excellent record of success in teaching, measured by student feedback, NSS results and the award of teaching prizes.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held: 22 May 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Leigh Binder on l.l.binder@kent.ac.uk and for any queries regarding the role please contact Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald on T.Jeffers-McDonald@kent.ac.uk.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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