Senior Lecturer Filmmaking

University of the West of England, Bristol - Film & Journalism

Job overview:

The Bristol School of Film and Journalism has a strong reputation for highly successful practice-based undergraduate programmes as well as postgraduate programmes delivered with industry partners, such as the BBC and Aardman Animations. This post, based in the Lens and Moving Image Field, offers the opportunity to be part of a team taking our filmmaking delivery to new heights.

We are looking for an experienced and able creative practitioner with a strong level of current professional practice and a significant background in film drama, with experience in scriptwriting and/or script development as well as producing and directing. Additional expertise in one or more of the following would also be valuable: story development across platforms, craft editing and craft sound.

You will have teaching responsibilities mainly across our Creative Skillset accredited BA Hons Filmmaking, a well-established programme with an excellent record of student and graduate achievement. However, there will also be the opportunities to contribute to postgraduate delivery in the Department. You will have the ability to enable our students to develop their creative voice, hone their production and craft skills and target their filmmaking potential. 

You will have the ability and experience to make a strong contribution to our employability curriculum, including networks to help our students explore a range of professional environments and develop successful careers. You will be capable of contributing to academic debate around the design/delivery of modules and have the potential to supervise students engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate research. With excellent organisational/communication skills, you will have the potential to take a lead in our delivery.

You will be a committed team player, thrive in a demanding yet rewarding environment and will make an enthusiastic contribution to the collegiate life of the subject group, department, faculty and university, including actively contributing to the development of practice-based research. You will either hold, or be willing to undertake within 2 years, a teaching qualification or Higher Education Academy (HEA) Membership. 

The jobs purpose is to deliver teaching and learning to support the overall delivery of the modules and programme in order to achieve outstanding learning outcomes. In addition you will engage in research and/or scholarly/professional activity to enhance and inform the teaching design, delivery and curriculum development. You will also actively lead and participate in the design, development and assessment of modules, and take overall responsibility for the academic health and currency of the modules.

Person specification Qualifications


  1. Significant professional practice in the field of film and television.
  2. Substantial industry experience in film drama, including scriptwriting and/or script development, directing and production.
  3. Professional expertise in one or more of the following: story development across platforms, craft editing, craft sound.
  4. Evidence of continuing professional development.


  1. Qualified to postgraduate level in a subject relevant to this role.
  2. Recognised teaching qualification.
  3. Strong theoretical and practical understanding of the role of sound in film.

Please see the attached full job description.

Interviews - 13 July. Please advise availability.

Other benefits

Holidays of up to 35 days

  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days
  • flexible working;
  • excellent pension schemes;
  • cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;;
  • childcare vouchers.

This post is at our City Campus.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Abigail Davies on 0117 32 85876 or email to:

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