Senior Lecturer in Media & Communications

Coventry University - School of Media & Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Grade: 8

The Times Higher Education University of the Year and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems, so the Faculty combines our subject expertise and knowledge to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our three schools promote and facilitate collaboration and access to specialist resources in response to an increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplace.

The School of Media and Performing Arts has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rapidly rising profile as our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. The School has established a highly distinctive ‘Open Media’ approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including media and communications, journalism, media production, digital media, and photography.

As a result of expansion and the University’s on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking an academic with an established profile within Media & Communications, to join our thriving, innovative Media and Communications course provision. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and be able to relate key debates framing the transformation and location of media in contemporary culture to teaching contexts. In addition, applicants must have an experience of education innovation, curriculum design and a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a globally orientated, higher education environment.

Successful candidates will contribute to the delivery and on-going development of our Media and Communications courses, the post-holder must have a proven track record of exploring new and emerging modes of practice and scholarship. They should have expertise in one or more of the following: applied, corporate and/or political communications, advertising, public relations, media communication design, international media industries, distribution networks and media circulation patterns, social, mobile and web media, data-driven and behavioural media. Candidates should have capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes. Practical and technical skills such as basic video filming and editing would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate digital fluency and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, Head of School e: arx229@coventry.ac.uk  Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 7432; or Deputy Head of School Paul Smith, aa7172@coventry.ac.uk  Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 9719

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