Associate Head of Department for Broadcast & Journalism

University of the West of England, Bristol - School of Film and Journalism

This is an opportunity to lead a growing team of academic staff with strong professional backgrounds and research interests who deliver a suite of successful journalism programmes.

Currently these are BA Journalism, BA Media & Journalism, BA Journalism & PR, MA Journalism, MA Radio Docs and MA VR.

The appointee will be an outstanding manager and a team player with strong track record in academic leadership.

You will have an in-depth understanding of the delivery of 21st century journalism in its many guises and be ambitious to develop our teaching offer and research profile.

We expect outstanding learning outcomes for our students, close liaison with industry and accreditation bodies and continuing innovation in teaching. You will play a strategic role in delivering this for the cluster.

In addition you will also play a leading role in the School of Film & Journalism, and represent it in the faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education and across the university and the wider community.

You will have:

  • Academic management experience
  • Expertise in the field of Journalism within Industry and academia.
  • Excellent knowledge of Bristol and experience of working with our media partners
  • Journalism teaching experience at undergraduate and masters level.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home to UWE Bristol's creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.

Closing Date is Sunday 7 January 2018 at 11.59 pm

Interviews have been arranged for 19 January 2018.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Phillip Chamberlain on 0117 32 80763 or email to:

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days;
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

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