Professor of Film

Northumbria University

The Department of Arts is ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Art and Design). The quality and depth of the curriculum is reinforced by a dynamic research and enterprise culture, covering all aspects of the work of our staff and students. The largest programme in the department is BA Film and TV Production, the department is also home to programmes from BA Film and TV Studies, BA Fine Art, BA Animation, BA Drama to postgraduate taught programmes in Creative and Cultural Industries and in Art Conservation.

We have long established relationships with cultural and creative organisations with whom we deliver programmes and research, including Bowes Museum, Channel Four, LIVE Theatre, The National Trust, Tate Modern, Tyneside Cinema, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. Arts is the home of Northumbria’s unique partnership with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead – the BxNU Institute. The BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art is situated in BALTIC 39, a purpose built studio and exhibition complex in the centre of the city from which we deliver several postgraduate programmes, including an MFA programme and work together on a shared research agenda, led by BALTIC Professor and Director of the Institute Professor Andrea Phillips.

Film and TV Studies, and Film and TV Production, are well established programmes of study at Northumbria, the latter successfully recruiting high numbers of students over the last decade. Alongside a. highly research active Film and TV Studies team, professorial leadership is required to support the growth of practice-led research, practice-led PhDs, enhance bidding activity and develop the potential of this vibrant and dynamic subject area

The Department seeks to appoint a candidate with an international reputation in the field of film and a consistent record of excellent research outputs (in and through film; practice led work and/or publications). You will build and consolidate our global reputation through research and professional practice; initiate new and impactful research projects individually and in collaboration with colleagues and a range of high-profile institutions and external partners; generate external income, supervise PhD students, contribute to collaborative research activity within the Department and make a significant contribution to the leadership and development of research and knowledge exchange within the Department and wider Faculty.  

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Closing Date: 22/2/18  

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