Lecturer in Media Studies

University of Kent - School of Arts

If you are an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher of media studies in higher education, with a record of producing exceptional research in the field, this position within the School of Arts at the University of Kent could be ideal for you.

The role is full time and for a fixed term of three years, during which you will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum in teaching existing media studies modules as well as playing a full role in the emerging research profile for the subject area.

As Lecturer in Media Studies you will:

  • Teach existing media studies modules, primarily with a creative production content.
  • Provide technical teaching and assistance to students across the undergraduate practice modules.
  • Contribute high quality publications in the field of media studies to REF2021.
  • Play an active role in programme development and management.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrable teaching experience in digital online content creation (including audio and video production and post-production skills)
  • A general knowledge of contemporary historical, critical and theoretical issues in Media Studies
  • A research plan with the potential to contribute to the REF

If you have the qualifications and experience we are looking for, and you are looking for a role in which you can provide stimulating and intellectually challenging research-led teaching in a dynamic and supportive working environment, we would welcome your application.

School of Arts

The School of Arts offers teaching programmes in the areas of Drama & Theatre, Film, History of Art and Media Studies. It is 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 focused commitment to the achievement of the highest standards of excellence in research, and a strong record of success in producing research of international significance.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 18 March 2018

Interviews are to be held: 14 May 2018

Please click the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact the Resourcing Team at jobs@kent.ac.uk, quoting ref number: HUM0837. For further information regarding the post itsefl, please contact Professor Peter Stanfield at P.Stanfield@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.

No agencies, thank you.

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