Lecturer in Film and/or Television

University of Birmingham

Grade 8 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722. With potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Film and/or Television with effect from 1st September 2018. We seek an early career academic with a completed and successfully examined PhD, evidence of teaching experience, and a developing record of outstanding research that will complement and enhance existing Department strengths.   

The successful candidate will be expected to create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research, through publication and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the department and school by undertaking academic administration as appropriate to the appointment.

The Department of Film and Creative Writing

Established in 2014, the Department of Film and Creative Writing is home to a team of internationally acclaimed, award winning writers. The department has a prestigious undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing, ranked second in the Complete University Guide 2018, and a newly launched degree in English and Film. It is home to a thriving and prestigious MA in Film and Television: Research and Production. Our PhD community embraces the study of film and television across a wide range of contexts, and we are home to a number of postgraduate screenwriters and filmmakers. The department enjoys strong relationships with national and international organisations, regularly hosting professional conferences, film festivals and guest speakers.

The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies (EDACS)

This is a vibrant and thriving school, situated within the College of Arts and Law. It hosts a community of academics and students researching and learning in all areas of English and American literature, Language and Linguistics, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Drama and Theatre Arts and American and Canadian Studies. It has particular strengths in the study of Shakespeare both on campus and at our Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to combine academic scholarship with creative practice through performance, film and creative writing. EDACS aims to promote inter-disciplinarily and intellectual collaboration both in teaching and research

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in a related field
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels


  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity


  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

For further information please contact Dr James Walters J.R.Walters@bham.ac.uk.

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