The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in activism and social change. This exciting new post will contribute to the excellent research profile of the department while also engaging in teaching, leadership and pastoral support across our expanding portfolio of both in-person and online courses. This includes the BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries and three postgraduate programmes: Cultural & Creative Industries MA; Arts & Cultural Management MA, and Global Media Industries MA. The post will build on existing research and teaching strengths, notably in areas of creativity and cultural development, co-creation, and societal transformation. In keeping with the department’s strategic priorities of inclusivity, sustainability, care, and reflexivity, applicants’ research and teaching should demonstrate a commitment to making critical and positive interventions in society through its exploration of activism and social change.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a closely related discipline, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise. They will be a highly effective educator, with experience of both face-to-face and online teaching and assessment in Higher Education, a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework. Indicatively, the post-holder will be able to teach on modules such as Cultural production in a changing world: Creative institutions and industries: Policy and politics (level 4); Diversity matters; Cultural policy and governance; Culture and activism; Youth cultures; Creative living & learning (level 5); Cultural markets; and across team taught compulsory MA modules (level 7). We would like the post holder to develop the department’s portfolio of BA option modules in line with the Programme’s development and themes relating to activism and social change. They will play a prominent role in designing and delivering new online modules for use in virtual short courses and further Programme development within the Department. We also expect the post-holder to play a prominent role in supporting the Department’s further widening participation initiatives.
We encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented at this level.
In applying for this role please include a covering letter clearly indicating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria below, and an up-to-date CV. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their covering letter, a separate statement describing past experience of, and/or future plans for, promoting diversity and inclusion.
This post will be offered as an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.
- Develop and deliver outstanding teaching in both face-to-face and online modes for BA and MA optional and compulsory modules, designing and delivering new online modules for virtual courses, where required
- Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations, as well as high quality supervision to PhD students
- Assess coursework and examinations as required
- Contribute to the welfare of students through the personal tutor system
- Conduct excellent research including publishing peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and/or books and research monographs, generating grant income, public engagement, and building recognizable research expertise and esteem
- Fulfil administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
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