The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in race and diversity studies. 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 complement existing work in creative diversity and offer opportunities for emerging areas of research and teaching, particularly in the areas of race, media and culture; BAME British Culture, Non-Western Cultures, African Cultures, and Cultures of the Global South. 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 race and diversity studies.
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 Culture and identity: Key concepts & debates; Representation in the creative industries; Cultural production in a changing world (level 4); Diversity matters; Culture and activism; Youth cultures (level 5); 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 in relation to race and diversity studies. 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.
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