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Lecturer in Journalism

University of Essex - Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Location: Colchester
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th August 2021
Closes: 21st September 2021
Job Ref: REQ05004

The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies was one of the foundational departments in the University of Essex and is an exciting, interdisciplinary Department, where theory and practice across a range of disciplines from creative writing to theatre, literature, filmmaking and journalism thrive alongside each other.

The BA Multimedia Journalism course at the University of Essex was launched in October 2015, and will shortly be producing its first graduates. Joint degrees in Journalism and one of a number of other subjects were introduced in 2017. The course is accredited by both the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), and students study for and sit the exams that lead to the NCTJ Diploma. We are one of the top courses for proportion of students achieving the Diploma. One of our students won the 2020 NCTJ Student Scoop of the Year award.  

Duties of the Role

The successful candidate will be expected to engage effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the Department; design, plan and deliver learning across a range of modules in creative and innovative ways appropriate to the subject area and level and to participate in knowledge exchange activity. The area in which the post holder will teach will principally be in that of broadcast and digital journalism including audio and video newsgathering and editing. 

In addition, you will supervise student projects, fieldwork and placements, supervise postgraduate taught students appropriate for the discipline, and contribute to the general administrative duties in the Department.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the job pack.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level degree in Journalism or equivalent professional experience or practise and will have fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this. You will also hold a National Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accreditation or equivalent.

You will have substantial experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support, along with a sustained engagement in continuing professional development in relevant subjects/disciplines and their pedagogies. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential for this post, along with comprehensive knowledge and high-level experience of the profession of Journalism and the modern Journalism industry, with a specialism in broadcast and digital journalism.

Please note that appointment to this post will be made on an ASE Lecturer contract.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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