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Lecturer in Media Communications and Practice

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Arts and Cultural Industries

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum Grade G. Pro-rata: £20,582.40-£24,556.20 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: R02857

About us: The Department of Arts and Cultural Industries is based on UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus. We offer an exciting range of courses in Creative and Professional Writing, English, English Language and Linguistics, Film Studies, History and Heritage, and Media Communications and Creative Design.

Our courses are designed to inspire our students and to prepare them for their future wide-ranging careers. Taught by national and world-leading experts in their fields, our courses push the boundaries of subject knowledge through our research-informed pedagogy, while giving students the opportunity to apply their subject knowledge in real-world experiences and assessment.

High-quality, impactful, and REF-leading research underpins our course content, and we work alongside private, public and third sector partners to enhance every aspect of our teaching and research. Our graduates are confident and versatile, fully equipped to work in an impressive range of careers.

Alongside teaching, all staff are research active and engage in professional research activities. Our Research Groups and Centres (including the Digital Cultures Research Centre, the Regional History Centre, and the Bristol Centre for Linguistics), are focal points and facilitators of research co-ordination and investment.

About you: We are seeking a candidate with an established profile in the field of media communications and practice to join our thriving, innovative course. Applicants should have teaching experience in the broad field of media communications and production or equivalent professional experience, and be able to relate the key aspects of current media production in contemporary culture to teaching contexts.

Successful candidates will undertake teaching, assessment and delivery within our BA (Hons) Media Communications programme. Our programme help students develop expertise in video, photography and online media informed by existing theoretical debates within media and cultural studies. We are looking for applicants to develop and teach production skills around all these areas, with particular focus on critically engaged practice.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Rehan Hynder, Programme Leader on 0117 328 4575 or email: Rehan.Hynder

This is a 12-month fixed-term post and is part-time working on a 60% contract.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made on merit.

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