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Award Leader in Digital Media

Stirling College, Chengdu University

Location: Chengdu - China
Salary: From ¥26,086 or £3,098.36 (converted salary*) monthly
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th March 2022
Expires: 23rd May 2022

Stirling College, Chengdu University is looking for an Award Leader in Digital Media to deliver modules on and lead its BA (Hons) Digital Media programme.

We are a collaborative partnership between the University of Stirling and Chengdu University, founded in 2021, with a supportive, collegial environment, rigorous adherence to the University of Stirling’s academic standards, an emphasis on student-centred learning for our students, and professional development opportunities for our staff.

As this is a new partnership, currently in its first year of operation, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in contextualizing University of Stirling modules for delivery in China, selecting and developing appropriate learning materials and activities that reflect the contemporary digital media environment in China and incorporating these into the programme, and in some instances developing material for completely new modules. They will work closely with the Executive Dean at Stirling College, Chengdu University, and with faculty and administrators at the University of Stirling to ensure the quality of teaching and assessment on the BA (Hons) Digital Media award. They will also play a role in the selection of the additional staff who will be needed as delivery of the higher levels of the programme begins over the coming years.

The BA (Hons) Digital Media award covers a range of areas in which students will develop skills to be creative and productive in the digital era, along with an understanding of the ethical, legal and theoretical dimensions of the subject, including:

  • Digital creativity
  • Social media marketing, advertising, and experiential marketing.
  • Understanding audiences
  • Creative industries
  • Screenwriting
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Production of online content
  • Research methods in media and culture
  • Sport and the media

The successful candidate will normally demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • PhD in a relevant subject area
  • Ideally at least 5 years of Higher Education teaching experience
    • Ability to plan and deliver engaging, student-centred lessons in English
    • Student-focused approach to teaching
    • Effective at using assessment for and of learning
  • Ideally at least 2 years of programme leadership experience in a Higher Education context
    • Ability to design programmes of learning within the frameworks of the University’s descriptors and policies
    • Ability to contextualise programmes of learning for a Chinese context
    • Understanding of the cultural and legal environment in China
  • Relevant industry experience

The position is a full-time post based in Chengdu with a teaching load of up-to twenty class hours per week, with a monthly salary starting at RMB 26,086, an annual flight allowance* of RMB 13,000 and an apartment on campus*. The contract is initially for 11 months starting in August 2022 (or earlier) but is renewable, and we prefer to hire staff members who intend to stay for several years.

Chengdu is considered one of the most liveable cities in China, with spectacular and varied cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and a wealth of cultural heritage, and is served by an extensive, clean and efficient metro system. The university is situated in a large and pleasant campus adjacent to a sizeable park on the outskirts of the city about 20 minutes from the city centre by metro.

The partnership is an equal opportunities employer, but successful candidates must be able to meet the requirements to obtain a Chinese work permit.

To apply, please send your CV to careers@stir.cdu.edu.cn

* only available for non-Chinese citizens.

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

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