|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Placed On:||15th September 2022|
|Closes:||3rd October 2022|
Northumbria University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar working in the field of Film to join a vibrant academic community within the Department of Arts. As a modern research-intensive university, Northumbria places great importance on the synthesis of research, learning and teaching, and employability agendas. Our programmes benefit from a focus on practice-research. Your experience will continue to strengthen this offer. As a leader in your field, you will contribute to our existing portfolio of undergraduate programmes, and play an integral role in the development of a new MA Film. Your expertise in Film, along with your experience working with external stakeholders, will equip you to work with industry partners to develop research-rich learning opportunities for our students. Film at Northumbria understands the value of experiential learning and a hybrid approach to learning and teaching. We are looking for colleagues with a strong, research-enriched, approach to practice. Your experience fusing theory and practice will support students interested in working on location-based genres, drama, and documentary film production. You will have opportunities to develop and contribute to existing modules and programmes, particularly in any of the areas of film festivals, experimental film, horror, virtual reality, and/or virtual production. You will be encouraged to demonstrate how your expertise and experience complement what we already do and help us develop in new areas.
The quality and depth of the curriculum within the Department of Arts is reinforced by dynamic research and enterprise culture, covering all aspects of the work of our staff and students. Through critical examination and innovative forms of practice, research is united by strong principles of social engagement through creativity, collaboration, participation, and cross-and interdisciplinarity.
These principles shape distinctive research practices which include investigations of transglobal exchange in visual and material cultures; fine art conservation; experimental forms of exhibition-making and curation; studies and production of moving image and examinations of popular media; and the socio-political ‘spaces’ of theatre and performance. They have resulted in unique interactions across, for example, fields of fine art, science and technology; and between Black and minority ethnic organisations and cultural studies academics in interpretations of (Multi) Cultural Heritage.
Your excellent research profile will make a strong contribution to our submission to future Research Excellence Frameworks. You will hold a PhD or equivalent and will already be developing a publication track record of exceptional quality, with clear plans to develop funding applications. You will show excellent teaching experience and a commitment to working beyond the academy in partnership with others.
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