|Salary:||£41,386 to £68,946 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||24th March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
The Department of Digital Humanities is appointing a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture Education. We are seeking an outstanding candidate who wishes to advance excellent and innovative education to take up this full-time open-ended Academic Education Pathway (AEP) post. Candidates will need to demonstrate both academic teaching, scholarship and enquiry and practitioner experience, enabling students to bridge theory and practice.
We are seeking a passionate educator in the field of Digital Media and Culture, with a track record of designing, delivering and leading Higher Education teaching at all levels. You will have experience of contributing to a major teaching programme or equivalent activity; or be able to demonstrate the aptitude to do so. An understanding of curriculum design in HE is essential, and evidence of engagement with the theory of HE pedagogy is an advantage. For this role, we are looking for an expert in Digital Media and Culture with experience in one or more key areas, including but not limited to the following areas: digital innovation, digital new media, digital politics and activism and digital audiences.
The post holder will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of teaching across our curricula, but especially to our undergraduate programmes. They will also be required to supervise student dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Faculty’s new Digital Futures Institute.
In addition to its existing undergraduate and postgraduate offerings, the Department is currently building a suite of online programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and Executive and Professional Education courses. These take the form of short courses, career accelerators and other training activities aimed at early and mid-career professionals in sectors related to the Department’s work. These include non-exclusively Digital Economy, Digital Asset and Media Management, UX Design, and Digital Cultural Heritage. It is expected that the post holder’s research and activities will contribute to these strands.
While the successful post holder will be equipped to instruct our students in the array of theory underlying these methods, we are interested in candidates who can also lead our teaching and training programmes in areas of critical digital practice related to these areas. This includes, but is not limited to, coding, data analysis/data science, data visualisation, UX design and creative computing. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with relevant professional experience outside academia.
Candidates with significant research outputs and profile, but with limited evidence of excellence in their educational practice and knowledge of innovative pedagogic practice and scholarship are unlikely to be shortlisted. This is an education-focused appointment and candidates will be expected to evidence attainment and potential in teaching and learning within an HE context.
King’s is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from global majority ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identities, and from people with disabilities.
The post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract with a probation period, which is usually three years. The start date for this post is 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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