Part-time Lecturer in Science Communication (Digital Media Campaigning)

Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Nov 2021
  • Salary: £45,234 - £53,536 (pro rata)
  • REF: PRO00638
  • Closes: 10th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Part Time

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for a sessional lecturer to join the Science Communication Unit at Imperial College London. The Science Communication Unit runs one of the world’s most established science communication masters programmes, and now looks to appoint a sessional lecturer to teach the masters module ‘Digital Media Campaigning’.

The Digital Media Campaigning module runs over ten three-hour slots through the whole of the summer term. Students enrolling on the course will develop their digital media and campaign skills, gaining knowledge and experience relevant to a range of communication careers. The core task of the module is for small groups of students to plan a digital media campaign directed at achieving a social good on a health, environmental or other science-related issue. The group will draw up a digital media strategy, design a visual identity for the campaign, compose key campaign messaging for selected social media platforms, and create a website to support the campaign.

Your students will have a background in science, and on graduation will move into the fields of the broadcast media, communications, policy and museums.

Duties and responsibilities

Your duties will include preparing teaching material for the Digital Media Campaigning module summer module of the MSc Science Communication, developing nine workshops and attending the final assessment session.

You will be responsible for assessing the final presentations, written and digital submissions and will provide detailed written feedback to students on their assessments. You will also run additional support tutorial sessions as agreed by your line manager.

You will be expected to coordinate with the staff of the Science Communication Unit throughout the year, in particular with the MSc Science Communication course leader and the Science Communication Unit director.

Essential requirements

A graduate, preferably with a postgraduate qualification, you will have experience of social media communication strategy and experience of teaching communication either in an education setting, or in training.

You will have experience of social media planning associated with a commercial or charity campaign and technical experience of the software aspects of communication strategy planning, including website design.

You will be joining a well-integrated team of science communication professionals and practitioners assembled in one of the world’s best universities. You will have the ability to communicate enthusiastically on the topic of the course, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and with differing academic profiles and you will be able to build good relationships and collaborate with others.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the post, and its role within the Unit, please contact its director, Stephen Webster ( ). Further general information about the Science Communication Unit can be found by visiting the website

Interview date: Week commencing 10th January2022

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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