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Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Culture)

Culture, Media & Creative Industries

London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 02nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £38,304-£45,026 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014945
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries. The post will contribute to the excellent research profile of the department while also engaging in teaching, leadership and pastoral support across our expanding portfolio of courses. This includes the BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries and three postgraduate programmes: Cultural & Creative Industries MA; Arts & Cultural Management MA, and Global Media Industries MA. We are seeking an inspiring scholar who can lead curriculum development under the broad heading of culture (e.g. adopting critical and timely perspectives on global cultures, cultural industries, cultural heritage, cultural memory, performing cultures, cultural policy, popular culture, cultural sociology, cultural studies, and/or culture(s) in transition). In keeping with the department’s strategic priorities of inclusivity, sustainability, care, and reflexivity, applicants’ research and teaching should demonstrate a commitment to making critical and positive interventions in society through its exploration of culture(s). We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented at this level.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a closely related discipline, or be very near to completion (i.e. submitted but awaiting viva/defence), with an excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise. They will be a highly effective educator, with experience of teaching and assessment in Higher Education (preferably in the UK), a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework. Indicatively, the post-holder will be able to teach on modules such as Identities and representation; Cultural production in a changing world (level 4); Diversity matters; Cultural policy and governance; Culture and activism; Performing cultures; Managing cultural projects (level 5); Cultural policy; International heritage; Research approaches; Analysing the cultural & creative Industries (level 7). We would also like the post holder to develop the department’s portfolio of BA option modules in line with the Programme’s development and interest in themes relating to culture.

In applying for this role please include a covering letter clearly indicating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria below, and an up-to-date CV.

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver outstanding teaching for BA and MA optional and core modules in the department
  • Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations, as well as high quality supervision to PhD students
  • Assess coursework and examinations as required
  • Contribute to the welfare of students through the personal tutor system
  • Conduct excellent research including publishing peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and/or books and research monographs, generating grant income, and building recognizable research expertise and esteem
  • Fulfil administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD awarded or very near to completion in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise (especially relating to culture and culture(s) in transition)
  • Clearly defined research interests and plans compatible with the research strategies of the Department, Faculty and College
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills, underpinned by excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of innovative and effective teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds
  • Experience of grading a variety of assessment types at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and providing helpful and constructive feedback
  • Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students, demonstrating commitment to student learning, supporting student welfare, and enhancing the student experience
  • An interdisciplinary mindset and aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework, including teaching across disciplines and beyond the immediate field of expertise
  • Aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues in planning and delivering teaching and in the discharge of administrative duties
  • Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, bridging professional and academic communities of practice relating to matters of culture

Desirable criteria

  • Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice
  • Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion
  • Experience of academic administration

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