• Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - 52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1874709
  • Closes: 26th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

This full-time open-ended post will support teaching on UCL’s new BA Media programme that is due to start in Sep 2021. The postholder will work alongside the UCL Knowledge Labs Media team of 12 researchers and lecturers, as well as colleagues in Arts and Humanities whose expertise spans a range of areas, including media and cultural studies, multimodality, digital arts and media, film, animation, digital games, location-based media, and media education.

The postholder will be expected to make a significant contribution to the development of the BA Media teaching programme, as well as contribute to the academic development of courses and programmes within the BA Media and the Department of Anthropology and UCL East levels, as appropriate, including the design and leadership of new modules.

The postholder should contribute to the advancement of scholarship in the field of media anthropology, through publications and other research activity, and initiate, design, and lead externally funded research programmes. We would expect the postholder to work collaboratively to further develop the UCL Anthropology and UCL East research culture and profile, and to seek ways of maximising the social, political or economic impact of their research through engaging stakeholders beyond the academy.

Key Requirements

It is essential that the postholder holds a doctorate, completed or close to completion (or comparable research experience), in media anthropology, digital anthropology, or visual anthropology with long-term fieldwork experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience working with people from outside of Western Europe and North America.

The postholder must have experience of teaching at BA level in different contexts and learning environments, including a demonstrable commitment to methods within digital and media anthropology, and a good knowledge of key concepts, debates and challenges, especially in relation to new media studies; and appropriate methodologies and experience of teaching both theory and practice.

Advanced knowledge of digital ethnographic methodologies and fieldwork practices is essential.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Haidy Geismar (h.geismar@ucl.ac.uk).

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Christian Sana (anthro.hr@ucl.ac.uk).

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

26 Mar 2021

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Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

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