Subject Head - Media, Film and Journalism

Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
£60,905 - £66,537 per annum
Nov 04, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Liverpool Screen School seeks a highly motivated individual with expertise and experience in an area relating to Media, Film or Journalism to join the school leadership team in taking the school forward in line with the strategic plan. 

The Liverpool Screen School sits in LJMU's Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. The school offers undergraduate programmes in Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production, together with postgraduate courses in Journalism, Immersive Arts, Creative Technologies, Documentary Film, Film Studies, Musical Theatre, Writing and Screenwriting. The School prides itself on its student centred approach with a strong commitment to nurturing and supporting creativity, whilst offering first-class student support and excellent learning resources. We have excellent industry links and seek to impact both theory and practice in our research. Work based learning is an important component of the undergraduate programmes with students taking up placements locally, nationally and internationally. The department works with LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and alumni of the School have successfully established businesses on graduation. New staff will be expected to complement this activity and contribute through their own professional experience and expertise.

The school is developing its strategic priorities around research, collaborative partnerships, internationalisation, public engagement and enterprise activity.  Reporting to the School Director, you will contribute to these developments, whilst also undertaking teaching and administrative duties across the relevant portfolio.  A professorial title may be offered to a candidate that meets the criteria for conferment.

The city boasts a vibrant culture and LJMU is proud of its many connections with local media and arts organisations, including The Everyman and Playhouse, The Unity Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Liverpool Philharmonic, The Liverpool Tate, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Film Office, ITV and the BBC, Liverpool Echo. The School plays an active part in events and activities across the city as part of our civic engagement agenda, and to enhance the student experience.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Rachel McLean, Director of Liverpool Screen School 0151 231 4760 (

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.