Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Race and Diversity Studies)

London (Greater) (GB)
£38,304-£45,026, including London Weighting
Apr 29, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 23, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Race and Diversity Studies)

Job ID: 021690

Salary: £38,304-£45,026, including London Weighting

Allowance Posted: 28-Apr-2021

Closing date: 23-May-2021

Business unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department: Culture, Media & Creative Industries

Contact details: Prof. Nick Wilson (Head of Department, CMCI) , £38,304- £45,026, including London Weighting Allowance

Strand Campus   Academic and teaching    

Job description
The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in race and diversity studies. This exciting new 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 both in-person and online 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. The post will complement existing work in creative diversity and offer opportunities for emerging areas of research and teaching, particularly in the areas of race, media and culture; BAME British Culture, Non-Western Cultures, African Cultures, and Cultures of the Global South. 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 race and diversity studies.    

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a closely related discipline, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise. They will be a highly effective educator, with experience of both face-to-face and online teaching and assessment in Higher Education, 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 Culture and identity: Key concepts & debates; Representation in the creative industries; Cultural production in a changing world (level 4); Diversity matters; Culture and activism; Youth cultures (level 5); and across team-taught compulsory MA modules (level 7). We would like the post holder to develop the department’s portfolio of BA option modules in line with the Programme’s development and in relation to race and diversity studies. They will play a prominent role in designing and delivering new online modules for use in virtual short courses and further Programme development within the Department. We also expect the post-holder to play a prominent role in supporting the Department’s further widening participation initiatives.
We encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented at this level.
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. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their covering letter, a separate statement describing past experience of, and/or future plans for, promoting diversity and inclusion. 
This post will be offered as an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver outstanding teaching in both face-to-face and online modes for BA and MA optional and compulsory modules, designing and delivering new online modules for virtual courses, where required
  • 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, public engagement, and building recognizable research expertise and esteem
  • Fulfill 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 

  1. PhD awarded in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field 
  2. Excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise relating to race and diversity studies 
  3. Clearly defined research interests and plans compatible with the research strategies of the Department, Faculty and College 
  4. Highly effective administrative and organisational skills, underpinned by excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  5. Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of developing and delivering innovative and effective face-to-face and online teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds 
  6. Experience of grading a variety of assessment types at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and providing helpful and constructive feedback  
  7. Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students, demonstrating commitment to student engagement and learning, supporting student welfare, and enhancing the student experience 
  8. An interdisciplinary mindset and aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework, including teaching across disciplines and beyond the immediate field of expertise 
  9. Aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues providing leadership in designing and delivering online and offline teaching and undertaking administrative duties 
  10. Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, bridging professional, civic and academic communities of practice relating to race, diversity and culture 

Desirable criteria 

  1. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice 
  2. Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion 
  3. Research and teaching interests which focus on the Global South