Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Performing Arts)

London (Greater) (GB)
Apr 29, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 23, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Performing Arts)

Job ID: 021666

Salary: £38,304-£45,026 per annum, 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) ,

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 performing arts. 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 Department has existing research and teaching strengths in the areas of music and live cinema in particular, and we are looking to expand and further develop our work across performing arts and culture. As such, indicative areas of research and teaching specialism include music, live cinema, theatre, dance, performing arts, performance art, and emerging policy agendas relating to the performing arts sector, locally, nationally and internationally. Research and teaching interests which focus on the Global South are especially welcomed. 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 performing arts.    

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 Performing cultures; Managing cultural projects (level 5); Festivals and events (level 6); Cultural policy; Festivals; and across team-taught compulsory BA and MA modules. 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 performing arts. They will also 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 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 on a full-time, fixed term contract for 3 years.

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 performing arts 
  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 creativity, 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 and academic communities of practice relating to performing arts 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