Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Innovations in Research)

London (Greater) (GB)
Apr 30, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 23, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Innovations in Research)    

Job ID: 021824

Salary: £38,304 to £56,060 per annum, depending on skills and experience, including London Weighting Allowance 

Posted: 30-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 make an exciting new appointment of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media &  Creative Industries to offer leadership and innovation in research. The post will make a central contribution to the research culture and profile of the department, also engaging in teaching, academic administration and pastoral support across our expanding portfolio of both in-person and online courses. This includes the BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries; three postgraduate programmes - Cultural & Creative Industries MA; Arts & Cultural Management MA, and Global Media Industries MA; and the Department’s expanding culture, media and creative industries PhD programme.   

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 researcher, bringing their own particular expertise in research methods and design (qualitative or quantitative), and a flair for making research accessible to a diverse audience. As skilled educators, they will bring 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. In keeping with the department’s strategic priorities of inclusivity, sustainability, care, and reflexivity, applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to making critical and positive interventions in society. 
A key focus for this ‘innovations in research’ post is fostering opportunities for communication and collaboration across undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, early career, and experienced research staff in the department. Embracing traditional, innovative, co-created, collaborative, arts-based and practice-based approaches to research, they will support the further expansion and embedding of programmes of research that encourage student and staff interaction and the cross-fertilization of ideas. Indicatively, the post-holder will lead on undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation modules, convene Level 7 Research Approaches and Global Media Industries: Final Project modules, and work closely with students on our PhD programme. 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 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 and leadership 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
  • 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 - Lecturer level

  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 ‘innovations in research’ 
  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 and bridging diverse research communities   

Desirable criteria  - Lecturer level

  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 

To be considered for this post at Senior Lecturer level, candidates will, in addition, be required to demonstrate the following:

  • Contribution to, or prominent role in leading, curriculum development initiatives and quality-enhancement activity 
  • Active participation in the audit, review and strategic planning of modules and programmes 
  • Evidence of national recognition as a senior educator, for example through appointments as external examiner for taught programmes, participation in educational collaborations with external colleagues, or involvement in the running of subject associations 
  • Contribution to, or prominent role in leading, the making of strategic decisions in their department or equivalent 
  • Sustained commitment to the mentoring and professional development of staff in their department and/or Faculty