Lecturer in Filmmaking (Documentary/Fiction/Production Skills) 

Glasgow City (GB)
£43,266 - £48,676 per annum (pro rata for 0.5 posts)
23 May 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2019
Contract Type

School of Media, Culture and Society
Ayr and Film City Glasgow
Lecturer in Filmmaking (Documentary/Fiction/Production Skills)


£43,266 - £48,676 per annum (pro rata for 0.5 posts)
1 x 35 hour post
2 x 17.5 hour posts

An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand the Filmmaking teaching team within the University of the West of Scotland. We are currently looking to recruit 3 new lecturers to contribute to the teaching of our successful undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. We are particularly interested in individuals with a proven track record in documentary, fiction, and film production.

The Filmmaking degree programmes are part of the school of Media, Culture and Society that also hosts the Creative Media Academy. The UWS Creative Media Academy, is one of only 3 Creative Skillset accredited media academies in Scotland and is a centre for excellence in creative industry teaching and research. The Academy offers programmes focused on professional practice, dedicated to vocationally relevant education to anticipate the skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. Each programme pays close attention to fast-developing converging technologies and new business models in the creative industries.
Students learn through modules taught by practitioners reflecting current industry ‘best practice’. Expertise across a range of interconnected disciplines is embedded across our different programmes including Television and Radio Broadcast Production, Filmmaking and Screen writing, Digital Art, Commercial Music and Music Technology, Performance, Broadcast Journalism, Computer Games Technology and Animation.  
Recent guests to the academy include Oscar and BAFTA winners in documentary and fiction filmmaking and we work with the very best in the industry. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and reflective individuals to join our filmmaking team.

You will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to play a key role in achieving in teaching, internationalisation, research, and commercial activity. You will play a central role in our Screen and related disciplines primarily contributing to our popular BA (Hons) Filmmaking and Screenwriting and our MA Filmmaking degrees delivered both from our state-of-the-art Ayr campus and our teaching and screening space at Film City Glasgow. Candidates should have a strong practitioner profile in documentary and/or fiction filmmaking and/or film production and development.

You will be responsible for contributing to an excellent student experience by planning, developing and delivering an exciting curriculum utilising contemporary forms of pedagogy. You will produce and publish or exhibit, excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of your career and demonstrate an ability or potential to attract independent research funding. An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. 

You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about your discipline and about contributing to the best possible student experience. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a successful academic career and be comfortable working both autonomously and within and across a range of teams.

A PhD in filmmaking or a related field would be desirable, however, our fractional posts are also designed so as to allow committed individuals to continue pursuing a twin career in the creative industries and we will provide professional development in academic practice by offering access to taught post-graduate programmes in teaching. If appropriate, committed individuals will be supported to undertake a PhD or PhD by Practice.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Higgins, Director of the Creative Media Academy on 01292 886298, email, or Anne Gifford, Head of Division, Arts & Media, on  01292 886360, email

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    12th June 2019
Interview Date:  26th June 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
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