Assistant Professor in Film Production

Coventry, United Kingdom
£38,467 - £54,772 per annum
17 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 16/08/2019
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Salary £38,467 - £54,772 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances
Job category/type Academic

Job description

The Times Higher Education University of the Year and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world's most deep-rooted social and cultural problems, so the Faculty combines our subject expertise and knowledge to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our three schools promote and facilitate collaboration and access to specialist resources in response to an increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplace.

The School of Media and Performing Arts has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rapidly rising profile as our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. The School has established a highly distinctive 'Open Media' approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice  and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including media and communications, journalism, media production, digital media, and photography. This post teaching on Media Production and Film Production courses underpins this ethos and the enhancement of teaching and learning activities in the School.

As a result of expansion and the University's on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking an academic with an established profile within Film Production to join our thriving, innovative Media Production course provision and to help to develop courses in Film Production. Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and be able to relate the key debates framing the transformation and location of film and media in contemporary culture to teaching contexts. In addition, applicants must have an experience of education innovation, curriculum design and a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a globally orientated, higher education environment.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery and on-going development of our Media Production offer, which focuses on lens-based and digital media - T.V.  broadcast and the production of work for distribution across multiple and emerging platforms. In particular they will have expertise in producing film and television for the cinema and broadcast. Particularly in the area of producing and production management, line producer and unit production managing. Current Knowledge of the film and screen industries, including experience of current technologies, workflows and practices.

The successful candidate will be the academic lead for the development of course offers foregrounding Film Production. Candidates should have capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate digital fluency and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University's PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship. 

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Dr Natalie Garrett Brown, Head of School e:  Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 7432; or Deputy Head of School Paul Smith,  Tel. +44 (0)24 7765 9719

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