Lecturer in Television Studies

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£33,797 per annum
09 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Lincoln School of Film & Media

Location: Lincoln
Salary: From £33,797 per annum
Please note this post is permanent full-time 1.0 FTE
Closing Date: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019

We are recruiting a Lecturer in Television Studies.

Film and Television Studies at Lincoln combines theoretical enquiry with practical engagement in order to enhance critical understanding as well as to offer opportunities for creative development. It is characterised by a critical engagement with canon building, with a particular concern for what and who are left out. Staff research explores the mainstream and its disruptions, representations of the past and subversive modes and platforms of cinematic storytelling. The Media Archive for Central England (MACE), situated on the Brayford Campus, is embedded in the School’s teaching and research. Core modules (e.g. Women and the Movies, Analysing Film and TV as Industries) and an innovative suite of options (e.g. Art Cinemas, Queer Film and TV, Exploitation Cinema) encourage students to ask questions about power, marginal practice and minority identities.

We are looking for an ambitious early career academic in Television Studies with an emerging record of publications and expertise in feminism, critical race theory, disability studies and/or queer perspectives in British, American or other (trans)national contexts of television. The post-holder will develop a core Television Studies module, contribute to curriculum development, have ideas for the integration of the MACE collection into their teaching and research, and generate internationally recognized outputs to be included in the School’s REF submission. The post-holder will have or ensure achievement of HE teaching qualification/accreditation [e.g. with HEA] during the probationary period.

Lincoln School of Film and Media has been delivering media education at HE level for over 20 years and we are currently considered amongst the very best Schools in the UK for media education and research. As a creative and dynamic School, we have developed a strong reputation for the integrated nature of our courses, our relationship with the media, creative and cultural industries, and the strength of our research and professional practice activity across practical and theoretical areas. Even in these tough economic times, a very large number of our students go on to forge successful careers in these industries and in related professions or to further study. As we move into the next 20-year phase we are determined to advance our status as one of the leading centres for media education in HE, with a distinctive reputation for creative social entrepreneurship and with our students at the heart of everything we do.

Our main aims are to ensure that we continue to offer a coherent, efficient and attractive integrated portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate media programmes, with strong teaching quality benchmarks, including appropriate professional accreditation, high national student satisfaction rankings, and strong graduate employability; increase UG student entry tariffs, while maintaining recruitment in a challenging market; establish a strong research profile for REF 2020, in anticipation of the submission of a high proportion of staff at grade point average 3.0 or above; significantly increase external income generation; and significantly increase postgraduate and international student recruitment.

The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) is the specialist and regional public film archive for the East and West Midlands, caring for a historically significant collection of over 70,000 moving image records of the region. Based on the Brayford Pool Campus since 2011, MACE enjoys a unique relationship with the University of Lincoln where it is embedded in teaching and research.

As an institution working towards Athena SWAN Bronze Award status we are committed to advancing gender equality, therefore women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our recruitment processes and systems will be accessible to all candidates regardless of age, disability, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender/identity, sexuality. Geographical location will not be a barrier to inclusion in a full and fair recruitment process.

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