Professor / Associate Professor in Film or Media

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor / Associate Professor in Film or Media
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

The Department of Arts, within which Media and Film is situated, is ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Art and Design).  The quality and depth of the curriculum is reinforced by a dynamic research and enterprise culture, covering all aspects of the work of our staff and students. 

We have long established relationships with cultural and creative organisations with whom we deliver programmes and research. These include Tyneside Cinema, with whom we are currently developing a Film MA and MFA programme. We also have a growing reputation in delivering programmes of study which integrate critical enquiry with professional practice to produce graduates who are media literate, technically skilled and eminently employable in a range of media and cultural industries.  We have international ambitions to position the region as a global hub of contemporary learning and practice in the broad field of media and communication design.  

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level. 

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.    

Applications from candidates with expertise in theory of film practice or with expertise in practice-led research, digital media, global screen cultures are particularly welcome. 

For an informal discussion about the post contact:  Professor Dean Hughes, Head of Department,  

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019