Associate Professor, Lincoln School of Film and Media

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£51,034 per annum
28 May 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lincoln School of Film & Media

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £51,034 per annum
This post is full time, 37 hours per week
Closing Date:   Thursday 17 June 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 08 July 2021
Reference:  COA367

The University of Lincoln is one of the most dynamic young universities in the country. Situated in the centre of a beautiful cathedral city, our core mission is to combine outstanding, high-impact research and professional practice with a superb student experience and the highest quality civic engagement. Our academics and students engage collaboratively and creatively with some of the key issues of the age, generating insights and creative outputs that push the boundaries of knowledge and practice. Connecting the local to the global, we inspire and support our students to become flexible, self-directed, empathetic citizens of the world, who are prepared for working life today and for what it might become.

In 2020, the University of Lincoln was named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021, as the highest-ranked multi-faculty modern university in the UK, climbing to 45th (out of 135). In the same year it was named one of the world's greatest young universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. The University has been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework for its consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

The Lincoln School of Film & Media has been delivering media education in HE for over 20 years. Its expertise in teaching, research and professional practice encompasses Film Production, Film and TV Studies, Media Production, Media Studies, Sound and Music Production, Animation and Visual Effects, Photography and Digital Media. It is home to a vibrant community of around 60 academics and 900 students, who work closely with each other and with the media, creative and cultural industries, where many students go on to forge successful careers. It recently submitted an application for an Athena SWAN bronze award for advancing gender equality, and participates actively in initiatives to advance race and ethnicity equality.

As one of 6 schools in the College of Arts, which cover Design, English & Journalism, Fine & Performing Arts, Film & Media and History & Heritage, there is significant potential for working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries in the development of teaching, research and professional practice. The College of Arts also houses the Centre for Culture and Creativity, which works to foster creative initiatives across the university, in conversation with local practitioners, industries, civic and community groups, and the general public.

The Lincoln School of Film & Media is now looking to recruit Associate Professors with discipline expertise in one or more of the following areas: 2D Animation, Radio, Scriptwriting, Practice as Research, and Critical Approaches to the broader subjects of Film and Media.

You will be either an established researcher with a notable international profile in their discipline, or a pathfinder in the development of teaching strategies and scholarship, or an initiator in the development of professional practice who brings their industry experience into their teaching practice.

You will also be an outstanding educator and colleague, capable of teaching on, and leading in the development of one or more of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Animation and Visual Effects, Film Production, Sound & Music Production, Media Studies, Media Production, Film & Television Studies, including the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, with the potential for postgraduate research supervisions also.

We are very keen to hear from colleagues who have mentoring and collaborative working experience, and would be willing to continue their development in roles such as programme leading. You should thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and be willing to work across the school in teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunities employer, celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The University positively encourages applications and the opportunity to employ people from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black and Ethnic Minority candidates, candidates of all gender identities and expressions, candidates from the LGBT+ community and those that practise different faiths and beliefs to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.