Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Games and Global Media Industries)
The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in games and global media industries. This exciting post will contribute to the excellent research profile of the department while also engaging in teaching, leadership and pastoral support across our expanding portfolio of both in-person and online courses. This includes the BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries and three postgraduate programmes: Cultural & Creative Industries MA; Arts & Cultural Management MA, and Global Media Industries MA. The role offers the opportunity to build on both established and emerging research and teaching strengths in the Department. The post-holder will offer expertise in examining the global interconnectedness of the media industries and issues of media production, distribution and consumption, with particular emphasis on digital games and gaming cultures, game production cultures, and areas of growth within gaming, such as eSports, live streaming and AR/VR gaming. Additionally, and in keeping with the department’s strategic priorities of inclusivity, sustainability, care, and reflexivity, applicants’ research and teaching should demonstrate a commitment to making critical and positive interventions in society through its engagement with games and global media industries.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a closely related discipline, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise. They will be a highly effective educator, with experience of both face-to-face and online teaching and assessment in Higher Education, a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework. Indicatively, the post-holder will be able to teach on modules such as Media 1.0; Media 2.0; Media production cultures (level 4); Digital Games & Gaming Cultures; TV and Platform Studies (level 5); Games industries & cultures; Immersive media; Media industry innovations; and across team taught compulsory MA modules (level 7). We would like the post holder to further develop the department’s portfolio of BA option modules in line with the Programme’s development and in relation to games and global media industries. They will also play a prominent role in designing and delivering new online modules for use in virtual short courses and further Programme development within the Department.
We encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented at this level.
In applying for this role please include a covering letter clearly indicating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria below, and an up-to-date CV. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their covering letter, a separate statement describing past experience of, and/or future plans for, promoting diversity and inclusion.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract contract
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
The post holder will need to be available to start in January 2022 with teaching commencing 17th January.
- Develop and deliver outstanding teaching in both face-to-face and online modes for BA and MA optional and compulsory modules, designing and delivering new online modules for virtual courses, where required
- Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations, as well as high quality supervision to PhD students
- Assess coursework and examinations as required
- Contribute to the welfare of students through the personal tutor system
- Conduct excellent research including publishing peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and/or books and research monographs, generating grant income, public engagement, and building recognizable research expertise and esteem
- Fulfil administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. PhD awarded in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field
2. Excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise relating to games and global media industries
3. Clearly defined research interests and plans compatible with the research strategies of the Department, Faculty and College
4. Highly effective administrative and organisational skills, underpinned by excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
5. Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of developing and delivering innovative and effective face-to-face and online teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds
6. Experience of grading a variety of assessment types at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and providing helpful and constructive feedback
7. Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students, demonstrating commitment to student engagement and learning, supporting student welfare, and enhancing the student experience
8. An interdisciplinary mindset and aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework, including teaching across disciplines and beyond the immediate field of expertise
9. Aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues providing leadership in designing and delivering online and offline teaching and undertaking administrative duties
10. Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, bridging professional, civic, policy and academic communities of practice relating to games and global media industries
11. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice
12. Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion
13. Research and teaching interests which focus on the Global South