KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries Education (AEP)

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£38,826 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
11 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2021
Ref
034365
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Hours
Full Time
Job description

The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI) seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries Education (Academic Education Pathway). This is a fixed-term contract for a period of up to 12 months (January 2022 – December 2022). The post will contribute to teaching, pastoral support and engagement across our BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries and three postgraduate programmes: Arts & Cultural Management MA; Cultural & Creative Industries MA and Global Media Industries MA. As an Academic Education Pathway (AEP) Lecturer, the successful candidate would be expected to have a particular focus on education and teaching in their role. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated educator who can make a distinctive contribution, bridging theory and practice, and inspiring and informing students from a wide range of disciplinary and international backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those who combine a breadth of knowledge, understanding and relevant experience of culture, media and creative industries, with an area of expertise relating to cultural management, politics, power, policy, conflict and diplomacy. Indicatively, the post-holder will be able to teach on CMCI’s Level 7 modules Culture Conflict Diplomacy; Cultural Management: The Experience; Arts & Management; Research Approaches, and across a range of Level 4, 5 and 6 modules relating to cultural management, politics, power and policy. 

 

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 teaching and assessment in Higher Education, a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework.

 

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 a full-time, fixed-term contract for up to 12 months (Maternity Cover). The post is due to commence in January 2022.

Key responsibilities
  • Deliver outstanding teaching for BA and MA optional and core modules in the department
  • Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations
  • Assess coursework and examinations as required
  • Fulfil administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
  • Contribute to the welfare of students through the personal tutor system

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

Essential criteria

1.       PhD awarded in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field 

2.       Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of culture, media and creative industries, with an area of expertise relating to cultural management, politics, power, policy, conflict and diplomacy 

3.       Commitment to student learning, supporting student welfare, and enabling students’ personal and professional development, evidenced through providing academic advice and pastoral support 

4.       Excellent administrative and organisational skills, underpinned by excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills 

5.       Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with evidence of innovative and effective 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.       A demonstrable commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the context of Higher Education  

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 in planning and delivering teaching and in the discharge of administrative duties 

10.   Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, and bridging  professional and academic communities of practice 

Desirable criteria

1.   Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice

2.   Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion

3.   Research and teaching interests which focus on the Global South

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