Teaching Fellow in Directing Screen Fiction

Egham, United Kingdom
£44,283 to £52,430 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
13 May 2022
End of advertisement period
26 May 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Department of Media Arts

Location: Egham
Salary: £44,283 to £52,430 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 26 May 2022
Reference: 0522-191

Part-Time, Permanent (17.5 hours per week)

The Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London, wishes to recruit an industry professional with university-level teaching experience as a 0.5 Teaching Fellow in Directing Screen Fiction.

We are looking for an active industry practitioner with professional credits in TV or film and a knowledge of both studio and location-based single camera film-making, to teach primarily at undergraduate level at our Egham campus, but with the potential also for developing postgraduate level programmes to be taught in central London. The appointment will be made at Grade 7, with starting salary according to experience and qualifications. The post will run from 1st August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching and working across differing approaches, including independent film-making, emerging technologies and importantly, mainstream commercial practice. They will ideally have demonstrable experience both teaching directing in higher education and as a working professional film/programme-maker with a track record of recent produced work. An understanding of Meisner acting and directing techniques would be advantageous.

We are especially interested in candidates whose creative practice engages with and reflects diverse and evolving contemporary social contexts around race, gender, class, sexuality, etc., in the UK and/or globally, and who as teachers can demonstrate a commitment to inclusive instruction and pedagogy.

The post offers the opportunity to teach on directing pathways across all year groups in our highly successful and internationally recognised degree programmes in Media Arts. The postholder may also be asked to supervise final-year independent projects and second-mark/moderate assessments on other practice/production modules. They will also have practical experience in at least one additional area of expertise: screenwriting, multi-camera studio work, film production or film editing.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a prestigious academic institution, with Royal Holloway placed 24th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide national rankings for 2019, and the Department of Media Arts ranked in the top ten for the subject in REF 2014. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with senior colleagues in the Department of Media Arts and the School of Performing and Digital Arts in a period of exciting development for the College.

The job holder will report to the Head of Department of Media Arts, undertaking appropriate administrative duties. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational, team-working and interpersonal skills, with proven abilities to engage with students and colleagues.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0522-191

Closing Date: 23:59, 26 May 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006