Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries Education

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£38,826 - £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
07 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 1FTE contract for a period of 12 months (September 2022 – August 2023). The post will primarily contribute to seminar teaching across our BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries degree. As an Academic Education Pathway (AEP) Lecturer, 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. Indicatively, the post-holder will be required to teach on the following year one (L4) and year two (L5) BA modules: Media 1.0 – Histories, Theories and Analysis (L4), Media 2.0 – Audiences, Industries and Convergence (L4), Cultural Institutions and Industries: Practice & Management (L4), Issues in the Creative Industries (L5), Managing Cultural Projects (L5), and Television and Platform Studies (L5). Across the year, this will indicatively involve preparing and delivering 10 x 1hr seminars per week during term time and marking students’ work. The post may additionally require some dissertation (BA and/or MA) supervision and assessment.         


The successful candidate will either hold a PhD in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a closely related discipline or be very near to completion i.e. submitted but awaiting viva/defence. They will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of a field of expertise relating to the requirements of the position. This post does not require independent research and the delivery of research outputs.


The post-holder will be a highly effective educator, with experience of teaching and assessment in Higher Education (preferably in the UK), 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 marginalised 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 brief statement describing past experience of, and/or future plans for, promoting diversity and inclusion.


This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 12 months (September 2022-August 2023).

This is a full-time 1 FTE post (35 hours per week).


Key responsibilities

  • Deliver outstanding seminar teaching for BA modules in the department  
  • Assess coursework as required
  • Fulfil other teaching tasks (e.g. high quality supervisory guidance for BA and/or MA level dissertations) where needed
  • Contribute to the welfare of students through the personal tutor system 
  • 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   

Essential criteria  

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

2.       Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of culture, media and creative industries, with capacity to teach seminars across a range of subject areas (as indicatively presented in the job description) 

3.       Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentational skills 

4.       Experience of teaching relevant subjects, ideally at undergraduate level or above 

5.       Experience of grading a variety of assessment types and providing helpful and constructive feedback  

6.       Evidence of innovative and effective teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds 

7.       Commitment to student learning and welfare, including providing academic advice, assessment feedback, and pastoral support (e.g. as personal tutor) 


Desirable criteria

1.       Appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice 

2.       Appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion 

3.       Teaching interests which focus on the Global South 


The interviews will take place on the 1st or 2nd August.

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