Lecturer in Digital Content Management Education (AEP)
The Department of Digital Humanities is appointing a Lecturer in Digital Content Management Education. We are seeking an outstanding candidate who wishes to advance excellent and innovative education to take up this full-time open-ended Academic Education Pathway (AEP) post. Candidates will need to demonstrate both academic teaching, scholarship and enquiry and practitioner experience, enabling students to bridge theory and practice.
We are seeking a passionate educator in the field of Digital Content Management, with a track record of designing, delivering and leading Higher Education teaching at all levels. You will have experience of contributing to a major teaching programme or equivalent activity; or be able to demonstrate the aptitude to do so. An understanding of curriculum design in HE is essential, and evidence of engagement with the theory of HE pedagogy is an advantage. For this role, we are looking for an expert in Digital Content Management with experience in one or more key areas, including but not limited to the following areas: digital innovation, digital asset and media management, metadata, digital data ecosystems, digital inequalities, digital ethics and lifecycles and stakeholder analysis.
The post holder will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of teaching across our curricula, but especially to the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management. They will also be required to supervise student dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In addition to its existing undergraduate and postgraduate offerings, the Department is currently building a suite of online programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and Executive and Professional Education courses. The post holder will be expected to make a contribution to both strands. These take the form of short courses, career accelerators and other training activities aimed at early and mid-career professionals in sectors related to the Department’s work. These include non-exclusively Digital Economy, Digital Asset and Media Management, UX Design, and Digital Cultural Heritage. It is expected that the post holder’s research and activities will contribute to these strands.
While the successful post holder will be equipped to instruct our students in the array of theory underlying these methods, we are interested in candidates who can also lead our teaching and training programmes in areas of critical digital practice related to these areas. This includes, but is not limited to, coding, data analysis/data science, data visualisation, UX design and creative computing. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with relevant professional experience outside academia.
The successful candidate will either hold a PhD in Digital Humanities or a closely related discipline (or be very near to completion i.e. submitted but awaiting viva/defence), or they will have equivalent professional management or industry/sector experience.
The Department supports and values highly excellence in scholarship fitting to the Academic Education Pathway role, which prioritises educational enquiry and innovation, and pedagogic development (including PGR supervision, where appropriate). Scholarship represents an important vehicle for our strategic aims in enhancing teaching, learning, the student experience, and the broader academic culture of the Faculty and the wider College. Arts and Humanities educational scholarship seeks to make outstanding contributions in this domain, nationally and internationally. This post will not require the postholder to deliver research outputs not relating to education.
The post requires relevant experience of teaching and assessment in Higher Education, a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework. Candidates with significant research outputs and profile, but with limited evidence of excellence in their educational practice and knowledge of innovative pedagogic practice and scholarship are unlikely to be shortlisted. This is an education-focused appointment and candidates will be expected to evidence attainment and potential in teaching and learning within an HE context.
King’s is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from global majority ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identities, and from people with disabilities.
The post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract with a probation period, which is usually three years. The start date for this post is 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
- Play a key role in and be accountable for shaping and designing the Department’s educational programmes, including online degrees and CPD courses
- Contribute to the development of the Department’s and Faculty’s portfolios of Continuing and Professional Education.
- Develop / improve teaching materials, reading lists, and where appropriate, interactive and practice led activities
- Assist in the preparation and assessment of assignments for core and optional modules
- Undertake the marking of coursework assignments and dissertations for core and optional modules
- Undertake dissertation supervision of BA and MA students
- Plan and manage own teaching
- Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content and assessment of students' work
- Evaluate current provision and identify areas for improvement particularly around student feedback
- Collaborate with the team in ensuring that students' needs are identified and responded to in a timely fashion
- Respond to student feedback and to the further improvement and strategic development of Programmes and modules
- Stay up to date with scholarship in the field in order to incorporate into teaching practice and contribute to teaching innovation
- Identify opportunities for the development of new teaching lectures or exercises (or if need be modules) in your area of expertise and contribute fully to the development of such ideas
- Develop internal networks and external networks that foster collaboration and contribute to the management of teaching and research quality, audit and other external assessments
- Provide pastoral care for students
- Assist with admission of future students
- Undertake administrative roles as required
- Engage in professional development as appropriate
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
- A PhD in a relevant discipline (completed or submitted at the time of application), or an equivalent qualification or professional experience in a relevant field
- An in-depth understanding of teaching and research in Digital Content Management and/or a related area
- Experience and/or demonstrable understanding of designing and delivering online teaching
- Experience and/or demonstrable understanding of designing and delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Ability to communicate clearly and convincingly both orally and in writing to a wide range of individuals and groups, including overseas students, academic and professional services colleagues, and our cultural and industry partners
- Experience of the development of innovative learning materials and pedagogic innovation in teaching
- Experience of effective supervision, assessment, marking, and provision of feedback for students at UG and PGT levels
- Experience of providing personal and pastoral support for students
- A recognized teaching qualification in Higher Education (Grade 7)
- Experience of leading a major teaching programme (Grade 7)
- Evidence of a significant contribution to the theory of HE pedagogy and teaching (Grade 7).
- A recognized teaching qualification in Higher Education
- Work experience relevant to the field