Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries Education (Games & Immersive Media)
- KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
- London (Greater)
- £41,386 - £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
- 27 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 16 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Engineering & Technology, Computer Science, Social Sciences, Communication & Media Studies, Education
- Contract Type
- Full Time
The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI) seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries Education focusing on Games & Immersive Media. This is a full-time permanent Academic Education Pathway (AEP) post. As such, candidates will need to demonstrate both academic teaching, scholarship and enquiry, and practitioner experience, enabling students to bridge theory and practice relating to games & immersive media.
Teaching is focused on the department’s BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries and three postgraduate programmes: Arts & Cultural Management MA; Cultural & Creative Industries MA and Global Media Industries MA. We seek applicants who can contribute to our goals of delivering high-quality, inclusive, and socially-engaged education, the ongoing diversification of our curriculum, and the development of (online and offline) courses and offerings. CMCI is distinctive in its commitment to interdisciplinarity, and the position requires teaching across a broad range of areas. Indicatively, the Lecturer will lead or contribute to team-teaching on modules including Media 1.0 & 2.0, Digital Games & Gaming Cultures, Creative Living & Learning, Events & Festivals (BA level); Games Industries & Cultures, Immersive Media, Media on the Move, Gender Media & Culture (MA level). They will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate taught dissertations.
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), or they will have equivalent professional management or industry/cultural 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 people from global majority ethnicities, women, LGBTQ+ identities, and from people with disabilities
This post is an open-ended position with a probation period, which is usually three years. 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 in their work.
This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
- Plan, organise, and deliver games & immersive media teaching and assessment across our Programmes. At Grade 7, play a leading role in curriculum development, designing and delivering new (online) modules for (virtual) courses, where required
- Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations. At Grade 7, act as co-supervisor for PGRs, where relevant
- Engage with current scholarship to support teaching enhancement and innovation
- Publish or otherwise disseminate scholarship to inform, enhance, and innovate education and teaching practice
- 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
- Participate in and develop internal and external networks. At Grade 7 lead on expanding students’ opportunities for engaging with professional practitioners and organisations, or undertaking their own arts projects or entrepreneurial ventures, enabling personal and career development
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
- Excellent academic knowledge, understanding and experience of a relevant field of expertise relating to games & immersive media
- PhD awarded or very near to completion in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field, OR equivalent professional management, creative practice, or industry experience
- Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with evidence of the potential for innovative and effective teaching to small and large groups, in person and online, and the ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds
- Commitment to educational innovation, student learning and welfare, including providing academic advice, assessment feedback, and pastoral support (e.g. as personal tutor)
- Experience of curriculum development (Grade 7)
- Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, and bridging professional and academic communities of practice (Grade 7)
- Completion of appropriate training (e.g. Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice; equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion) (Grade 7)
- Completion of appropriate training (e.g. Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice; equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion)
- Experience of academic administration
- Experience or expertise relating to games & immersive media in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, and/or the Global South