Lecturer in Film and Media Practice Education (AEP)

London (Greater)
£41,386-£58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
27 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

Film Studies at King’s College London seeks to appoint an Academic Education Path (AEP) Lecturer post in Film & Media Practice. 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. The successful candidate will teach existing practice modules and contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate Film Studies curricula by convening, and building on, existing modules such as Introduction to Curatorial and Creative Media Practice, Introduction to Filmmaking, Digital Video Practice, and Critical Media Practice. The successful applicant will be a well organised, enthusiastic and inspiring educator with excellent interpersonal communication skills. They will be collegial and capable of working as part of a dynamic team, developing and leading the education of practice in a new, innovative direction within the Department of Film Studies and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities more generally. 

The successful candidate will have considerable and proven experience in film/digital video production and professional, technical skills in using a variety of cameras and editing programmes. Candidates should possess the ability to teach these skills to industry standards. Experience of digital video/film production as an industry film professional, independent filmmaker or media content creator/curator would be an asset but experience of teaching in a higher education context is essential. In addition, candidates should possess a strong understanding of the contemporary film and media industry and a general knowledge of contemporary historical, critical and/or theoretical issues in film and media studies. PhD in film and related areas of research, and/or MFA in film and media practice, is not required but desirable. 

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 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Proactively contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision, including convening, designing and examining modules.  
  • Provide technical teaching and assistance to students across the undergraduate practice modules and at postgraduate level.
  • Inspire and foster students’ creativity and professional and personal development.  
  • Offer a student-centred approach to teaching and learning and be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching practice, including being responsive to student feedback and academic audit procedures.  
  • Apply appropriate and innovative approaches to teaching.  
  • Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.  
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the Department of Film Studies and the Faculty as well as Cluster to develop and enhance undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.  
  • Ensure that the modules delivered, along with their undergraduate and postgraduate supervision, are managed, assessed and reviewed according to the published specifications and the College code of practice. 

Administrative Duties

  • Play an active role in all aspects of programme development and management, including (but not limited to) module design, marking and moderating, recruitment and admissions, marketing, student support, planning and quality assurance.
  • Undertake administrative roles in the Department and Faculty as required by the Head of Cluster and the Head of Film Studies (grade 6)
  • Experience in academic administrative role
  • Proactively seek the enhancement of administrative procedures.
  • Engage in effective and professional communication with academic, technical and administrative colleagues in the College, Faculty, Cluster and beyond.

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. Experience in teaching film and/or media production at Higher Education level, in several of the following areas: Introduction to Curatorial and Creative Media Practice, Introduction to Filmmaking, Digital Video Practice, and Critical Media Practice
  2. Demonstrated technical excellence in digital video camera operation and digital audio-video editing
  3. Understanding of Academic Quality Assurance procedures and practices
  4. Capacity to teach outside own specialisms/elsewhere on the relevant programmes
  5. Possession of an appropriate level of specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established teaching programmes
  6. Understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues; how they may impact on academic content and issues relating to student needs
  7. Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning
  8. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  9. Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn
  10. A recognized teaching qualification in Higher Education (grade 7)
  11. Experience in module design and management (grade 7)

Desirable criteria

  1. PhD or MFA in relevant areas  
  2. Evidence of engaging in continuous professional development 
  3. A recognized teaching qualification in Higher Education  
  4. Professional experience of digital video/film production as an industry film professional, independent filmmaker or media content creator/curator

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