Lecturer in Gender and Digital Culture Education (AEP)

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,386 - £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Department of Digital Humanities seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Gender and Digital Culture 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 with experience touching the fields of Gender Studies and Digital Culture. The successful candidate will have 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 candidates with expertise one or more key areas, including but not limited to the following areas: Gender Studies, feminist Digital Humanities, intersectionality and digital politics and activism.
The post holder will be expected to contribute to contribute to the design and delivery of teaching across our curricula, but especially to the MA in Digital Culture and Society. 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. 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. As such, 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.
This post is an open-ended position with a probation period, which is usually three years.
This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.