Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Museum & Gallery Studies)

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,386-£48,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
31 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in Museum & Gallery Studies. This exciting new post will contribute to the excellent research profile of the Department while also engaging in teaching and pastoral support across our expanding portfolio of courses. This includes the BA Culture, Media & Creative Industries and three postgraduate programmes: Cultural & Creative Industries MA; Arts & Cultural Management MA, and Global Media Industries MA.

We seek applicants who share our goals of delivering innovative, inclusive, and socially-engaged education, and the ongoing diversification of curriculum. The post will contribute to the department’s investigation of critical approaches and shifts in contemporary museum and gallery practice and theory, and the diverse range of issues that these intersect with. Possible areas of specialism include digital museums, museum and gallery ethics, interpretation, audience studies, museum management, marketing and branding, and museum business models.

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 Museums Audiences and Communities; Museums & Heritage; Cultural Institutions and Industries: Practice and Management; Cultural Production in a Changing World (BA level); Collecting Cultures; Exhibitions Identities & Politics; Cultural Markets; Arts & Management; Analysing the Cultural and Creative Industries (MA level). They will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a closely related discipline, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of a field of expertise relating to Museum & Gallery studies.  They will be a highly effective educator, with experience of both face-to-face and online teaching and assessment in Higher Education, a commitment to student learning and welfare, and an aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework.

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.

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver outstanding teaching for BA and MA optional and compulsory modules, designing and delivering new (online) modules for (virtual) courses, where required 
  • Conduct excellent research including publishing peer reviewed articles in high impact journals and/or books and research monographs, generating grant income, public engagement, and building recognizable research expertise and esteem 
  • Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations, as well as high quality supervision to PhD students 
  • Assess coursework and examinations as required 
  • 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 in Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field  
  2. Excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise relating to museum & gallery studies  
  3. Clearly defined research interests and plans compatible with the research strategies of the Department, Faculty and College 
  4. Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with evidence of 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 
  5. Commitment to student learning and welfare, including providing academic advice, assessment feedback, and pastoral support (e.g. as personal tutor) 
  6. Demonstrable networking skills 

Desirable criteria

  1. Completion of appropriate training (e.g. Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice; equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion) 
  2. Experience of academic administration 
  3. Research and teaching interests and expertise which focus on museums and galleries outside the Euro-American axis, particularly in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, and/or the Global South