Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Memory & Media)

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 (CMCI) seeks to hire a Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in Memory & Media. 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 can contribute to our goals of delivering innovative, inclusive, and socially-engaged education, and the ongoing diversification of our curriculum. Building on existing research and teaching, the new post will provide distinctive new strengths in the intersecting areas of memory & media. The post holder will bring expertise in memory and media industries, and the uses of legacy and digital media in shaping contemporary society, cultural identity, and the interpretation of the past in the present. Desirable areas of research and teaching experience may include: social media, platforms and memory; memory and digital heritage practices; postcolonial, indigenous or environmental approaches to memory and media; the mobilisation of mediated memory practices in generating transformative imaginaries of the past, present and future. 

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 Mediating Memory; Media 1.0; Memory Politics and Commemoration (BA level); Cultural Memory; Future Memory; Analysing Cultural & Creative Industries; Global Media Industries: Perspectives and Approaches (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 memory & media.  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 memory & media 
  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 Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, and/or the Global South