KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Global Majority Identities)

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£41,386 - £68,946 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance (Grade 6-8)
Posted
31 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2023
Ref
065270
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI) seeks to hire a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in Global Majority Identities. This exciting new post will contribute to the excellent research profile of the department while also engaging in teaching, leadership 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. The post offers opportunities for emerging areas of research and teaching in relation to identity and culture, with a particular focus on people from the global majority. Recognising the nuanced nature of identity and its multiple and contested definitions, the role is committed to challenging narratives, particularly across culture, media and the creative industries, and exploring new, inclusive, intersectional, and better spaces for engagement and understanding. We welcome research and teaching that focuses on forms of oppression, discrimination, and resistance relating to the global majority, alongside other groups, including, for example, those who have been racialised as ethnic minorities, or disabled people.

We seek applicants who can contribute to our goals of delivering innovative, inclusive, and socially-engaged education, and the ongoing diversification of our curriculum. In keeping with the department’s strategic priorities of inclusivity, sustainability, care, and reflexivity, applicants’ research and teaching should demonstrate a commitment to making critical and positive interventions in society through its exploration of global majority identities.

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 Culture and Identity; Representation in the Creative Industries; Diversity Matters; Youth Cultures (BA level); Analysing the Cultural and Creative Industries; Creatives; Cultural Markets (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 global majority identities.  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

  • Plan, organise and deliver outstanding teaching and assessment across our Programmes. At Grade 7 & 8, play a leading role in curriculum development, designing and delivering new (online) modules for (virtual) courses, where required
  • Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, Faculty and College
  • Provide high quality supervisory guidance for BA and MA level dissertations, and for PGR, where relevant. At Grade 7 & 8, lead on the development of doctoral research supervision in the area of global majority identities.
  • 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
  • Participate in and develop internal and external networks. At Grade 7 & 8, lead and develop networks
  • Play a leading role in overseeing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in CMCI, liaising with students and colleagues at Department, Faculty and College levels, as required (Grade 8)

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 global majority identities 
  3. Clearly defined research interests and plans compatible with the research strategies of the Department, Faculty and College, including (Grade 6) establishing a track record of high-quality publications
  4. 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 
  5. Commitment to student learning and welfare, including providing academic advice, assessment feedback, and pastoral support (e.g. as personal tutor) 
  6. Experience of curriculum development (Grade 7 & 8) 
  7. Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, and bridging professional and academic communities of practice (Grade 7 & 8) 
  8. Completion of appropriate training (e.g. Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice; equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion) (Grade 7 & 8) 
  9. A track record of high-quality publications, grant income and public engagement (Grade 7 & 8) 
  10. Experience and skills in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy development and practice, inspiring sustainable cultural change (Grade 8)

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 experiences of living and working in Southeast Asian, East Asian or African cultures, and/or cultures of the Global South