Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries (Economics)

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,386 - £68,946 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
31 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries (CMCI) seeks to hire a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries, specialising in Economics. 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.  

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 strengths in the area, the new post will provide an exciting new point of reference for economic analysis of the creative and performing arts and the heritage and cultural industries and the economic organization of the cultural sector.  

CMCI is distinctive in its commitment to interdisciplinarity, and the position requires teaching across a broad range of areas. Indicatively, the post will lead or contribute to team-teaching on modules including Creative Institutions and Industries: (i) Policy and Politics; (ii) Practice and Management; Cultural Economies; Managing Cultural Projects (BA level); Arts & Management; Cultural Policy (MA level). They will also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Economics or 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 economics and its connections and applications to the fields of culture, media and creative industries.  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. The post-holder will support students in developing and applying quantitative approaches to research (particularly relating to economic analysis and economic policies). Leadership in curriculum development and research support in this area would be expected at Senior Lecturer level.

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 cultural economics and policy.
  • 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
  • Support students in developing and applying quantitative approaches to research, particularly relating to economic and policy analysis. At Grade 8, lead on the development of quantitative research programmes and related support activities

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 Economics or Culture, Media & Creative Industries or a relevant interdisciplinary field 
  2. Excellent knowledge and understanding of a relevant field of expertise relating to economics and its connection to culture, media and creative industries 
  3. Clearly defined research interests and plans compatible with the research strategies of the Department, Faculty and College, includingestablishing a track record of high-quality publications
  4. Experience and skills in applying quantitative research methods for economic and policy analysis relating to culture, media & creative industries
  5. 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 
  6. Commitment to student learning and welfare, including providing academic advice, assessment feedback, and pastoral support (e.g. as personal tutor) 
  7. Experience of curriculum development (Grade 7 & 8) 
  8. Demonstrable networking skills, facilitating partnerships, and bridging professional and academic communities of practice (Grade 7 & 8) 
  9. Completion of appropriate training (e.g. Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice; equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion) (Grade 7 & 8)
  10. A track record of high-quality publications, grant income and public engagement (Grade 7 & 8) 
  11. Experience of leading quantitative research programme development and related research support (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 Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, and/or the Global South