Lecturer in Broadcast Production: Radio

KA8 0SX, Ayr
£48,349 - £54,395 per annum
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Business and Creative Industries

Ayr Campus

Lecturer in Broadcast Production: Radio – REF059

AC3: £48,349 - £54,395 per annum

Full time, Permanent

THE POST – Lecturer in Broadcast Production: Radio


UWS School of Business and Creative Industries continues to make a significant investment in academic posts to support both our students and our strategic development, helping to further position the School as a key player locally, nationally and internationally. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand the Broadcast Production: TV and Radio teaching team within the University of the West of Scotland. We are seeking applications from an experienced individual with a substantial track record of professional practice and teaching in the field of radio/audio production and development to join the School’s Division of Arts and Media.  BA (Hons) Broadcast Production: TV and Radio is part of the School of Business and Creative Industries and is accredited by Screenskills in recognition of our ability to develop industry-ready students. Students learn through modules taught by practitioners reflecting current industry ‘best practice’. Expertise across a range of interconnected disciplines is embedded across our range of creative industries programmes. This post will play a central role in our radio disciplines primarily contributing to our popular BA (Hons) Broadcast Production : TV and Radio degree.

You will be joining us at a very exciting time in our development and would become part of a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community offering support and guidance – through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.  You will have opportunities to help build the reputation and profile of our School as a leading contributor to the economic and social development of the communities in which we work as well as engage in exciting international opportunities.

The successful candidate should have the following:


  • Experience of teaching digital production, particularly audio production skills, combined with excellent organisational skills
  • An active profile within broadcasting and/or academic networks Skills, knowledge and experience to play a key role in teaching, research and commercial activity
  • Strong practitioner profile in digital production, particularly in successful development and production of audio for broadcast and digital platforms, including conceptualising creative audio content and analysing how that content addresses audiences both theoretically and cognitively
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience

You will be responsible for contributing to an excellent student experience by planning, developing and delivering an exciting curriculum utilising contemporary forms of pedagogy. You will produce excellent research or practice-based outputs commensurate with the stage of your career that will include radio or podcasting for broadcast or online distribution. You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about your discipline and about contributing to the best possible student experience. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a successful academic career and be comfortable working both autonomously and within and across a range of teams.


University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

The School of Business & Creative Industries at UWS is a vibrant community, delivering innovative learning and teaching alongside a rapidly developing research and enterprise profile. You will join a supportive and motivating team, where you will be part of a multicultural, multidisciplinary community of scholars and students from around the world. Students benefit from our strong links with industry, and the world-class research that underpins our courses, delivered on each of our five campuses and through many partners across the globe.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional days leave on your birthday 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Informal enquiries in the first instance, can be made to David Scott, Head of Division Arts and Media at

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter on how you meet the criteria for the role to

To request a job description and person specification, please contact the recruitment team at


Closing Date:             15 October 2023

Interview Date:          27 October 2023 (in person at our Ayr campus)


The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications would be encouraged.

AC2 – Lecturer (first time academic post)

AC3 – Lecturer

AC4 – Senior Lecturer (alternate titles used in different Universities include Principal Lecturer or Associate Professor)

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.