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Lecturer in Race and Culture in Film and Media

Egham, United Kingdom
£47,719 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

Department of Media Arts

Location: Egham
Salary: £47,719 per annum - including London Allowance This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 April 2024
Reference: 0324-103

Full-Time, Permanent

The School of Performing and Digital Arts at Royal Holloway University of London is recruiting a dynamic Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Race and Culture in Film and Media, based in the Department of Media Arts at its Egham campus. The department provides a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes to a student body that is over 40% Black and Global Majority.

The successful candidate will teach across our BA programmes which include Film Studies, Film Television and Digital Production, Digital Media Culture and Technology and Video Games Art and Design. They will develop undergraduate modules that will be attractive to students studying in some or all of these programmes. They will play a key role in the development of the department, and work closely with our diverse and changing student cohort. The post also offers the candidate the opportunity to contribute to taught postgraduate programmes in Media Arts where appropriate, and to supervise postgraduate research students.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching in race and culture in film and media at undergraduate level. They should have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field and have a profile of high-quality research commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate disciplinary expertise that is underpinned by research in one or more of the following areas: critical race studies; postcolonial studies; decolonising methodologies; theoretical and critical perspectives on film, television or digital cultures; media histories and historiography.

The appointment will be made at Lecturer grade 8, with start point varying according to experience and qualifications.

The job holder will report to the Head of Department of Media Arts, undertaking appropriate leadership and administrative duties. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational, team-working and interpersonal skills, with proven abilities to engage with students, colleagues and research communities from a wide range of backgrounds.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Nick Hall, Head of Department:

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0324-103

Closing Date: 23:59, 21 April 2024

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Further details:  Job Description  Person Specification


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One of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s top 20 universities, ranked 129 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16). We sit within the top 25% of UK universities for research that is rated world leading or internationally recognised and at 89%, our 2015 National Student Survey satisfaction rating is the highest of the University of London institutions.

The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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