Lecturer in Creative Social Media

Egham, Surrey
07 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Department: Media Arts
Lecturer in Creative Social Media
Permanent, 0.5 (Part-Time)

Salary is in the range £41,458 to £49,059 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Creative Social Media in the Department of Media Arts.

The Department invites applicants for the above post to take a role in growing its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in the area of digital media, offering a specific expertise in social media. They will bring a creative practice specialism that aligns social media with the department’s core strength in audio-visual storytelling, particularly as it relates to film and television. They will be able to bridge gaps in research and teaching between our highly successful BA Film, Television and Digital Media and our new programme in BA/BSc Digital Media Communications, offering complementary skills to our current team. The post is available as either Lecturer (research and teaching) or Teaching Fellow (teaching focused) appointment. Candidates applying for the Lecturer (research and teaching) pathway should have a developing record of high quality research and/or the ability to translate professional production experience in social media into a viable research plan. 

The successful candidate will provide innovative teaching in the creative use of social for storytelling, communications and artistic work. They will work across a dynamic department that spans theory and practice, creative and critical research that was ranked in the top 10 UK institutions for media research in the REF2014. As such, the role requires the post holder to bring a critical knowledge of current industry practice in social media into the practical application of media creation. The essential qualification for this role is educated to PHD level or equivalent or near completion. 

Ideally you will have worked in a research or professional environment in which audiovisual media content is connected to social media platforms with demonstrable experience of innovation in the use of such platforms. This may range from short form content production, to citizen journalism, marketing/communications, social television or beyond. You will have technical skills, including some combination of the following: social media analytics, short form video production, marketing/campaigning use of social media, web design and development for the data analysis and visualisation and social media analytics, video editing/post-production, image editing, etc. Lecturer (research and teaching) Candidates should have the ability to translate creative and professional practice into a research context. Ideally, you will be able to strengthen our relationships with media industries.

This is a Part time (0.5 FTE) and permanent post, available from August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This 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 post, please contact Professor James Bennett on

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit

The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 276540.

Candidates should supply an online link to their creative practice research and/or professional work in a relevant area of social media as part of their application (under ‘additional information’). 

Candidates should send a sample of written or link to AV work (with accompanying 300 word statement) in their application.

Please quote the reference: 0217-077

Closing Date:  Midnight, 9th April 2017 

Interviews: Interviews will take place on 21st April. Applicants should download interview instructions from the Royal Holloway recruitment website. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 20minute presentation to a group of staff and students that explains how they would teach a year-long 2nd year (intermediate level) course in Creative Social Media. They should provide a course overview and focus on one specific week to demonstrate their approach to teaching social media.  For Lecturer (teaching and research) applications, the presentation should also explain how their research would inform their teaching. 

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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