Associate Lecturer - The School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Preston, Lancashire (GB)
Grade: G (£29799-34520)
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Journalism, Media and Performance (JMP) is seeking to identify a pool of Associate Lecturers to contribute to teaching on a number of our media courses at UCLan's Preston campus from September 2018 and throughout some or all of the academic year.

JMP is a large and thriving multi-disciplinary school that enjoys a superb reputation both in the UK and internationally. As a result we are currently experiencing very strong demand from students in key areas. To meet this demand we seek applications from experienced and suitably qualified professionals to contribute to the expanding role of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many practice-based media subjects.

The successful candidates will bring to his/her teaching significant, relevant professional experience that they will apply to support student and graduate achievement. The post holders will be expected to teach across a range of practice-led modules, either individually or in teaching teams, and to make a distinctive and industry-relevant contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate student experience. Previous experience of teaching in an HE setting is desirable but not essential when being considered for the pool.
Our immediate intention is to build up a pool of industry professionals who cover a range of key practice-based skills. We will employ members of this pool to teach one-off sessions through to whole modules, depending on the requirements of the courses, and the availability of individuals within the pool. Currently we are seeking to define an Associate Lecturer pool for the following media areas/course titles:

  • Photography
  • TV (Continuing Drama Production, TV Production and Media Production)
  • Web Design and Development

We will consider applicants whose range of skills is limited to one area or discipline, as well as those who have general expertise in multiple areas. We welcome all applications and are interested to hear from those who reflect the diversity of our student cohort.

Continuing Drama Production is a new degree at UCLan and we are looking for pool staff with a strong industry background in broadcast TV. There is an opportunity to contribute to the making of a 'soap' to be broadcast from Sept 2019 onwards. It is a two-year accelerated honours degree and unlike other undergraduate courses will also be taught throughout the summer months.
Media Production is seeking a range of multidisciplinary staff to contribute to Foundation Entry and BSc undergraduate Media Production modules.

Candidates should have technical knowledge and experience in a range of media production practices, from the following: single camera location; multi camera studio production; location and sound recording; post production processes; computer graphics; motion graphics; broadcast systems. Whilst a breadth of varied experience is desirable, we are also looking for people with a specialism and considerable experience within at least one subject area.

Photography requires both technical and academic staff to contribute to development of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. Technical candidates will have extensive knowledge with most areas of photographic capture and postproduction. We also wish to recruit to the pool staff who have a strong overall knowledge of critical theory with a specialist knowledge of a topic related to photographic practice.

Television Production are looking for a range of staff to contribute to the Foundation Entry, BA and MA in TV Production. Candidates will have a technical awareness of broadcast systems, with experience of creative content design, development, producing and or directing for a range of outputs. Knowledge of TV studio operations is also desirable.

Web Development & Design are looking individuals with a passion and experience of current web technologies. Who are comfortable with both design and technical requirements of front and back-end web development. Experience in at least one programming language (front/back), understandings of methods and processes to improve user experiences and an awareness of current frameworks and libraries are desirable but not essential for all applicants.

School/Service: School of Journalism, Media & Performance
Hours: Hours to be confirmed
Basis: Fixed term contracts - weeks to be confirmed
Interview Date: To be confirmed