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Lecturer in Media Studies
Salary: £34,804 to £48,114 per annum
Grade: Grade 7 Academic to Grade 8
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Thursday 10 June 2021
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 07 July 2021 (unless
Interview Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021
The School of Arts at the University of Kent is seeking to appoint an
inspiring teacher with a strong research record and demonstrable expertise in
You will teach existing modules and contribute to the Media Studies curriculum
by convening and/or teaching on modules such as Promotional Media; Social
Media; Media, Identity and Diversity; and Media Ethics.
The post is offered as an Education and Research (E&R) contract, appropriate
for those who can offer a strong research record and trajectory, contributing
high quality outputs in the field of Media Studies (conventional published
outputs, or Practice as Research) to the REF, and able to enhance an emerging
research profile for the subject area.
You will be an organised and dynamic colleague, capable of working effectively
as part of a team, with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a
general knowledge of contemporary historical, critical and theoretical issues
in Media Studies.
As Lecturer in Media Studies you will:
deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, demand-driven, and
student-centred taught programmes.
engage in individual and collaborative research and scholarship leading to
high-quality publications at acceptable levels of volume and academic
excellence, and develop income from research, enterprise, or corporate
engagement individually or in collaboration with others
contribute fully to the Division and University by participating in
meetings, working groups, committees, and other Division and University
To be successful in this role you will have:
a PhD in Media Studies or a cognate area, or equivalents
experience of producing high quality research outputs which are comparable
with 3 and 4 outputs in the REF
specialist knowledge in aspects of Media Studies research together with a
capacity to communicate this knowledge effectively to students
experience in teaching media production at higher education level, i.e.
digital audio or audiovisual production
The School of Arts offers teaching programmes in the areas of Drama & Theatre,
Film, History of Art and Media Studies. It is home to over 700 students and 37
academic staff supported by administrative and technical staff within the
Division of Arts & Humanities. The School is housed in the award-winning
Jarman building, which provides a striking working environment and excellent
facilities for staff and students including a 144sqm white cube gallery, film
production facilities, a media hub and fully-equipped drama studios.
The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We
employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full
range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in
Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open
space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive
salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a
great working environment.
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We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic
candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area Further
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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent
redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee
as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward
Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs
or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels
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hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be
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