AHUM-047-21 - Lecturer in Media Studies

University of Kent

United Kingdom

July 7, 2021


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Lecturer in Media Studies Media Studies Location: Canterbury

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 otherwise stated) Interview Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021 Reference: AHUM-047-21

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 Media Studies.

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 activities.
  • 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.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact the Resourcing Team at jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: AHUM-047-21

    We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area Further details: Job Description Additional Information

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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

    Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely.

    From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK. A new points-based system will be implemented which will treat EEA and non-EEA citizens equally. For further information please visit theUK Visas & Immigration website.


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