Assistant Professor in Culture, Media and Creative Industries (105751-0922) . Job Reference: 1887784

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 6, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category



School for Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures

Sub Department



£43,414 - £51,805 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

The School wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor from April 2023 to work within the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies. This is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative approaches to research, teaching and sector/ industry engagement. This post provides an excellent opportunity to be a part of the work and life of a friendly and dynamic Centre, and develop your research and your work as an academic professional within a secure and supportive environment.

Our approach is cross-disciplinary and grounded in a commitment to diversity and a critical awareness of global political and economic change. We are collegiate and committee to academic citizenship, and help each other to develop new ideas and areas of research enquiry, organise events and activities for staff and students, interconnecting the local, national and international arts, cultural and creative organisations. The University of Warwick is a top-100 global research-intensive university in which substantially devolved departments and schools thrive. The University promotes and supports collaboration and partnerships. After another highly successful national research assessment (REF 2022), we are planning to further interrogate and inform the changing creative and media industries.

We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including those identifying as Black, Asian or other scholars and teachers of culture, media, culture and creative industries. The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

You will be working with a committed team of colleagues to build on and complement CMPS's diverse research, teaching, and industry-facing strengths — particularly in relation to its internationally renown suite of MA degrees. CMPS at Warwick has an excellent track record in cultural policy; creative industries and cultural enterprise; media, communication and culture; cultural entrepreneurship and cultural management. Our BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries is fast becoming central to our national and international reputation and to a generation of new digitally-oriented student.

You will be playing a key role in our international masters degree suite of four MA's – International Cultural Policy and Management, Arts Enterprise and Development, Creative Media Enterprises and Global Media and Communication — and if needed, contribute to our undergraduate course BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries. You will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of engagement with the cultural, media, and/or creative sectors. You will be expected to mark assessed work to masters level, co-supervise PhD students, supervise student dissertations, case studies, creative group work projects, act as personal tutor, and department colleague in administration.

To be appointed, you will hold a PhD degree. You will have clear potential for, or demonstrated excellence in research publication, teaching and/or student experience and welfare-based activities (both pastoral and administrative).

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jonathan Vickery, Director of CMPS, at

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


To make a significant contribution to the research culture of the Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies. To work with colleagues in delivering high quality MA modules, making a contribution to the BA (Hons) Media and Creative Industries, and to the academic development of the Centre's postgraduate research community.


1. To play a major role in the research culture and planning of the Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies — in any area of arts, media, heritage, museums, cultural policy, media policy, cultural and creative industries, digital cultures, creativity.

2. To be tutor of modules on the MA suite, with various tutoring, administrative and marking tasks as appropriate.

3. To engage in funded research project planning, with projected publications, dissemination strategy, and impact.

4. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting coursework, tutorials, marking, hosting of guest speakers or module contributors), compliance with University quality assurance standards and procedures) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

5. To develop new innovations in research and pedagogy, for culture, media and creative industries.

6. To secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, research funding and internal resource funding, to support research plans and teaching innovations.

7. To supervise student creative or research projects, as appropriate.

8. To contribute to Open Day events, general course recruitment, interviewing and applicant selection.

9. To undertake such specific Centre roles and management functions as may reasonably be required by the Centre Director, including attendance at Centre staff meetings and participation in other committees or working groups within the Centre, School, Faculty, and University.

10. To engage in continuous professional development, including participation in relevant professional activities.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather to provide guidance on the main aspects of this post.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

A PhD degree in a relevant discipline. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Knowledge of sectoral/ industry practice in culture, media and creative industries. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

A track record in high quality academic publication and research project planning and management. (a, d)

Essential Criteria 4

Successful experience of team work and teaching in culture, media and creative Industries or related areas, at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. (a, d)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability or potential to initiate, develop and deliver high quality modules and required curricular, written outlines, references and bibliographies, publications and research resources. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Practical and professional competency in appropriate IT and digital media. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 7

Ability to communicate effectively with both an academic and a non-academic audience. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Ability to work independently and as part of a team. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Fluent command of spoken and written English, effective communication (oral and written) skills. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 10

Good interpersonal skills. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 11

Ability to convey information and ideas to an audience. (c, d)

Essential Criteria 12

A capacity to contribute to the collegial life of the department by undertaking administrative tasks deemed appropriate by Director or Head of School. (a)

Desirable Criteria 1

Ability to think strategically about resources and to identify and acquire resources for teaching innovations. (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Professional experience of media and creative industries outside higher education. (a, c)

Further Particulars

The School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures (SCAPVC) was established in August 2019 within the Faculty of Arts. SCAPVC comprises Film and Television Studies, the Warwick Writing Programme, Theatre and Performance Studies, Cultural and Media Policy Studies (CMPS), and History of Art. We are housed in a new, state-of-the-art facility, the ‘FAB' (Faculty of Arts Building), which includes two theatre studios along with rehearsal rooms, screening rooms, a video editing suite, a media lab and a cinema.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the School, please visit the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures at Warwick website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

6 Oct 2022

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