Vacancy Type/Job category
School for Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures
£43,414 - £51,805 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
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
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
Enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jonathan Vickery, Director of CMPS, at
Interview Date: TBC.
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.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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)
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,
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
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)
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.
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