Associate Professor (30329-0622) . Job Reference: 1885512

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

August 15, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category



School for Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures

Sub Department

Film and Television Studies


£51,799 - £60,022 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

The University of Warwick seeks to appoint a full-time permanent Associate Professor/Reader in Film and Television Studies from January 2023.

As the successful candidate, you will have a strong research profile in film history, ideally with specific expertise in early cinema. You will be an experienced teacher across a range of relevant subjects at UG and Masters levels, have a successful record of doctoral research supervision, and you will also have experience of academic administrative roles in support of teaching and research. You will also have an interest in and/or experience of developing public engagement with and impact from research.

In this role, you will contribute to the development of Film and Television Studies at Warwick, including the strategic development of provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also have a commitment to working across the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures to support Film and Television Studies in contributing to the delivery of School- and Institution-wide priorities.

You will teach on our undergraduate and postgraduate modules, monitor student progress, and provide timely and effective feedback on student work in accordance with University policy.

The role requires strategic thinking, an ability to manage multiple competing deadlines, and a commitment to offering support to students and colleagues. The post-holder will be offered training and mentoring to help develop their skills and confidence in relation to these demands.

The role requires in-person teaching and administration and we are committed to making the appropriate adjustments needed to enable a safe professional environment for the successful candidate.

The School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures

The School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures (SCAPVC) brings together Film and Television Studies, the Warwick Writing Programme, Theatre and Performance Studies, Cultural and Media Policy Studies, and History of Art. We are housed in a new, state-of-the-art Arts building, the FAB, which includes two theatre studios along with rehearsal rooms, screening rooms, a video editing suite, a media lab and a cinema.

Our approach is cross-disciplinary and grounded in a commitment to diversity and equality. We help each other to develop new ideas and areas of enquiry, organise events and activities for staff and students, and are a link between local, national and international arts, cultural and creative organisations.

Our focus is on sustainable practices, social justice, community and collaboration. Our staff and our students understand the shaping powers of the past and are unafraid to shape the future.

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.

We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including people with disabilities and Global Majority academics.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor Alastair Phillips, Head of Film and Television Studies.

Interview Date: 22 September 2022.

Job Description


To engage in teaching, research and administration at a level commensurate with the reputation of the University.

To play a role in strategic planning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within Film and Television Studies and across the School.

To exercise academic citizenship at School and University level.


1. To design and deliver the content of existing modules, including lectures, seminars and workshops, to supervise dissertation projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to develop new research-led modules for the BA programmes in Film and Literature and Film Studies as required, as well as our Postgraduate Taught offering.

2. To exercise academic citizenship within the School and the University.

3. To participate in public engagement and regional, national and international collaboration, in partnership with colleagues in Film and Television Studies and the School.

4. To use appropriate learning and assessment methods and materials.

5. To monitor the progress of students and to provide support and guidance in the role of personal tutor.

6. To undertake the marking of assessed work in accordance with the University's and the School's defined criteria and processes, and to provide effective and timely feedback to students.

7. To undertake all duties related to teaching and module administration (e.g. providing feedback and reporting on progress).

8. To undertake other specific activities as may be required, including attending relevant Exam Boards and School meetings, and participating in committees and working groups within the School, the Faculty and the University.

9. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University.

10. To engage in impactful research at a level commensurate with the reputation of the University.

11. To engage in continuous professional development by reflecting on one's own practice as a teacher and the development of teaching and learning skills.

12. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.

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

Strong research profile in film history. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 2

An interest in/experience of taking research beyond the University, to develop public engagement and impact. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Breadth and depth of knowledge of film history and historiography, and relevant related fields. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 4

Demonstrable interest in current trends and changes in Higher Education in a wider context. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning. (c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience in the design of teaching, learning support and assessment materials at HE level. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Good organisational and administrative skills as required in relation to teaching, teaching preparation, and delivery and assessment requirements. (a, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Demonstrable commitment to building strong, co-operative and supportive relationships with colleagues and students. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 9

Excellent interpersonal skills. (c)

Essential Criteria 10

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including an ability to present information, ideas and arguments clearly to students and to work as part of a team. (a, c, d)

Desirable Criteria 1

Understanding of equal opportunities issues as they may impact upon areas of teaching. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 2

The ability to develop relationships, initiatives, partnerships and opportunities within and outside the university environment. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience in student welfare matters. (a, c)

Further Particulars

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.

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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. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

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

15 Aug 2022

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