Post Title: Lecturer in Film and Media Cultures
SBU/Department: Social Sciences Humanities and Education
FTE: 1fte (working 37 hours a week)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH7 - £35,333 to £42,155 pa dependent on achieving designated skills and experience
Location: de Havilland Campus, Hatfield
We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage applications from BAME and female candidates to reflect our diverse student cohort and staff under-representation where it exists.
The expanding Media Group at the University of Hertfordshire, comprising Media, (including digital media) Film and Journalism requires a passionate, knowledgeable and committed Lecturer in Film and Media Cultures. The successful candidate will teach across a range of both practical and theoretical media modules. Typical ones might include: Genre, Style and Stars, Gender, Sexuality and Diversity in American Film, Film Histories on the Global Film and Television Online and Research Methods in Media.
Main duties and responsibilities
You will provide high quality teaching, module leadership, administrative duties, and personal tutoring to designated students. In addition, you will develop modules related to your expertise and research as well as contributing to recruitment and retention activities. Furthermore, you will also undertake research or community engagement activities which inform your teaching and learning and contribute to the profile of the group.
You will more specifically undertake roles on the film and media undergraduate and post-graduate programmes including modules such as Genre, Style and Stars (Introduction to Film Theory), Introduction to Film Criticism, Global Film and Television(MA), Film Production, Research Methods and Film/Media Dissertations.
In addition to this you will assist in the provision of pastoral support for students both face-to-face and through correspondence forwarded by the Programme Administrator and International Office and from staff who deal with international students in other schools across the University and take responsibility for monitoring and planning students' study and academic conduct in relation to recommendations from Programme Monitoring Meetings and the Programme Boards of Examiners.
Skills and experience required
You will have proven experience of teaching in Higher Education in Film Studies, or a closely related area, and the ability to teach students Film and Media Studies at levels 4-7. You must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums and be proficient in English Language. In addition to this you will be able to teach both in-person and online effectively.
You will have a flexible approach towards work and the work of the School within a business-facing University and a commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills (in particular the growing use of technology in relation to blended learning activities). Additionally, you will have good self management, time management and interpersonal skills.
You must hold an Honours degree, or equivalent, in Film, Media, or relevant Humanities or Social Sciences subject area. In addition, a Masters' degree, or equivalent, in Film or Film related area such as Media is also required.
Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Sharon Maxwell Magnus, Head of Media, S.R.Maxwell-Magnus@herts.ac.uk
Closing Date : 28 November 2022
Interview Date: Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12th or 19th December with the date yet to be confirmed
Reference Number: 046697
Date advert placed: 14 November 2022
Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts