LSSJ-167-22 - Specialist Associate Lecturer in Journalism

University of Kent

United Kingdom

August 21, 2022


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Specialist Associate Lecturer in Journalism Centre for Journalism Location: Chatham

Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum pro rata Grade: Grade 7 Academic Post Type: Part Time Hours per Week: 7 Contract Type: Fixed Term - 12 Months Release Date: Thursday 28 July 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 August 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: LSSJ-167-22

Do you have specialist knowledge in contemporary multimedia journalism techniques, ideally in the area of reporting, and the ability to utilise your expertise to design and deliver effective teaching of the skills required to be a journalist in the digital age?

If so, this Specialist Associate Lecturer position within the Centre for Journalism could be a great opportunity for you.

This part time role (0.2 FTE) is available on a fixed-term basis for 12 months.

As a Specialist Associate Lecturer you will:

  • Design and deliver effective teaching of the skills required to be a journalist in the digital age
  • Teach undergraduate, postgraduate and apprentice-level students the skills and aptitudes required to pass the National Council for the Training of Journalist's Diploma in Journalism and National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ)
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and materials which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • Act as a mentor for students in the capacity of personal tutor
  • To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Substantial experience in national or regional journalism in the UK or abroad
  • Understanding of the professional requirements set out by the National Council for the Training of Journalists' diploma qualifications
  • What we can offer you:

    As a member of our team you can expect an open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing throughout your time with us. Our friendly and close-knit Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mix of modern and historic buildings offering outstanding state of the art facilities and a unique place for learning and working. You'll enjoy a competitive salary, generous annual leave, an excellent pension scheme, on- site parking and a range of great staff benefits and discounts.

    The Centre for Journalism offers a uniquely successful combination of vocational and academic training and has graduates working in newsrooms throughout the world. We have just won the contract as training partner for the BBC's new Level 7 senior journalist postgraduate apprenticeship. We welcome people who share our passion for telling powerful stories (whether in print, broadcast or digital journalism) and are committed to providing our students with the skills to become highly talented multimedia professionals who will help shape the future of this global industry.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the HR Team quoting ref number: LSSJ-167-22.

    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.


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