Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking

Kingston University

United Kingdom

December 9, 2021


Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking


Kingston School of Art


School of Art and Architecture

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  • The BA Filmmaking and MA film making courses at Kingston School of Art encourage students to explore all forms of moving image practice, across fiction, non-fiction, experimental and hybrid modes of production, in both analogue and digital formats. Both programmes are taught through a series of project-led practice modules embracing research and experimentation.

    This role provides a career-defining opportunity to work across both courses alongside our dynamic and dedicated educators, practitioners, and researchers to promote and foster an innovative, inclusive, and supportive pedagogic environment that equips our students with the academic, social and personal skills to prosper in global and diverse environments.

    You'll be an influential member of a close-knit group of academics behind a varied programme of research-led teaching, workshops, seminars and will plan, deliver, and assess a range of modules, using a variety of technologies and approaches.

    You will work with the Course Leaders and course teams across our undergraduate and postgraduate filmmaking courses to ensure that the curriculum and student learning experience keeps pace with contemporary professional and research developments within filmmaking. The role also provides the opportunity to work with a diverse and international group of students, so you should be committed to developing innovative teaching and learning strategies that support our students and our strategic priority to decolonise and internationalise the curriculum.

    Research is, naturally, a key part of our make-up and you'll supervise research students and undertake your own research challenges, seeing projects through their entire lifecycle – from developing proposals to producing outputs ripe for publication.

    Working side-by-side with talented colleagues you'll share knowledge and expertise through professional consultancy, pursuing opportunities that will generate profitable income and supporting students with valuable placements wherever possible.

    The Person

    We're looking for an innovative academic professional with a commitment and passion for filmmaking teaching and learning. You will draw on your professional experience as a filmmaker to promote integrated professional practice across everything you do, imparting practical filmmaking knowledge to students that they will take with them in their future careers.

    The successful candidate will have a filmmaking degree, or equivalent professional experience, with an established or emerging research profile; and experience offering quality teaching, assessment, feedback and tutoring to a diverse range of students at HE Level, particularly in the areas of fiction writing, directing, and producing. You will be an excellent communicator and collaborator, who works effectively within diverse teams with colleagues. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented communities and female applicants.

    Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    The School of Art and Architecture is a vibrant community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, comprising three departments – Film and Photography, Architecture and Landscape and Fine Art. A distinctive feature of the School is its well-established and renowned practice-based doctoral programme linked to high-quality staff research through practice.

    Further information

    This is a permanent, part time position working 22.2 hours per week, with a starting salary of £26,769 per annum (60% pro rata to £44,614 per annum).

    Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 17th December 2021.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Shane O'Sullivan, Head of Department of Film & Photography and Associate Professor.

    Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.