Lecturer in Film Studies,

open until filled
Social Sciences, Film studies, Media studies
Colchester, United Kingdom
£41,527 - £49,553 per annum GBP

The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) was one of the foundational departments in the University of Essex and is an exciting, interdisciplinary Department, where theory and practice across a range of disciplines from creative writing to theatre, literature, filmmaking and journalism thrive alongside each other.

Our research is multi-disciplinary but is organically connected through themes which cross subject borders: literary and theatre histories, and geographies; creative practices in writing and film-making; questions of home, belonging and migration; climate, environment and the post-human; rhetoric, language and the construction of narratives; propaganda, media and truth; technology and communication; literary heritages and our understanding of our global histories; national and other identities as mediated through language, imagery and story.

Duties of the Role
We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the thriving Centre for Film and Screen Media within the Department, which brings together varied activities and initiatives in research, teaching, outreach, and extra-curricular events related to Film and Screen Media at the University of Essex. The successful candidate will ideally have a specialist focus in fiction and documentary film production and one or more of the following areas: screenwriting; social justice filmmaking; music video; animation; and digital media.

Essex Film Studies has long foregrounded synergies between creative practice and scholarship, and the post holder would be expected to engage with these synergies where possible across teaching and student supervision.

Skills and qualifications required
It is essential you have a relevant doctoral level research degree in Film and/or Digital Media or be close to completion.

The post holder will have experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways, and have evidence of teaching in all aspects of filmmaking and innovation at HE level.

You will ideally you will have a track record of internationally significant research, and evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

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