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Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture Education (AEP)

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The Department of Digital Humanities is appointing a Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture. This appointment is made on the College’s Academic Education Pathway (AEP), meaning that its focus is on education, pedagogy and the delivery of our student experience in the Department. This is an education-focused appointment and candidates will be expected to evidence attainment and potential in teaching and learning within an HE context.

We are seeking an educator in the field of Digital Media and Culture, with a track record of designing, delivering and leading Higher Education teaching at all levels. You will have experience of contributing to a major teaching programme or equivalent activity; or be able to demonstrate the aptitude to do so. For this role, we are looking for an expert in Digital Media and Culture with experience in one or more key areas, including but not limited to the following areas: digital innovation, digital new media, digital politics and activism and digital audiences.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to contribute to the design and delivery of teaching across our Masters and undergraduate programmes. They will also be required to supervise student dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We are also interested in candidates who can also contribute to our teaching in areas of critical digital practice related to these areas. This includes, but is not limited to, coding, data analysis/data science, data visualisation, UX design and creative computing. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with relevant professional experience outside academia.

We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented communities, and from those who are willing to contribute proactively to our ongoing conversations about reducing inequality at King’s, and in academia more broadly.

This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract until 31 August 2024.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop / improve teaching materials, reading lists, and where appropriate, interactive and practice led activities 
  • Assist in the preparation and assessment of assignments for core and optional modules 
  • Undertake the marking of coursework assignments and dissertations for core and optional modules 
  • Undertake dissertation supervision of BA and MA students 
  • Plan and manage own teaching  
  • Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content and assessment of students’ work 
  • Evaluate current provision and identify areas for improvement particularly around student feedback  
  • Collaborate with the team in ensuring that students’ needs are identified and responded to in a timely fashion 
  • Respond to student feedback and to the further improvement and strategic development of Programmes and modules 
  • Stay up to date with scholarship in the field in order to incorporate into teaching practice and contribute to teaching innovation   
  • Identify opportunities for the development of new teaching lectures or exercises (or if need be modules) in your area of expertise and contribute fully to the development of such ideas 
  • Develop internal networks and external networks that foster collaboration and contribute to the management of teaching and research quality, audit and other external assessments 
  • Provide pastoral care for students. 
  • Assist with admission of future students 
  • Undertake administrative roles as required 
  • Engage in professional development as appropriate 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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