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Lecturer in Journalism (Theory)

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The Lecturer is responsible for teaching, course development, and on-going scholarship in the Journalism and Publishing programme in the Media School, with a specific focus on our new MA Journalism and BA (Hons) Journalism.

The post-holder will work collaboratively with course teams, deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and the curriculum in innovative and critical directions.

Why choose us? 

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

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We are looking for a dynamic individual to deliver theoretical and contextual units in our growing journalism subject area. We expect candidates to show an understanding of how to teach theoretical issues in a lively manner, making links between theory and practice and using academic material to inform and reflect on professional practice.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake: 

  • Teaching contextual units at MA and BA level. 
  • The care of students’ pastoral support, intellectual stimulation, progress and attendance, as well as maintaining records and liaising with colleagues as appropriate.
  • Pedagogic and curriculum development that stimulate thought and reflect on practice.
  • Expand the capacity of the course to meet our need to explore current and emerging issues in journalism research and practice.

Requirements of the role:

  • Undergraduate degree in cognate subject. 
  • A PhD in an area related to Journalism (desirable), Media and Communications, Cultural Studies or related disciplines. We will also consider candidates who are close to completion.
  • Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) or willingness to study for this.
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Desirable). 
  • Experience of teaching & assessment in a higher education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract). 
  • Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching.
  • Considers and promotes equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching, assessment and scholarly practice. 
  • Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course for their engagement and attainment. 
  • Collaborates and works effectively within teams and across different professional groups. 
  • Works effectively and respectfully with a wide range of people.
  • Fosters inclusive and constructive team work and problem-solving. 
  • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of journalism and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University. 
  • Evidence of using contacts within subject peer groups to develop partnerships or collaboration. 
  • Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve objectives.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button. 

Closing date: 22 June 2022 at 23:55pm.

UAL welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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