Coventry U job ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Senior Lecturer in Media & Communications
Coventry University – Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Closes: 28th February 2016

Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, design and media, Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with profile across the globe and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years.

The Department of Media has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rising profile. It has established a highly distinctive ‘Open Media’ approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering media and communications, journalism, media production and photography. This post underpins this ethos and the enhancement of teaching and learning activities in the Department of Media.

We are seeking an academic with an established profile in a distinctive field within Media & Communications, to join our thriving, innovative course. You should hold a doctorate in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience and be able to relate the key debates framing the transformation and location of media in contemporary culture to teaching contexts. In addition, you must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment. Experience of education innovation would be advantageous.

You will undertake teaching assessment and curriculum development on the BA in Media and Communication and the MA Communication Culture and Media courses, with a particular focus on emerging forms of Media, communication and cultural practice and its theoretical analysis. You must have capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes.

With a strong track record of research/scholarship (contributing to REF, and subsequent evaluations), you will have engaged actively in research, publication, income generation and/or professional practice in recent critical/theoretical approaches to new forms of media and mediated cultures. Preferably you will have expertise in new modes of theoretical analysis: e.g. post-humanism / post-cultural studies, ANT, New/ Post-materialism. As well as one or more of the following: everyday and presume media practices; digital, connected, mobile and smart media/cultures; media activism / activism and participatory cultures; emerging regimes of ownership and control; globalised / transcultural media; Urban, excluded, marginal and precarious social cultures; emergent creative/media industries, social enterprise, third sector; big data/information critique, ethics, privacy-security.

You will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with pedagogic development – those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE and/or secure HEA fellowship; and you must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Dr Shaun Hides, Head of Media.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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