Lecturer in Film and Television (2 posts) – Bristol

The School of Arts seeks to appoint two permanent Lecturers in Film and Television commencing 1st September 2016. The posts represent an exciting opportunity for outstanding early-career scholars whose research outputs and ambitions include a dimension of film practice. The appointees will teach units in film and television history, theory, criticism and practice across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and will help shape and deliver our newly developed MA in Film and Television that builds on and amalgamates our highly successful separate MAs in Film and TV Studies and Film and TV Production. For these roles, knowledge and experience of practical film-making and/or digital editing is essential.

The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an internationally significant research profile, to supervise postgraduate research, and to strengthen the University’s links with creative and cultural industries.

The Department of Film and Television has recently moved to custom-built new premises housing a 200-seat cinema, dual-projection lecture room, seminar rooms, production studio, animation suite, edit booths and sound rooms. Its programmes offer a combination of theory, history, criticism and practice across many areas of screen studies. Researchers in the Department have expertise in an array of genres, regions, periods and modes, including television drama, animated film, comedy and the Western, and in a range of approaches including audience studies, archival research, close reading, and the archaeology of screen media.

The Department is looking for applicants who can help consolidate these strengths through research that involves a dimension of film practice. We particularly seek candidates whose research focuses on the interplay between technology and aesthetics and/or produces new forms of critical evaluation through film practice, such as the video essay. We envisage that one post will be taken up by an early-career academic with a primary interest in production technologies, while the other will be taken up by a candidate with proficiency in digital editing and/or post-production.

Informal enquiries to be emailed to alex.clayton@bristol.ac.uk.

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