Lecturer in Documentary Filmmaking at UWS Creative Media Academy

Lecturer in Filmmaking (Documentary)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Filmmaking to join our team in the School of Media, Culture and Society (MCS).

MCS is a large (circa 2500 student FTEs) multidisciplinary school where the social sciences and creative and cultural industries meet. We offer a supportive and aspirational environment in which staff and students work in partnership to create societal and cultural change.

The school of Media, Culture and Society also hosts the Creative Media Academy.  The UWS Creative Media Academy, one of only 3 in Scotland, is a Creative Skillset accredited centre for excellence in creative industry teaching and research.

The Academy offers programmes focused on professional practice, dedicated to vocationally relevant education to anticipate the skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. Each programme pays close attention to fast-developing converging technologies and new business models in the creative industries.

Students learn through modules taught by practitioners reflecting current industry ‘best practice’. Expertise across a range of interconnected disciplines is embedded across our different programmes including Television and Radio Broadcast Production, Filmmaking and Scriptwriting, Digital Art, Commercial Music and Music Technology, Performance, Broadcast Journalism, Computer Games Technology and Animation.

Recent guests to the academy include Oscar and BAFTA winners in documentary and fiction and we work with the very best in the industry. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and reflective individual to join our filmmaking team.

You will have the skills, knowledge and experience to play a key role in achieving in teaching, internationalisation, research and commercial activity.  You will play a central role in our Screen and related disciplines primarily contributing to our popular BA (Hons) Filmmaking and Screenwriting and our soon to be offered MA Filmmaking.  Candidates should have a strong practitioner profile in documentary filmmaking and production.

You will be responsible for contributing to an excellent student experience by planning, developing and delivering an exciting curriculum utilising contemporary forms of pedagogy.  You will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of your career and demonstrate an ability or potential to attract independent research funding.  An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities.

You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about your discipline and about contributing to the best possible student experience. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a successful academic career (research, enterprise, and teaching) and be comfortable working both autonomously and within and across a range of teams.

A PhD in documentary filmmaking or a related field would be desirable. Successful candidates will be encouraged and supported to undertake a PhD or PhD by Practice.

The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multi disciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Higgins, Director of the Creative Media Academy on 01292 886298, emailNick.Higgins@uws.ac.uk, or Professor Derek Carson, Dean of School, on 0141-848-3983, email derek.carson@uws.ac.uk

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