Senior Lecturer in Film Studies (12 months, 0.5 SL)

Bristol, UK, 12. July 2018.

12-month 0.5 SL post in Film Studies at UWE Bristol

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies - Ref:1727433
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus
Salary: H - £19,416 - £24,574 (0.5 FTE)

Closing date: 12 Jul 2018

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

The Department of Arts and Cultural Industries offers a range of undergraduate programmes in the Arts and Humanities, including the highly regarded BA(Hons) Film Studies award. We seek to appoint a new colleague on a part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed-term basis from September 2018 - August 2019 to cover undergraduate teaching.

The main responsibilities will be to lead three undergraduate modules: Film Style and Meaning (Level 1), Professional Writing about Film (Level 2) and Adaptation: Screenwriting and Narrative Form (Level 2). Additional responsibilities include supervising a small number of third year projects, second marking assignments on other modules, and acting as a personal tutor for a specific group of students. Aside from teaching, you will also be responsible for the academic development and wellbeing of students.

Applicants must have an academic background in Film Studies (preferrably including PhD completion) and some relevant teaching experience. Detailed knowledge of debates around film criticism, film style, film narrative and adaptation is essential. Our curriculum embraces a diverse range of film forms and practices: applicants must be willing and able to teach non-mainstream, non-western and non-white texts alongside dominant forms of cinema, in ways that will encourage and inspire students to widen their horizons. You will also need high level writing skills and the ability to help students develop their own writing in different forms, including explaining issues with grammar, punctuation and expression; a working knowledge of screenplay layout and technique is desirable, sufficient to introducing second year students to screenwriting as part of an adaptation project in Semester 2.

Professional experience of film criticism or screenwriting is desirable but not essential. Experience of teaching and/or marking audiovisual essays is also desirable, along with PowerPoint and Premiere Pro AV skills.

You can expect to join a supportive and welcoming team and you will be offered mentoring and assistance in developing teaching materials and your practice.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:
• a generous holiday allowance of 35 Days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
• flexible working;
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
• family friendly policies;
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
• option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Please see the attached full job description and information for applicants for the role.

For an informal discussion or if you have any queries, please contact Mark Bould on 0117 32 84440 or email

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.