Assistant Professor - Media & Communications

Coventry, UK, 28. November 2021.

Coventry University is a leading innovator in education committed to creating better futures by empowering students and communities to transform their lives and society through teaching, learning research and enterprise. We are gold rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the top Modern University in the Midlands in 2021.

Coventry is currently hosting a year-long series of international events as the City of Culture, and in 2022 a brand new University building will host the Faculty of Arts and Humanities enabling us to push the boundaries of collaboration and innovation in our teaching, research and enterprise.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and adaptable Course Director for our Media and Communications BA to lead and deliver teaching, learning and assessment on our popular Media and Communications BA course. You will be invested in the theory and practice of how media is contextualised and communicated, passionate about education and employability and committed to developing industry focussed opportunities that enhance the student experience. As well as having a track record of academic leadership, you will be a digital humanities specialist, firmly based in and with a strong background in cultural and/or media studies.

The School of Media and Performing Arts is a vibrant creative community providing award winning opportunities to UG and PG students in film and photography, music and acting, digital and immersive media as well as journalism and media communications. As we develop new courses and activities we are seeking to appoint an energetic and adaptable academic keen to innovate in course development and in their own research practice.  Applicants should either have a PhD in a relevant area of research or a significant track record of high-profile industry experience and degree level and professional qualifications.

Alongside teaching and learning, successful applicants will also need to demonstrate an ability to contribute to research or scholarship, and /or enterprise through their academic or industry experience in the subject area. Those without a teaching qualification will need to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE training and / or gain HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide range of training and support to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, pensions, rewards packages and flexible working options.

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Closing date: 28/11/21

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