Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design and media, Coventry University Faculty of Art 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 School of Media and Performing Arts has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rapidly rising profile. It has established a highly distinctive approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Dance, Theatre, Music and Music Technology and within Media, Media and Communications, Journalism, Media Production, Digital Media, and Photography. 

We are seeking an academic with an established profile in a distinctive field within Media & Communications, to join our thriving, innovative course. Applicants 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, applicants 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. 

Successful candidates will undertake teaching assessment and delivery within our brand new BA in Media and Communications course. A particular focus on digital and post-digital cultures, infrastructure, big data and media circulation patterns, new and social media, media theories and studies. 

They must have capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes. Practical and technical skills such as basic editing and filming are a plus. 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong inclination for pastoral care and 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 must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment.  

Successful applicants will have a strong track record of research/scholarship (contributing to REF, and subsequent evaluations). They 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. 

Visit our School’s website http://www.coventry.ac.uk/life-on-campus/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-arts-and-humanities/ 

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Head of School, Dr. Natalie Garrett-Brown (arx229@coventry.ac.uk) or Course Director, Dr. Miriam de Rosa (ac4644@coventry.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10 September 2017