Research Fellow/Lecturer in Creative Industries x2

Research Fellow/Lecturer in Creative Industries x2

Salary: £39,609 - £48,677

Company: Creative Media Labs - University of York

Closing Date: March 3, 2019

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television was founded in 2006, and moved into a superb, £30m purpose-designed facility in 2010.  We are currently expanding our activities and in 2020 will launch a new BA Business of the Creative Industries. We have also recently established the AHRC-funded Creative Media Labs (CML), which undertakes Research and Development with the Yorkshire screen industries in the field of interactive and immersive storytelling.

To support both the research activities of CML and the new BA programme, we are seeking to appoint two Research Fellows/Lecturers in Creative Industries to start on 1 July 2019.

Both posts will have an initial period of full-time research (with no teaching), before the post-holders transition to undertaking both teaching and research. The period of full-time research will last for between one and two years, with the exact length of time to be negotiated with the successful candidates. During that initial period of full-time research, the post-holders will hold the title of Research Fellow, with that job title eventually changing to Lecturer in Creative Industries.

In the initial period as a Research Fellow you will develop and promote the research activities of the department by developing a personal research plan independently and/or in collaboration with others as part of a larger research team. You will plan, manage and undertake research activities in accordance with a specific project plan, and to manage and guide the work of staff and research students on own specialist area. You will develop innovative research proposals, identifying and obtaining external sources of funding. You will also publish original research in appropriate journals or other relevant media as appropriate and attend international conferences for the purpose of disseminating research results or for personal development.

When you transition to a Lecturer you will also develop innovative teaching materials, techniques and module design and take responsibility for the quality of the provision. You will plan, deliver and critically review a range of teaching and assessment activities. You will undertake academic supervision of students (including research students) and act as a research supervisor within own specialist subject area’. You will also set and mark practical sessions, supervisions, fieldwork and examinations and provide constructive feedback to students.

You should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. You should have knowledge and/or experience of the Creative Industries in the UK and Europe, the theory and practice of the creative economy, creative businesses and institutions, their operations, and audiences, creative and cultural entrepreneurship, and the legal and policy environment within which all of these operate and policy. Detailed knowledge or professional experience of one or more of the following industries will be an advantage: film, television, games and other creative digital media.

In addition to the BA Business of the Creative Industries, we also offer a BSc in Film and Television Production, a BSc in Interactive Media and a BA in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance as well as a range of Masters programmes in Film and Television Production and Theatre, and Masters by Research and PhD programmes, including projects by creative practice.

Informal inquiries to Ed Braman, telephone 01904 325281; e-mail

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