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[Commlist] Job opportunity: Lecturer (Academic) in Multimedia Journalism

Thu Sep 26 20:42:45 GMT 2019


General info on Bournemouth University:

Lecturer (Academic) in Multimedia Journalism

Starting salary from £34,804 – £40,322 per annum with further progression opportunities to £44,045

Closing date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 – midnight (UK time)

Please quote reference: FMC190


Dear Colleagues,

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining research and teaching practice.

As a Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, your focus will be on journalism and communication, its theory and practice. You will be primarily involved in the development of learning and teaching in the area of multimedia journalism, both undergraduate and postgraduate, with consideration for the successful candidate’s areas of expertise. Teaching responsibilities may involve unit leadership or input on one or more of the following units depending on expertise: Immersive & Interactive Storytelling, Broadcast Journalism, Audio Journalism, Dissertations, and Major Multimedia Project. Candidates with expertise in data journalism and use of emerging digital technologies in journalism are particularly welcome. You will bring a strong academic profile to bear on practical learning and research-led teaching, combined with an ability to innovate. You will be provided with a balanced workload, which takes account of research and professional practice.

You will be a team player who will primarily be involved with the teaching teams on the BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism and MA Multimedia Journalism, but may be asked to contribute to other programmes in the department. You will be enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy. You will be willing to engage in leadership at unit level, as well as performing the duties of an academic advisor. You will contribute to employability and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations as appropriate, at a regional, national and international level. You will be expected to demonstrate an emerging body of published work, with a research plan for the short to medium term, and willingness to participate fully in developing the research environment in the Faculty.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

Applications for fractional appointments will be considered.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Shelley Thompson, Head of Department of Communication and Journalism, either by email at (shelleyt /at/ or telephone 01202 961721.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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