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[Commlist] Lecturer in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University

Wed Jan 02 08:38:32 GMT 2019

full-time, permanent position for a Lecturer in Screenwriting - Deadline 17th January

Further details available on the BU jobs page here:

Lecturer (Academic) in Screenwriting
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Key information

Starting salary from £34,189 – £39,609 per annum with further progression opportunities to £43,267

Date advertised:
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Closing date:
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - midnight

Please quote reference:

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.

The Media Production Department is recognised throughout the industry for its role in preparing new generations of media producers. In addition we have a growing reputation for excellent research across a range of media disciplines

​BA (Hons) Scriptwriting is the only undergraduate scriptwriting programme in the country to be accredited by Creative Skillset. Graduates from our growing cohorts have gone on to win BAFTAs, Emmy's and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, writing for UK and US shows such as Wolf Blood, Timmy Time, Hollyoaks and Veep, as well as working as Directors, Agents, Producers and in Script Development. Our MA Scriptwriting is a key component in our highly successful Post Graduate Media Production Framework, which currently recruits students from more than sixty countries across the world.

We seek to appoint a lecturer in screenwriting to join our enthusiastic and committed team. You will have professional experience of writing for film or television, and will have an understanding, if not prior experience, of teaching and research in a HE context. With highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, you will be able to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders including staff at all levels, students and external organisations, and to help develop a rapidly growing, successful and diverse department.

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.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Christa van Raalte, Head of Department – Media Production by email at (cvanraalte /at/

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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