Senior Lecturer in Journalism

University of the West of England
United Kingdom
15 May 2019
12 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job description
The Senior Lecturer role is located within the Journalism cluster of the School focussing on teaching and supporting students on BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism, BA (Hons) Journalism & PR, BA (Hons) Media & Journalism and MA Journalism and MA Radio Documentary.

We are looking for an experienced teacher/lecturer, a strong team-player, while having in-depth practical experience in the field of multi-platform and data journalism.

You will be required to help develop a specialism in data journalism at all levels and lead the teaching on some of our broadcast modules, including running BJTC-accredited newsdays. In addition, you will be familiar with the legal and ethical issues around journalism and some of the critical concepts and debates surrounding the profession.

The successful applicant would also be expected to be research active and, at this level of appointment, would make a significant contribution to the teaching activities of the School and Faculty. The appointed person will also have experience in the design, development and assessment of modules and be able to programme lead.

We are a well-established university, with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,600 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey in 2018, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. In 2018 we were placed in the Guardian's Top 40 Universities in the UK and we achieved TEF Gold status.

The role is located within the School of Film and Journalism based at Bower Ashton Studios. The School offers an exciting range of courses in film, documentary, animation, photography, PR and journalism. We work very closely with the School of Art and Design and share many collaborative partnerships with Bristol-based creative industries. This means that our students have unsurpassed networking opportunities including hearing from a range of high profile visiting speakers - from film directors to cameramen to investigative journalists.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:
* a generous holiday allowance of 35 Days
* up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition
* flexible working
* excellent defined benefit pension schemes
* option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
* family friendly policies

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Dr Anne Harbin on or email:

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to createan inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised forthe success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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