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Sessional Lecturers - Film Studies

The University is seeking to appoint sessional lecturers to contribute to teaching across a range of levels in Film Studies

We require tutors for teaching on undergraduate courses. We particularly welcome applications in the following practical areas: 

• Film genre 
• Film cultures and audiences 
• Hollywood cinema 
• British cinema
• Film theory

As part of the selection process shortlisted applicants will be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation outlining an introductory session to one of the following Level 5 (second year) modules: 

• Film genre
• Film cultures and audiences
• Hollywood cinema
• British cinema
• Film theory

Closing date: Wednesday 16 Aug 2017

Reference number: IHCAAC1708 - 3368

Job details

Job details

£41.02 per contact hour (including £9.12 holiday pay and preparation, marking, course administration)
As required
To be discussed
Responsible to
Head of Theatre & Film
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed

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Main duties

Main duties

1. To prepare for teaching by developing an understanding of the content, learning outcomes and modes of delivery for the relevant sessions. This may involve research and reading in the subject area, and/or adapting existing materials and methods. 

2. To prepare course materials, including setting assignments, producing reading lists, and course outlines and handouts, and ensuring that information is available to students in advance of the course and taught sessions. 

3. To teach the sessions by tutorials, seminars and any other relevant form of learning method. 

4. To be available for tutorial support to students at specified times. 

5. To undertake marking, and other forms of assessment; ensure work is second marked and grades submitted. 

6. To ensure regular contact with relevant Course Leader and to keep them informed of progress through the course. 

7. To undertake other administrative duties related to the teaching. 

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training. 

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students. 

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria: 

1. A BA and MA (or other postgraduate qualification) in Film Studies or relevant subject. 

2. Experience of teaching at HE level. 

3. Experience of organising a programme of work, planning sessions, marking and moderation of assessment. 

4. A commitment to interactive teaching methods with a learner centred focus. 

5. The ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a wide range of people, both orally and in writing. 

6. The ability to work well in a team context when required. 

7. ICT competence for teaching purposes and associated course administration. 

Desirable Criteria: 

1. PhD in Film Studies or related subject.

Applications from Non EEA Workers:

Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction. 

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at  

Visit for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules. 

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. 

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment. 

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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