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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Creative Writing (Screen): LJMU

Liverpool Screen School
Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Creative Writing (Screen)

Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £38,896 – £47,801
Hours: Full-time
Contract length: Permanent

Location: Liverpool Screen School, Redmonds Building, although staff may be asked to work in any location within the University. Mobility between locations will be subject to the exigencies of the service.

Reporting to: Programme Leader – Creative Writing

Role Summary: The appointed person will be a practising screenwriter, who is also a writer of prose, with sufficient experience of university teaching to be able to contribute broadly to the academic work of the subject area and Liverpool Screen School.

Core Research Responsibilities:
To contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of research strategies which align with the University’s overarching research strategy and which will benefit the School / Institute and the University in the short, medium and long term.
The main objectives for the post will be to:

  • Initiate and conduct internationally recognised research and scholarship which is eligible for inclusion in the Hefce Research Excellence Framework exercise or similar external research quality validation exercises
  • Disseminate research through appropriate channels, including produced screenplays, published prose, articles in journals of international standing and internationally recognised conferences
  • Promote and evidence the wider social, cultural and / or economic impact of their research through appropriate engagement with external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and secure external funding through research grants and contracts and in developing collaborative research income-generating ideas
  • Engage in the research culture of the University, through an ongoing programme of workshops, seminars and conferences to promote research activities at School / Institute, Faculty and University level
  • Ensure that the research activities of the School / Institute are integral to the learning experience of all students

Core Academic Teaching Responsibilities:
To ensure an excellent student learning experience through:

  • Planning and teaching courses in line with LJMU’s Learning Teaching and Assessment strategy, Academic Framework and quality requirements
  • Lecturing/teaching/assessing at all levels and evaluating teaching and learning practice
  • Leading on/contributing to programme / module development and curriculum review.
  • Working with colleagues to support a strong academic programme identity
  • Producing teaching materials informed by current research that motivate and inspire student learning
  • Making appropriate use of technology to support learning and teaching, e.g. LJMU’s VLE
  • Supervising and providing support and guidance for student learning activities, such as work-based learning and research activities and, where appropriate, placements
  • Marking/assessing assignments and examinations and providing timely and constructive feedback to students
  • Responding to student feedback and taking action on this
  • Providing academic support and guidance for students
  • Participating in ongoing professional development and evaluation of practice relating to learning, teaching and assessment in line with qualifications and experience, changes in subject/discipline, pedagogic development and innovation in learning technology. This includes participating in the improvement of teaching through the University’s observation and peer review schemes.
  • Appropriate professional development support for teaching and learning matched to individual’s qualifications and experience will be provided by LJMU

Post-Specific Duties:

  • Maintaining a strong, REF-able, research profile, with an emphasis on practice as research
  • Playing an active role in strengthening the research culture of the subject area
  • Informed, engaged teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate Screenwriting writing as well as undergraduate prose writing
  • Involvement in recruitment, personal tutoring and representation on university committees.
  • Fulfilling all necessary individual and subject area administrative responsibilities.
    The appointee will be allocated other academic duties, commensurate with the grade, as deemed necessary by the Director of the School / Institute.
  • Commitment to LJMU’s values and regulations, including equal opportunities policy.
    A commitment to Professional Standards through continuous professional development and evaluation practice.
  • Liverpool John Moores University recognises and is aware of its Social, Economic and Environmental responsibilities, the post holder is required to minimise environmental impact in the performance of the role and actively contribute to the delivery of LJMU’s Environmental Policy.
  • The post-holder’s mandatory Health and Safety responsibilities, which have been agreed by the University’s Strategic Management Team, are contained in Section 2 of the University’s Safety Management Code of Practice MCP1 Organisation for the Implementation of the Health and Safety Policy.

DEADLINE: 4th September 2016

For more information and to apply: CLICK HERE