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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Multimedia Journalism

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Salary: Salary details are included with the advert text.

Date advertised: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Closing date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - midnight

Please quote reference: FMC112

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Media & 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 School of Journalism, English and Communication (JEC) is seeking highly talented, enthusiastic and motivated people. As well as providing academic leadership alongside other members of the team, you will strengthen the research and enterprise profile of the Faculty.

Under the direction of the Head of School you will be involved in the development of learning and teaching in the area of practical journalism, including the delivery of units such as Multimedia Reporting Skills, Digital Journalism Multi Media Major Project and Dissertation. You will bring a strong industry profile to bear on academic and practical learning, combined with an ability to innovate.

You will be a team player who will primarily be involved with the teaching teams on the NCTJ, BJTC and PTC - accredited BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism and BJTC -- accredited MA Multimedia Journalism programmes. With newsroom experience, the postholder will also have a sound grasp of online journalism and an understanding of the multi media ethos, which is the hallmark of journalism education at Bournemouth. Experience in programme leadership is desirable,

As Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism you will be enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, your contribution to education delivery could include programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will make a significant contribution to employability and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level.

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.

Lecturer (Academic) starting salary from £32,958 – £38,183 per annum with further progression opportunities to £41,709 

Senior Lecturer (Academic) starting salary from £39,324 - £46,924 per annum with further progression opportunities to £51,260

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Karen Fowler-Watt, Head of School of Journalism, English and Communication either by email  at or telephone 01202 965129.

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking.  We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.