Lecturer in Screen Production University of Glasgow, School of Culture and Creative Arts in the College of Arts United Kingdom


Lecturer in Screen Production


Reference Number
Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service
Job Family
Research And Teaching
Position Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£33,943 - £48,327

Job Purpose


To undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active, innovative and leading contribution to practice-centred teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Film and Television Studies, within the School of Culture and Creative Arts in the College of Arts, and to contribute administrative support as requested by the Head of School and/or Head of Subject Area.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To develop and sustain individual/joint research projects of international standard and demonstrable impact within Film and Television Studies and the wider School of Culture and Creative Arts, and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant application to Research Councils and other funding bodies.

2. To contribute to developing and enhancing the research profile of Film and Television Studies, the School of Culture and Creative Arts, and the wider College of Arts, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and outward-facing activity with demonstrable KE and PE impact.

3. To facilitate a good understanding, in line with developments in the discipline, of practice-led research activities in Film and Television Studies, including production of 3*/4* outputs and development of a practice based PhD programme.

4. To participate fully in the School, College and University’s research culture, and to attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences.

5. To be responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate (MLitt, MSc, PhD) students and to ensure their development in line with University and (where relevant) funder guidelines.

6. To undertake a range of duties associated with the design, organisation, delivery, assessment and review of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activity, in accordance with the School’s programmes, including the delivery and development of cross-teaching and employability initiatives.

7. To participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students in support of their learning.

8. To provide student support at College level, normally through acting as an adviser.

9. To undertake School/College level administration as directed and supported by the Head of School or VP Head of College.

10. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole, fostering a supportive working environment and to grow skills of academic leadership (in both teaching and research) appropriate to the appointment level.

11. To develop research and teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.

12. To engage in professional development as appropriate.

13. To enhance the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan ‘Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf 

In addition, for appointment at Grade 8: 

14. To sustain international leading research activity in the subject area, including a portfolio of future and existing projects and publications.

15. To play a leading role in the planning, organisation, and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate production-centred teaching activities within the School of Culture and Creative Arts.

16. To play a leading role in the School’s ongoing development and review of its curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning and employability.


Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 PhD qualification in relevant subject area.
A2 Up-to-date knowledge of diverse practices within contemporary screen production and/or media arts.
A3 Up-to-date knowledge of research (including practise-led research) within Screen Production Studies, which enhances and expands existing areas of expertise within the School/College.
A4 A developing international research profile appropriate to academic experience.


C1 Evidence of outstanding achievement as teacher and researcher appropriate to academic experience.
C2 Ability to demonstrate originality and innovation in scholarship.
C3 A publication record with demonstrable evidence of 4* quality. 
C4 Ability and willingness to provide quality and innovation in teaching and assessment, covering a range of topics compatible with School/College curricula, in line with School/College agendas.
C5 Excellent skills in the management of screen-based production activity.
C6 Excellent communication and presentation skills (including high level of proficiency in English).
C7 Relevant IT skills in support of research, teaching and administration.
C8 Effective time-management skills.
C9 Self-motivation, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
C10 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
C11 Capacity to enthuse and motivate students and colleagues.
C12 Demonstrable familiarity with current developments in the technologies of digital filmmaking.

In addition, for appointment at Grade 8: 
C13 Track record of initiating, planning and delivering high-quality research and scholarship in the area of Screen Production Studies.
C14 Track record of teaching and supervising beyond research specialism.


E1 3-5 years research experience, at least two years of which must be postdoctoral.
E2 Publication record and research profile which has the ability to enhance the FTVS subject area’s standing internationally, and which would enhance future University submissions to national research assessment exercise(s).
E3 Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the relevant subject areas.
E4 Experience of practice-centred teaching in a range of HE situations (from lectures to small-group seminars).
E5 Relevant administrative experience (e.g. conference or festival organising, student support, course management, etc.)
E6 Experience and success in attracting external research funding.
E7 Experience of postgraduate, Masters and PhD supervision appropriate to academic experience. Where academic experience is gained outside of the UK the ability to demonstrate equivalent experience may be considered.

In addition, for appointment at Grade 8: 
E9 At least 3-5 years postdoctoral experience.
E10 Experience in evaluation and review of teaching and assessment.
E11 Experience of postgraduate teaching in relevant subject area(s).
E12 Experience and recurring success in attracting increasing levels of external research funding. 
E13 Increasing levels of PhD and PGR supervision, appropriate to academic experience. Where academic experience is gained outside of the UK the ability to demonstrate equivalent experience may be considered.


Job Features


Planning and Organising
Participating fully in a team of research-active staff.
Researching and publishing work of the highest quality in appropriate outlets
Preparing and presenting applications for research funding
Planning and organising research meetings, seminars and conferences
Supervising postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students 
Supervising, where appropriate, postdoctoral research assistants
Actively contributing to University/College/School research strategy
Contributing to international and national research developments 
Providing leadership in designing programmes and courses, and in delivering teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students
Undertaking assessment and delivering feedback to undergraduate and postgraduate students
Organising knowledge exchange and outreach activities as appropriate

Decision Making
Decisions on research methodology and submission of grant applications
Decisions on placement of research output 
Decisions on programme/course content and teaching and assessment methods
Decisions on short-term and longer-term research objectives for postgraduate students
Contributing constructively and positively to University/College/School decision-making on research and teaching
Prioritising workload in accordance with agreed School/College strategy.
Taking responsibility for organisation of resources, as appropriate.

Internal/External Relationships

Head of Subject, Head of School, Head of College and University officers to ensure that strategic objectives are met
Academic colleagues, for information exchange to facilitate effective research and teaching. 
Administrative staff for exchange of information relating to delivery of research and teaching
Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.
Research students/postdoctoral researchers to oversee and advise on research
Undergraduate and postgraduate students to optimise their learning

Key researchers in Film and Television Studies
Key practitioners in the field of Screen Production 
Relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations
Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding
Professional associations, industry professionals, relevant practitioners, key cultural workers, commercial and public sector organisations.
General public/media providers

Problem Solving 
World-class research is a key aspect of this post, including solving research problems at the forefront of the field and the development of new ideas, methods and research projects
Resolving issues regarding research funding
Resolving issues arising in pursuit of research objectives 
Assisting research students to resolve problems regarding their research
Assisting undergraduate and postgraduate students to resolve problems regarding their studies
Resolving issues arising in performance of administrative functions
Proposing, imaginatively, strategies and negotiating alternative arrangements in response to strategic challenges in research, teaching and service


Standard Terms & Conditions


The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £33,943- £48,327 per annum.


We expect this post to be appointed at 1 FTE, however, we would consider an 0.8 FTE appointment to allow an existing practitioner to continue working in their field.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Probation Period

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: 

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Vacancy reference; 017458, closing date 23 April 2017. 


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