Lecturer in Film, Exhibition and Curation (FEC)

Edinburgh, UK
Jun 24, 2020
Jul 24, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
We are seeking to appoint two part-time Lecturers in Film Exhibition and Curation whose teaching and research expertise is within these fields. Preference will be given to candidates whose research is within the specialisms of archive film, archives and curation, minority film-making, transnational cinema and exhibition, or emerging exhibition platforms.

The appointee will engage in research; teach, supervise and administer across the MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation; contribute to our broader postgraduate teaching and supervision, as well as to the administration and successful management of the subject area.

Each post is offered on a 12-month fixed term, part-time basis (28 hours per week) from 1st September 2020.

The salary is £41,526 to £49,553 per annum, pro rata.

Informal queries can be emailed for the attention of Ms Susan Kemp and Ms Jane Sillars, Programme Directors - Film, Exhibition and Cinema to llc.recruitment@ed.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 14 July 2020, 5.00pm (GMT).

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our
commitment to addressing an equalities, diversity and inclusion agenda.

1. Job Details

Job title: Lecturer in Film Exhibition and Curation
School/ Department: Graduate School
Line manager: Postgraduate Director

2. Job Purpose

The appointees will have a commitment to inventive and student-led approaches to teaching, and active learning; and a record in research and/or curatorial practice, appropriate to their career stage. They will provide teaching and supervision across the MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation,

The postholder will be expected to co-ordinate and teach a range of postgraduate courses.

They will also be expected to contribute to the administration and successful management of the subject area.

3. Main Responsibilities

1.To contribute to the teaching provision and co-ordination of postgraduate courses in the field. The teaching will mainly be undertaken on courses on Exhibiting Film, Applied Exhibition and Curation, and Mediating Film. (Approx 35%)
2.To contribute to assessment at postgraduate levels - including, but not limited to, assessing coursework, presentations, reflective writing and assignments; provision of guidance on student learning and development, and detailed feedback on assignments; setting and marking a range of assignment models; supervision of MSc final projects; attendance at exam boards. (Approx 10%)
3.To provide advice and guidance to students. (Approx 10%)
4.To conduct research or creative practice projects leading to outputs of the highest quality. (Approx 25%)
5.To nurture links with the academic and professional community; and, as appropriate, to engage in knowledge exchange and impact.
(Approx 5%)
6.To share administrative responsibilities of the subject area and assist with quality assurance procedures. (Approx 10 %)
7.Any other duties that may reasonably be required as requested by the Head of School. (Approx 5 %)

4. Planning and Organising

The postholder will -

• be expected to organise and carry out their own work with limited supervision
• be required to liaise closely with other colleagues, particularly those in Film, Exhibition and Curation and the Graduate School
• make themselves aware of Freedom of Information and Data protection and University Protocols in relation to student and other data
• contribute to the development of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in the subject area
• develop and deploy teaching and learning materials which contribute to quality enhancement of teaching provision in area of own expertise

5. Problem Solving

The postholder will -

• liaise with the Programme Directors of the MSc Film, Exhibition and Curation to resolve student issues and matters relating to course administration and provide advice to students in a timely way
• use knowledge derived from internal and external sources or previous experience to provide recommendations for and subsequent improvements to teaching practice
• help and advise students as appropriate

6. Decision Making

The post holder will -

• manage and resolve teaching-related issues, to do with course design, assessment and delivery.
• be responsible for running their teaching commitments on a day-to-day basis and for decisions involved in so doing
• where appropriate plan, devise, and secure funding for research projects involving appropriate methodologies, partnerships and strategies.

7. Key Contacts/Relationship

• Immediate colleagues involved in the Film, Exhibition and Curation programme, and in particular the Programme Directors, the Programme Administrator, and the Postgraduate Director

8. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job


• PhD in film or directly related subject at the time of application; or professional equivalent
• Commitment to high-quality teaching and learning
• Ability to design and deliver course materials
• Experience of teaching and assessment of student performance at undergraduate or postgraduate level
• Ability to communicate complex information clearly, both orally and in writing
• Willingness to fit in with a team orientation coupled with ability to work independently


• Research expertise or evidence of equivalent level of professional practice in preferred fields of film archives; archives and curation; minority film-making; transnational cinema and exhibition; emerging exhibition platforms
• Teaching seminars at postgraduate level
• Supervising Masters dissertations
• Experience of innovative models of teaching and assessment
• Experience of professional sphere of film exhibition and/ or curation

9. Dimensions

The Film, Exhibition and Curation programme has 21 students (full-time equivalent) and anticipates a significantly increased intake over the next two years. The successful appointee will share responsibility for these students with the Programme Directors. The School also runs an MSc in Film Studies, with 42 students (full-time equivalent) and two academic staff, and a further 12 colleagues across the School have research and teaching interests in Film.

10. Any other relevant information

This is an ideal position for a recent PhD graduate.

Each post is offered on a 12-month fixed term, part-time basis (28 hours per week) from 1st September 2020.

Informal queries can be emailed for the attention of Ms Susan Kemp and Ms Jane Sillars, Programme Directors - Film, Exhibition and Cinema, to llc.recruitment@ed.ac.uk.

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our
commitment to addressing an equalities, diversity and inclusion agenda.

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy
to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV
and other attachments.

You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.

The closing date is 14 July 2020 at 5pm (GMT).

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