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Senior Lecturer in Branding and Innovation

London School of Film, Media & Design

Salary:   £52,392 to £58,434 per annum
Release Date:   Thursday 16 November 2023
Closing Date:   Wednesday 29 November 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:   FMD078

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. 

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.   

*University status awarded in or after 1992 

The School

The London School of Film, Media and Design, an exciting and innovative School of creative arts within the University of West London, provides a high quality career-focused student experience connected to the world of work and underpinned by a guaranteed work placement.  

The London School of Film, Media and Design’s vision is to be nationally and internationally recognised as a vibrant hub of creative learning, which will produce graduates who are fully equipped to meet the demands of the modern workplace - distinguished not only by their intellectual capabilities, but also by their enterprising qualities, employability and skills, and their aptitude and ambition to contribute to the creative lives of their communities. 

The Role  

The school is currently looking for a permanent senior lecturer to deliver teaching excellence at undergraduate & postgraduate level to students. This role will be expected to lead courses such as MA Advertising, Branding and Communication and MA Brand Design Innovation. 

The role will also include: 

Postgraduate teaching including designing, conducting, and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by peer review, course evaluation and/or student feedback.  

Postgraduate supervision (both Master’s Projects and dissertations).  

Professional activities and/or peer-reviewed research activities appropriate to the discipline including publishing research results in high-quality outlets as lead or co-author.  

Providing first class academic and pastoral support to students.

The Person 

We are particularly interested in candidates with: 

Up-to-date experience in brand communication, consumer behaviour and/or analytics and a good track record of experience in the Creative Industries/ Advertising industry.  

Advanced skills in content creation including creative direction, digital imaging (photography or video), or communication for web/mobile/social media.  

Ability to confidently deliver both online and face to face teaching.  

Ability to actively promote both the program and the school through membership of - and links to - academic and professional networks in the Advertising and or creative marketing worlds (UK and/or overseas). 

Experience in the sector is vital for supporting the preparation of our PG students’ careers . 

Successful candidates must have a post graduate degree in a subject relevant to the field of Branding and Innovation and have ideally worked at a senior international level in the Advertising sector: client-side, agency-side or otherwise.  

It is essential that candidates have experience in teaching and learning at Higher Education level or experience in delivering corporate/ training.  Strong skills in desktop apps, namely productivity and Adobe® Suite, including the ability to develop materials for and deliver online teaching is essential. 

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 4th December 2023. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of School: Paul Lohneis 

Additional Information  

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We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study.  

Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point. 

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time.  

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

CVs without an online application will not be accepted.

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