Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking
City Site

Job reference: 010656

Location: City Site

Closing date: 27/06/2022

Salary : Senior Lecturer Band 1 (£39,740 - £50,296 pa)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Visual Communications

School / Directorate : Nottingham School of Art & Design

​​​The Nottingham School of Art and Design offers an impressive portfolio of courses covering the full spectrum of Art and Design specialisms. Renowned for the quality of our teaching and research, we offer a vibrant atmosphere that encourages creativity, as well as academic excellence. The Nottingham School of Art & Design continues to push boundaries, challenge and to create, nurturing the best creative and digital talent and collaborating globally to inspire and transform. 

The new Department of Design & Digital Arts provides the Nottingham School of Art & Design with further new and exciting opportunities within the University and creative industries, both nationally and internationally through the introduction of new curriculum as well as the development of existing curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The new build - The Design & Digital Arts Building, opening in 2024, will further endorse this merger and create a signature presence on the University’s city campus, to build on NTU’s reputation as one of the world’s leading Art and Design Schools. The building will enable the Department of Design & Digital Arts to develop its creative industries offering by bringing new technologies for film, VFX, animation, UX design, gaming, and motion graphics together with traditional design practices.

“This building will enable the Nottingham School of Art & Design to become the leading art and design school in the UK, positioning us at the heart of one of the UK’s most innovative cities, creating the best talent in one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy. It will expand our contribution to the creative industries and be a major driver of innovation and technology in art and design, allowing us to be at the forefront of the creative industries and building upon our heritage of the past 175 years.” - Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University

A key part of the new Design & Digital Arts Department ambitions is a commitment to the further development of our filmmaking offer. Subsequently, we are seeking a Senior Lecturer to support our highly reputable undergraduate course in BA (Hons) Filmmaking.​​​​​​​

This role requires you to be committed to working in a team to deliver a high quality filmmaking education experience. You will have an in depth understanding of filmmaking principles and experience in contemporary filmmaking practice, as well as curriculum design and delivery at HE level. You will have a proven track record of experience working professionally as a filmmaker, director, or production manager and have a comprehensive understanding of film theory and a broad knowledge of film history. 

Experience in one or more of the following is required: 

  • Filmmaking
  • Directing
  • Production Management 

​Candidates must be educated to a minimum of an undergraduate degree level in a filmmaking course or relevant subject area. A postgraduate qualification is desirable or evidence that you are prepared to continue your own education through research and continued professional development.  A HEA qualification is also desirable.

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average. 

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities. ​​​​​​​

Interview Date: TBC

If you have specific queries in relation to this role, please contact Claire Lockwood - Head of Department of Design & Digital Arts via email

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. ​​​​​​​