Senior Lecturer / Course Leader Design for Film & Television
City Site

Job reference: 010801

Location: City Site

Closing date: 04/07/2022

Salary : Senior Lecturer Band 1 (£41,131 - £52,056 pa)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Visual Arts

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.

A key part of the new Design & Digital Arts Department ambition is a commitment to the further development of our BA (Hons) Design for Film & Television course offer. The course will sit alongside BA (Hons) Filmmaking and in 2024 this subject area will also include BSc Film Technologies and BSc TV Production. The Department has ambition to develop a strong and reputable film & television course offer with opportunities for students to work collaboratively across the courses and beyond. The Nottingham School of Art and Design is looking for an experienced full time Senior Lecturer to take on the role of Course Leader and ensure the effective management and organisation of the BA (Hons) Design for Film & Television course.

You will:

  • Provide academic leadership for the course, ensuring that it reflects University and School policy, practice and processes.
  • Address and resolve issues relating to the quality of course delivery, student satisfaction, student progress and retention as they arise.
  • Liaise effectively and work in a professional manner with all members of the course team, administrative and any technical staff to ensure that students receive high quality academic support.
  • Liaise with external bodies and internal colleagues to support the course design and delivery. 
  • Shape and enhance the course design and future curriculum development.
  • As a confident practitioner or educator with good interpersonal skills, you should be able to relate to students and engage them in the subject area.

This role requires you to be be committed to working in a team to deliver a high quality film & television educational experience. You will have an in depth understanding of design for film & television and contemporary practice within the specialist area, as well as curriculum design and delivery at HE level. You will have a proven track record of experience working professionally in production for film & television and have a comprehensive understanding of film & television theory and a broad knowledge of film & television history. 

Experience in one or more of the following is required: 

  • Production design for film
  • Production design for television 

​Candidates must be educated to a minimum of an undergraduate degree level in a 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.​​​​​​​

Interview Date: TBC

If you have specific queries in relation to this role, please contact Claire Lockwood, Head 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. ​​​​​​​


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