Job offer in Ireland Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Subject Lead in Broadcast Production at Queen’s University Belfast

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and visionary academic to build on the success of the Broadcast Production provision at Queen’s University and take it to the next stage of its development. Closely embedded within Queen’s Creative Arts cluster (comprising Film Studies, Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Music, Sonic Arts and Arts Management) and contributing to the Belfast Region City Deal, as well as to the successful collaboration with Ulster University on the AHRC-funded Future Screens NI project, Broadcast Production has been instrumental in securing Queen’s current position as a sector leader within research and education in the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland.

The BA in Broadcast Production and MA in Media and Broadcast Production are intensely practical degree programmes, which also incorporate theoretical engagement with the history, theories and analysis of the media. These industry-engaged and research-led programmes provide a well-rounded and flexible learning experience, which prepares graduates for the demands of a rapidly evolving workplace. Our cutting-edge facilities include a new adaptable television/video recording studio; several radio and audio production suites; the Film Studio; Queen’s Film Theatre, the Brian Friel Theatre and the world-leading Sonic Lab. Our equipment store boasts a wide range of digital video and audio equipment, including 4K HD cameras, 360º cameras, Virtual Reality headsets. Our facilities and equipment have been designed and acquired in consultation with BBC Northern Ireland and other industry professionals.

The successful candidate will lead the flourishing BA Broadcast Production programme, managing the next phase of its development. They will also lead the continued development of the MA Media and Broadcast Production, in light of its proven international demand. The appointee will work to design, enhance and deliver ambitious programmes that cover a range of current and emerging media, from television and radio to emergent forms of online delivery and VR / AR / MR. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in engaging with the media and broadcast industries, of managing degree programmes with a practice-based focus, and will ideally have experience as a broadcast media practitioner themselves.

With 150 academic and support staff and over 1,200 students, the school of Arts, English and Languages has strong links with a wide range of industries in the form of collaborative projects and student placements. Our events include concerts, drama performances, readings, screenings and talks/conferences and the facilities used by the school are among the best in the UK.

The successful candidate must have:

  • PhD at or near completion in the broad area of media or broadcast production (or MFA, or equivalent industry experience/expertise, as appropriate)
  • A record of recent dissemination of internationally excellent research in media or broadcast appropriate to career stage.
  • Relevant teaching experience to at least degree level in a relevant area or areas of media / broadcast production (e.g. live television, television documentary, radio documentary, podcasting, journalism.).
  • An in-depth understanding of pedagogical approaches to broadcast and media production.
  • Experience of leading a degree programme involving a significant degree of media / broadcast production.
  • Demonstrable ability to make funding applications and knowledge of the broader field of broadcast production, television and media production generally.
  • In-depth understanding of key areas of broadcast and media industries, such as trade, regulation, ethics, programme development structures.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Engagement in continuous professional development.
  • Ability to assess and organise resources.
  • Ability to lead and contribute to the development of teams to ensure effective and productive working relationships.
  • An appreciation of cultural differences, and how they relate to teaching, student experience, research collaboration, and recruitment.
  • Ability to relate to students and colleagues with diverse backgrounds, ages and experience.

Closing date: Tuesday 30 July 2019

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 21 August 2019

Salary scale:

Lecturer:£33,199 to £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Senior Lecturer:  Ac4 £51,630 to £59,828 per annum (potential to progress to £65,361 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution).

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.


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