Associate Professor in Media

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Mar-23

Closing Date: 24-Apr-23

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Salary: £56,048 to £69,961 per year

Associate Professor in Media

The University of Southampton seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Media (ERE), on a full-time permanent basis, to lead our new BA Film, TV and Digital Media. This new programme will sit within Southampton’s high-ranking Film department and will expand our provision in new and exciting directions. Students will have the chance to develop practical skills alongside critical thinking while studying digital media in its historical and political contexts and that of wider screen studies. More information can be found here:

The Film Department at Southampton has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We are based within the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and have close interdisciplinary links with other members of the School and the wider University. The University of Southampton has a global reputation for its ability to work collaboratively in delivering world-class education, research and innovation that makes a proven impact on society’s greatest challenges. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 100 global university (QS World Rankings, 2022) and top 15 in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2022).

The successful candidate will have expertise in digital media, experience in curriculum leadership and development, and be able to teach modules in digital media histories and politics (some familiarity of film studies and television studies may be an advantage). You will be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, have an excellent track record in research and be keen to develop new research projects with the ability to secure grant income. Qualified applicants undertaking practice-based research or with media industry experience may apply. Most importantly, we are looking for someone keen to participate fully in the intellectual and academic activities of a lively and committed department which prizes collegiality very highly.

This post is available for immediate start to the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Film, Prof. Shelley Cobb (

We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity by attracting, developing and retaining staff from many different backgrounds to promote an inclusive environment. Film at Southampton subscribes to the BPA/SWIP Best Practice scheme; and the University of Southampton is proud to have been awarded an institutional Athena Swan silver award which underpins our pledge to improve equality for women.

Please include your CV and a cover letter with your application.

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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