Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries
University of Leeds School of Performance and Cultural Industries
United Kingdom

Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Cultural and Creative Industries

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and scholarship in the field of enterprise and the cultural industries? Do you have scholarly interest relating to the Cultural and Creative Industries and/or creative entrepreneurship and enterprise? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with disciplinary expertise in the Cultural and Creative Industries bringing knowledge, experience and creativity that can be applied to innovative modes of course delivery, assessment, curriculum design, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). With the ability to collaborate effectively and to motivate and inspire learners, you will become a valued academic member of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, where you will support innovation in our taught programmes and help introduce new forms of teaching and learning. 

This role will contribute to our market-leading offer of cultural industries education in the School, both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. It will develop further and potentially lead our innovative cross-faculty BA programme, Global Creative Industries, now in its second year, as well as bringing new thinking to our highly popular PGT programmes in the cultural industries, such as MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and MA Global Performance and Cultural Industries. These are housed in a School which also specialises in practice-based teaching in theatre and performance and the role will enjoy productive exchanges with these programmes (BA Theatre and Performance (including a ‘with Enterprise’ pathway). 

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries (PCI) provides innovative leadership in the field of performance and across the arts and cultural industries. Our work is characterised by being socially engaged – deeply rooted in and connected to the arts and culture, and the roles that these play in society. We have a strong interdisciplinary ethos which leads us to collaborate across the University, as well as with universities and cultural sector partners around the world. As educators, we investigate the creation of cultural artefacts, movements and events, exploring how cultural activity changes the lives of artists, audiences and people in the wider world. Through our teaching and our research we develop understandings about creativity and cultural activity, how it is applied in our everyday lives and its power to drive change.

You will carry out scholarship and teaching in varying aspects of the cultural and creative industries and contribute to the effective management of the School, Faculty and wider University. You will develop areas of research and scholarship focusing on creative enterprise, the cultural industries and/or pedagogic innovation. You will also be expected to undertake the normal range of duties that arises in connection with the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including lecturing, seminar delivery, dissertation supervision and assessment.

With relevant teaching and scholarship experience and a PhD, you will have the ability to make an outstanding contribution to the dynamic research life of the School and you will be passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Prof Jonathan Pitches, Head of School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8718, email:  

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of Performance & Cultural Industries (PCI)
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Working Time: Post available from 1 September 2022
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Monday 13 June 2022
Closing Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
Reference: AHCPC1047
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