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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Directing for Film and Television

Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Lecturer: 40,322 - 49,553 a year or Senior Lecturer: 51,034 - 59,135 a year
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Applications are invited for a full-time Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Directing for Film and Television, available from September 2020. This position will be appointed at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, depending on experience, on either a teaching and scholarship (T&S) or research and teaching (ART) contract.

Appointment to Senior Lecturer would be made primarily in relation to the experience and career stage of individual candidates. We would expect a Senior Lecturer to also carry greater responsibilities in terms of administrative/citizenship duties.

You will join an innovative and rapidly expanding department that brings together research, teaching and commercial activities in the fields of film, television, theatre and interactive media. The department features a bespoke £30m building with superb, industry-standard facilities, which have been used in support of the production and postproduction of over 20 commercially released feature films as well as numerous broadcast television projects for the BBC, ITV and other major broadcasters.  This post offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in a high-profile department, one that is thoroughly committed to the dynamic interaction of academic scholarship with creative practice and professional skills.  We place a high value on facilitating academic-industry collaborations to enhance both teaching and research for conventional and next generation media.


You will play a significant role in the delivery and assessment of single camera film and television production teaching including serving as the Programme Leader for the MA Film and Television Production with Directing course and contributing to various production-related modules for the BSc in Film and Television Production (both of these programmes are ScreenSkills accredited). You will also be involved in the supervision of students and as well as undertaking administrative responsibilities in the Department. In addition:

  • For a teaching and scholarship (T&S) contract: you will exhibit professional work through commercial outlets and/or disseminate related scholarship through conventional channels, and devise, develop and oversee projects generating external production funding.
  • For a research and teaching (ART) contract: you will carry out and publish high impact research in quality journals, and devise, direct and develop projects generating external research funding.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have detailed knowledge and experience of both current industry practice and working in academia; have the ambition to make an impact in your field, demonstrate internationally-relevant scholarship through either professional practice or conventional academic research, and inspire students through innovative teaching. You will will have demonstrated expertise in single camera directing for commercial film or television as well as strong knowledge of the business of screen media and producing methods. This should include professional directorial credits for national or internationally released film or television work (either long- or short-form) and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • location-based narrative film directing;
  • documentary development and production;
  • direction of commercial short form work such as advertisements or music promos;
  • studio-based production for either single- or multi-camera programmes. 

A PhD in Film and Television Directing (or related area) or equivalent professional industry experience is essential. In addition, experience in producing, script development or editing is highly desirable.

We particularly encourage applications from female and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented within the University of York in this area.  

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor John Mateer on email:, tel: 01904 325230.

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