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Lecturer in Film-Documentary Practice (Teaching and Research) - QMUL24656

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £42,433 -£44,807 per annum pro rata (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24656
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 30-Mar-2021
Closing date: 02-May-2021

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About the Role 

The Department of Film within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is looking to appoint a Lecturer who specialises in Documentary Practice. As this is a 0.5 part-time position, we welcome applications from practicing documentary filmmakers who want to combine teaching and research (including documentary practice-as-research) with their own filmmaking. We welcome applications from all areas of documentary filmmaking, and have particular interests in creative and experimental documentary, participatory filmmaking, non-fiction artists’ moving image and gallery practices, filmmaking centered on activism and social justice, environmental and sustainable documentary, and the philosophy, politics, ethics and impact of documentary. The post is 0.5, starting 1 September 2021. 

About You 

Duties will include teaching one undergraduate and one postgraduate module each year based on your own documentary practice interests. You may be expected to contribute to the following modules: Documentary Theory and Practice (L6) and Documentary Practice Research Project by Practice (L7) and/or similar.

You will hold a PhD in Film or a related subject or have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience with a strong track record in documentary, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, and good organisational and communication skills are also essential. Evidence of high-quality research and publications in renowned journals, and/or of high-quality documentary practice-as-research, is also expected.

About the School

You will maintain and support the Department’s strengths in film and documentary practice. Further details about the School can be found at

About Queen Mary

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. 

The post is part time, 17.5 hours per week, and permanent, starting 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, £42,433 - £44,807 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 


To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button below. 

The closing date for applications is 02 May 2021. 

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.  

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