Lecturer in Screenwriting & Development - Part time, permanent

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 18 May 2021

Lecturer in Screenwriting & Development - Part time, permanent
£40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)

In the past 15 years, the MA Screenwriting programme at Edinburgh Napier has evolved to become one of the strongest in the UK, challenging students to deliver a range of creative work in different formats for film and television, and to develop craft skills in screenwriting, script editing and development along with an awareness of the changing global landscapes of film and television.

We now wish to appoint a part-time Lecturer to deliver face to face teaching into our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, and to help design and deliver a new online Masters programme in Screenwriting and Development. This will be a 0.5 position (2.5 days / 17.5 hours per week) with a permanent contract. You will join a growing and vibrant research centre which is seeking to build on this year’s REF submission to grow income and PhD student numbers.

About Us

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

The University is committed to delivering a personalised learning experience for students, set against an agenda of inclusivity, employability and sustainability. We have an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, alongside a purpose to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of its communities to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers and shape futures.

The role

You will work within the small, dedicated team to deliver teaching (both face to face and online) across an expanding range of programmes at post-graduate and undergraduate level.

You will help design and deliver a fully online global Masters in Screenwriting and Development. This new programme will reflect our focus on student-centred teaching and learning for emerging screenwriters and those wishing to work in script development, while enabling asynchronous engagement from wherever in the world students may be living.

You will be actively engaged in current professional practice and committed to enhancing and expanding connections between our students and the creative industries in which they wish to work.

You will be enthusiastic about working with colleagues within the subject area of Screen and Media and in cross-disciplinary work across the university. You will be responsible for working independently and as part of a small team supporting others. 

Who we are looking for 

  • Professional credits and experience in writing, production or development
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • A commitment to the development of new talent 
  • Relevant academic profile or research interests 

Experience should include: 

  • Working as a screenwriter or with screenwriters in development
  • An interest in the design and delivery of online learning materials
  • Relevant teaching experience at postgraduate and undergraduate levels

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who currently hold a PhD and those who are interested in becoming PHD qualified. We would also consider applications with significant professional practice experience and evidence of income generation.

If this opportunity is of interest please click here for the full job description. 

Benefits we offer 

  • Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6) 

We offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. Further Information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information 

  • Closing date: 18 May (Midnight GMT)
  • Interview date: TBC 

To apply, please complete our online application form and attach an up to date copy of your CV

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here .

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