Professor Liverpool Screen School

Liverpool John Moores University

Salary Range

Competitive Salary


Liverpool Screen School

A rare opportunity has arisen for an exceptional academic of professorial standing to join the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University. Working with our successful team of practitioners and theorists. You will lead research strategy and implementation across the school and contribute to teaching in at least one of our subject areas. We welcome applications from academics of professorial standing in the disciplines of (Media Production, Film Studies / Production, Journalism, Creative Industries and Emerging Technologies)

With a recognised international research profile, you will be considered a leader in your field of study, able to evidence your contributions to the professional practice/research of your specialism. You will be a capable leader with the ability to motivate and enthuse others, possessing demonstrable experience of managing a research community, utilising innovative approaches to facilitate research and teaching and learning. Further, you will be capable of developing and writing research proposals and funding bids, demonstrating a proven record in acquiring significant external funding. Experience of leading or contributing to a REF submission or REF panel membership will be a distinct advantage.

The Liverpool Screen School, part of LJMU’s Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, offers undergraduate programmes in Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production, Creative Writing, Drama, together with postgraduate courses in Film Production, Documentary, Immersive Arts, Creative Technology, Journalism, Writing and Screenwriting. 

Liverpool is a city with a long and rich tradition of creativity and is an excellent base to build research partnerships and impactful projects. The city boasts a vibrant culture and LJMU is proud of its many connections with local media and arts organisations, including The Everyman and Playhouse, The Unity Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Liverpool Philharmonic, The Liverpool Tate, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Film Office, ITV and the BBC.

The post is based in Liverpool and the post holder will be expected to be available on site.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Rachel McLean, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at [email protected]

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, induction and development support as well as family-friendly policies.

This is an exciting time to join LJMU in our bicentenary year and with the launch of our new strategic plan. 

If you feel that this is the role you have been looking for and your skills and experience can make a real difference at LJMU, we look forward to hearing from you.

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

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