Hourly Paid Lecturers in Post-Production Picture Editing at Middlesex University

Salary range: Enhanced rate £54.10 (including outer London weighting) Basic rate £21.64 per hour (including outer London weighting)

Variable Hours – Fixed Term

Location: Hendon

Job Ref ACIHP13

Middlesex University is seeking an Hourly-Paid Academic to teach Post-Production Picture Editing on its practice-based BA Film Programme, between September 2022 and May 2023.

The successful candidate will be teaching on two modules, the Second Year FLM2200 Film Craft, teaching a wider range of students editing techniques, and FLM3200 Advanced Film Craft, for students specializing in editing in their final year. Students will be completing projects within the classes, as well as working towards their end-of-year films. Total teaching hours will be six contact hours per week, plus additional time for assessment. The focus of this post is to introduce students to the craft of picture editing and other post-production techniques, and to help them gain an understanding of the role editing plays in narrative and storytelling techniques.

The rate of pay is £54.10 per hour for each hour of contact teaching. This rate is 2.5 x the basic rate which is derived from the first spinal point of Middlesex’s Grade 7 (Lecturer), with an annual increment if the work continues beyond one year. For each term there is a further two weeks of pay at the basic rate for each nominal contact hour to cover the end of term assessment.

We value diversity among our students and staff and welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates, regardless of background. We are a member of Athena SWAN, a gender based charter, the Race Equality Charter, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Essential Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Appropriate academic qualifications at postgraduate level and/or extensive professional experience in post-production editing in the film or television industry.
  • Working knowledge of current professional technical standards and software, in particular Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere. Knowledge of After Effects and DaVinci Resolve would also be beneficial.
  • Evidenced experience of professional film/media production processes through practice-related outputs such as films or programs for broadcast/distribution
  • Ability to deliver high quality teaching in film post-production with a specialist focus on craft editing and color grading.

Appointments are a maximum of 24 weeks per year, depending on need, with the option of joining the university’s pension scheme.

Hourly rates depend on the type of activity, with teaching generally paid at the enhanced rate.

We particularly welcome applications from gender non-conforming individuals and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds to join the team. All recruitment decisions will be based on merit.

We are a member of Athena SWAN a gender-based charter, the Race Equality Charter, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for underrepresented groups.

To apply: please submit a CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this role in the job description and send both to: stating the job reference number in the title of your email to d.cottis@mdx.ac.uk

For more information, please contact David Cottis, Program Leader for BA Film, d.cottis@mdx.ac.uk

Closing Date: 18 September 2022

Interview Date: 20 September 2022

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