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Lecturer in Data Journalism (Teaching and Scholarship)

30.05.2019 18:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Deadline: June 7, 2019


Teaching & Scholarship

To contribute to the development of the School’s provision in data journalism, delivering high-quality scholarship-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To pursue excellence in teaching and pedagogy and to inspire others to do the same. To supervise students and to carry out administrative duties within the work area as required.

This post is full-time and open-ended.

Salary: £42,036 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 7)

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Closing date: Friday, 7 June 2019

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description


  • To independently contribute to module and curriculum development and lead modules across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, inspiring students, in the areas of best practise on digital platforms, including Data Journalism..
  • To identify, develop and facilitate opportunities for curriculum innovations and enhancements, including;

1) helping with new provision for course development

2) enhancing existing modules and programmes and evaluating the impact of innovations as appropriate

3) Review on a regular basis course content and materials, updating when required

  • To contribute to the co-ordinatorship of the JOMEC component (50 percent) of the MSc in Computational and Data Journalism, ensuring delivery of teaching in line with current curricular requirements, developing and applying appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • To undertake work associated with examinations, such as setting and marking assessments and providing student feedback
  • To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students, including supervising the work of Undergraduate and Master’s students, and post-graduate research student support as appropriate


  • To undertake educational research in data journalism, pedagogical evaluation and scholarly activity, leading to publications
  • To participate in conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums to disseminate the results of one’s own scholarship


  • To engage effectively with data journalism-related stakeholders, including industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally and internationally, to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its external profile
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience

2. Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning or equivalent qualification or experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

3. Teaching experience, demonstrating learning innovation and course development and design

4. Growing reputation for data journalism education

5. Some experience or understanding of computational journalism and coding

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

6. Excellent communication skills with the ability to disseminate complex and conceptual ideas clearly and confidently to others using high level skills and a range of media

7. The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor.


8. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team working within work

Desirable Criteria

1. Relevant professional qualification(s).

2. Evidence of collaborations with industry.

3. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.

4. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.

5. Proven record of taking responsibility for academically related administration.

6. Experience of cross disciplinary working

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