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Limerick School of Art and Design (IRL) seeks AL in Creative Broadcast

16 June 2020

ELIA member Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT is seeking a strong candidate to join the academic team as an Assistant Lecturer in Creative Broadcast.

About LIT

The Limerick School of Art and Design established in 1852 has a strong national and international reputation. As well as a strong academic tradition and growing research numbers in recent years our focus has grown to encompass enterprise and development. This includes leading and partnering in European projects and other transnational collaborations. The school is primed for future development as LIT/AIT form part of an IOT consortium preparing to become a Technology University. As an LIT school we are committed to an educational philosophy of active learning, widening participation by non-traditional learners, programme development and growth where there is recognised potential. Collaboration in the regional cluster of HEIs, developing more post-graduate pathways, continued engagement with enterprise and community, and a focus on building our international profile.

Limerick Institute of Technology has over 6,700 full-time and part-time students. It offers a range of courses at Higher Certificate Level 6, Level 7 Ordinary Degree, Level 8 Honours Degree and Level 9 Master’s Degree. In addition, the Department offers a number of part-time evening programmes suitable to local business/industry.

The role

The following sets out the duties of an Assistant Lecturer. While the duties of a part-time (prorata) Assistant Lecturer will be similar the hours of work of a part-time (pro-rata) employee will be based on their individual contract. The appointee will play an active role in the academic direction of courses including teaching, research, academic assessment and academic administration. The appointee should carry out such duties as are assigned to him/her in accordance with collective agreements arrived at from time to time and authorised by the Minister for Education & Skills including but not limited to:
  • Teaching such assigned classes as deemed appropriate by the management of the Institute; day or evening, up to a maximum of 630 hours per annum including supervision of postgraduate students where appropriate.
  • Carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of examinations work and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities.
  • Providing academic input on existing and new courses and course development.
  • Engaging in research, consultancy and development work as appropriate.
  • Participating in committees appropriate to courses and meetings convened by management.
  • Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by management.
  • Engaging in promotion including student recruitment as appropriate.
  • Participating in development, implementation and maintenance of academic quality assurance arrangements.
  • Participating in appropriate activities necessary to the development of their department/school and the Institute.
  • Directing and supervising the work of Tutor/Demonstrator and taking academic responsibility for the academic standards of this work. When an Assistant Lecturer is supervising a Tutor/Demonstrator a reduction in teaching hours will be applied on the basis of a one hour reduction per three hours demonstration/tutorials supervised. The performance of these duties will require attendance in addition to class contact hours during the normal working week. The appointee shall carry out the lawful instructions of the President (or authorised Officer) and comply with the requirements and regulations of the Minister for Education and Skills
The candidate’s profile

The successful candidate must have:
  • A relevant degree (level 8) with First or Second Class Honours of a recognised third level institution; or equivalent professional media qualification.
  • Not Less than 3 years relevant and acceptable post qualification experience. This experience should normally be the media and film industry.

The Institute would particularly welcome applications from candidates with the following qualifications/experience:
  • Doctorate (PhD) (highly desirable) or Masters Qualification in a relevant media
  • Discipline  Previous lecturing experience at third level
  • Qualifications/ industry experience in VFX and motion graphics
  • Experience and knowledge of screen industries nationally & internationally

What LIT offers

As an Assistant Lecturer on a pro-rata contract you will be paid pro-rata the Assistant Lecturer scale. For example, if you are employed on a contract for 9 hours across the full academic year i.e. half the normal working requirement of a wholetime Assistant Lecturer you will be paid 50% of the Assistant Lecturer salary for a wholetime person. If your contract is for 12 hours you will be paid 66% and so forth. Pro rata contracts are offered on a fixed term/specified purpose/self-financed contract basis.

Progression from Assistant Lecturer to the Lecturer grade is subject to conditions, including satisfactory service and appropriate post-graduate qualifications.
For more information and to apply, please visit the website.

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