Lecturer in Photography

Lincoln School of Film and Media

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £32,004
Closing Date:   Monday 10 July 2017
Interview Date:   Wednesday 26 July 2017
Reference:  COA229

The Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) is based in the College of Arts, located at the University’s main Brayford campus. We have been delivering media education at HE for over 20 years and we are currently amongst the very best Schools in the UK for media education and research. As a creative and dynamic environment, we have developed a strong reputation for the integrated nature of our courses, our relationship with the media, creative and cultural industries, and the strength of our research and professional practice activity across practical and theoretical areas. Even in these tough economic times, a very large number of our students go on to forge successful careers in these industries and other professions like them. As we move into the next 20 year phase we are determined to advance our status as one of the leading centres for media education in HE, with a distinctive reputation for creative entrepreneurship and with our students at the heart of everything we do.

Photography at LSFM fosters a distinctive approach and embodiment of the visual form through student led discovery, engagement and extended practice within a contemporary context. Whether still, moving, digital or analogue, the approach to photography is fluid. The programme does not impose a route; it offers students’ a choice of pathway within lens-based media, via a curriculum that addresses the challenging and changing nature of photography.

The successful candidates will play a key role in the Programme’s curriculum development and enhancement, supporting the development of our BA and MA courses.


  • Excellent practical skills in using both analogue and digital technologies and be able to demonstrate knowledge and interest in a breadth of photographic production processes.
  • Excellent practical and technical skills working in a photography studio environment and using variety of related equipment such as: Continuous light, Electronic Flash, multiple set up scenarios, as well as location portable lighting/set ups.
  • Excellent creative and technical skills working in a black and white darkroom environment, processing film and ability to print to a professional standard.
  • Excellent skills in Adobe post-production software such as Lightroom, Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, scanning techniques.


  • Large Format photography
  • VR techniques for photography practice
  • Wet-Plate Process and other darkroom based specialisms
  • Working with Moving Image
  • Photo-book design and making

The post-holder should be prepared to:

  • Teach across a range of modules (dealing with key contemporary and emergent themes and approaches) in Photography at undergraduate level.
  • Contribute to the development of the curriculum for the practice/practice led research strands (especially generating new options).
  • Develop a strong research profile and research council bids.
  • Contribute to the development of post-graduate (taught) provision in this subject area.
  • Ensure achievement of HE teaching qualification/accreditation [e.g. with HEA] during the probationary period.

We promote a collaborative, practice/research-engaged ethos, reflecting a diversity of interests and looking outwards to the world at large. Lincoln is distinctive in its commitment to a spirit of collective enquiry, inspired by the University’s ‘Student as Producer’ initiative. Through our teaching and research we aim to produce an intellectual commons and to participate in the transformation of the social world.