Associate Lecturers – Journalism and Publishing


London College of Communication
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Hourly paid
School of Media
Fixed Term

24 January 2021 23:55

£54.72 per hour

Associate Lecturers –
BA Journalism

BA Magazine Journalism and Publishing
MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism
MA Publishing

Your main responsibility will be preparation, teaching, administration and assessment of a unit or part of a unit. You will make a significant contribution to the quality of learning and support our students receive in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully.

You will work closely with other academic staff, including the Programme Director and Course Leaders. You may teach on units or run individual sessions, whether as a unit leader or as a part of a team. You may also be supervising individual and group student academic projects. You will be expected to direct your own time schedules during assessment and preparation, including working on asynchronous, online teaching. You may be collaborating with internal and external partners on projects and teaching aspects of journalism and publishing in a hands-on way.

Further information should be viewed on the course pages before application



The job description is available to download below. (Please note that there is no Person Spec for AL positions – the requirements are contained within the Your Profile section below).

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

We offer excellent hourly rates for lecturing part-time, either during daytime or evenings. This is a teaching role without comparison offering you the opportunity to work with some of the finest students in your field. You will also have the chance to freshen up your own thinking, to learn in an environment supportive of everyone's development, and to enhance your career.

We are looking for Associate Lecturers to contribute to the successes of these courses and to expand our portfolio of skills and diversity of voices to further enhance student experience.

We are seeking to interview people with practical experience in journalism and publishing

In the area of Journalism, we are seeking people with experience across a range of areas: written and online journalism, social media, audio and video production.

In the area of Publishing we are seeking people with experience across all aspects of book publishing or magazine publishing (or both). We are looking for practitioners and/or educators who are involved in editorial/commissioning, marketing including digital/social media, operational aspects (such as data) and production and design, both print and digital including audio. You may have experience from mainstream and/or indie sectors for book and magazine, including academic publishing (book and journal) as well as those who may have experience of publishing roles in the wider sector such as content developers and digital producers.

Teaching experience is preferable but not essential. 

Experience in managing projects and team working is central.

Ability to engage with academic theory, academic reading and writing, and supervising academic projects is also important.

Please state clearly which area (Journalism or Publishing) you are interested in on your application.

Your role in these courses will be to contribute to a wide range of discussions that connect journalism and publishing practice and theory, including the preparation and delivery of lectures, seminars, workshop and tutorials across units for a diverse cohort of students. You may be involved in managing student projects in small groups and supervising final major projects. You will be expected to get up to speed on some of the theoretical frameworks and academic processes of the courses and you will engage with theories and tools of blended learning. You will take part in assessment and course preparation, as well as monitoring students’ engagement and progression at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. Building networks with internal and external contacts will be an important aspect of the role.

If you have any specific queries about the courses contact Frania Hall in the first instance who can direct you to the relevant course leader.

For general queries contact Lesley Wilkins -

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.