Welsh Medium Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)

This is a Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) position, where the post holder will undertake academic teaching, including the development, delivery and evaluation of the Welsh language provision within the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Some teaching in English may be expected as well. To supervise students and to carry out administrative duties within the work area as required. To pursue excellence in teaching and scholarship, and to fully engage in the School and University’s outreach and engagement work.

This post is full-time and is funded for a fixed term of five years.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Closing date: Thursday, 31 October 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

The School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) has developed an exciting and innovative Welsh language programme. This post is currently supported, in part, by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

JOMEC has a track record of excellence for professional teaching and research. Our Alumni hold key positions in all areas of the media and communications industries and employment prospects for graduates are excellent across Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

Applicants should have industry experience in either public communications, journalism or the creative industries. They may also have academic experience in one of these fields. They should be fluent Welsh speakers. The postholder is also expected to fully engage with outreach and engagement work in secondary schools and FE colleges and with a range of employers.


• Design, deliver and evaluate teaching modules through the medium of Welsh and contribute to curriculum development as part of a T&S team

• Deliver lectures and undertake seminars, tutorials and group work through the medium of Welsh, and where appropriate, in English, and both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

• Inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students, use a range of assessment methods, and provide constructive feedback to students.

• Supervise the dissertation and project work of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

• Supply pastoral care by acting as a Personal Tutor and providing support and guidance to students.

• Play an active role in arranging and delivering our Outreach Project with secondary schools and FE colleges to encourage the uptake of Welsh-medium study. This will include the National Eisteddfod and other significant major events.


• Contribute to scholarship in your area of expertise through participation in conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums to disseminate the results of individual scholarship.

• Source, develop and contribute to Welsh language teaching and reference materials.

• Develop scholarly projects within the area of Welsh-medium public communications, journalism or creative industries, and produce associated high quality scholarly outputs.


• Engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally, 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 regional and national profile.

• Undergo personal and professional development that will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.

• Mentor colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development.

• Participate in School administration at the appropriate level, and to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world.

• 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 in public communication, journalism or the creative industries.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

2. Written and spoken Welsh of a high standard.

3 Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level or professional equivalent.

4 Demonstrate awareness of current advancements within the academic subject area.

5 Ability to design, deliver and continuously develop modules pertinent to the School’s teaching programmes.

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

6 Excellent communication skills with the ability to present 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 A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.


9 Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and teamworking

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 scholarship activities of the School.

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Job Category

Academic - Teaching & Scholarship


Grade 6

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