FIE offers unrivalled, life-changing study abroad programmes for US undergraduate students in the UK, Ireland and Spain. We create active educational experiences that expand minds, foster cultural intelligence and open up exciting future opportunities. We are a values-driven community, invested in making a difference. We advance sustainable thinking, enabling students to positively impact their community, society and the wider world.

FIE London is currently seeking to contract qualified, enthusiastic, and confident sessional instructors to teach an undergraduate course in Media in Britain in the 2022 Fall semester.

The ideal instructor will have a relevant postgraduate degree, doctorate preferred, in a directly related field and have experience of teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience teaching American undergraduates at a range of levels is preferred as FIE classes are delivered to undergraduates from a variety of institutions, predominantly American universities. Faculty are responsible for all aspects of course preparation, teaching, and assessment.

FIE’s courses are designed so that students can actively participate in their host country’s culture. All courses are supported by co-curricular activities (field trips, site visits, guest speakers, interactive experiences) that foster community connection and understanding. By discovering and experiencing knowledge beyond the classroom students shape their own perspective of the world. Anyone who teaches for us must be willing and eager to use the location of London in creative ways, incorporating experiential components as part of their teaching delivery strategy.

This course offers a broad-based introduction to mass media as they have developed in Britain during the past 75 years. Students study the development and the content of British mass media and how they have impacted the interconnected world wide web of cinema, print, broadcasting, and social media that is now a part of all our daily lives.

The course surveys the particular British traditions and practice that have determined broadcasting (television and radio), the press (national newspapers and magazines), advertising, cinema, and convergent digital media via the Internet. At the same time there is a vital and a continuing relationship between the media and British society. Broadcasting in Britain is often consciously used to mediate social change for its audience and in ways that are much more direct than is the case in the United States.

A course outline is available to download here.

Hours for course: 42 contact hours, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 1 to 5 pm.
Pay for this course: £3450
Term dates: 5 September – 21 October 2022
Closing date for applications: ASAP
Interviews will take place in London on a rolling basis.

This is a sessional fixed term contract for services and not employment. Candidates must be registered, or be able to register, as self-employed in the UK. Those on a VISA may not be eligible for self-employment.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter (detailing your teaching philosophy and background) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information on FIE please visit our website: http://www.fie.org.uk/

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