Mark Bradley and Dr Irini Katsirea, staff at the Department of Journalism Studies

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The Department of Journalism Studies is widely recognised as a UK leader for teaching and research in our field. We are rated number 1 in the UK by the Guardian university league tables (2019). In the last Research Excellence Framework assessment, 100 per cent of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent for impact.

Likewise, the University of Sheffield has been placed by the Sunday Times among Britain's 100 best non-profit organisations to work for, for three consecutive years. A remarkable 94 per cent of staff say they are proud to work for the University.

In response to increased student numbers and the changing nature of the media, we are often looking to recruit new teaching, research and professional services staff to the Department of Journalism Studies. Our current vacancies are listed below.

More about working for the University of Sheffield Journalism Studies staff


We welcome applications from high-quality candidates with research expertise which will complement and strengthen our existing research profile in communications, media and journalism. The successful applicant will have a research interest in the factual news media and a background in any one of the following disciplinary fields: sociology, politics, law, social geography, history, cultural studies, anthropology, social psychology or communication studies.

The candidate must be keen to contribute to the department's Communication, Media and Journalism research group as well as be open to collaborating with colleagues in the department and more widely across the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University.

The successful applicant will make a major contribution to teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, with the potential to take the lead on programme co-ordination, and module co-ordination and development. We would particularly welcome applicants who will be able to contribute to our MA courses in Global Journalism and International Public and Political Communication in the areas of media freedom and public communication. Experience of teaching media campaigns would be advantageous, although not essential.

Applicants should make clear how their research will contribute to the department's research environment and how they can contribute to its teaching portfolio.

This post is full time on an open-ended contract. The closing date for applications is 2 October 2019.