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 Complete University Guide (2020). In the last Research Excellence Framework assessment, 100 per cent of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent for impact.

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 vacancy is listed below.

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Our new Lecturer in Journalism Studies will be ambitious, highly motivated, talented and keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the department’s national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. They will make a key contribution to advancing the competitive position of the department. 

They will have research expertise that will complement and strengthen our existing research profile in communication, media and journalism. This means 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 successful 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.

They will also make a major contribution to teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate 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 (new) media and digital cultures, online communities and practices and digital media and communication and information practices used both by journalists and user communities. The post connects with and complements the work of a Senior Lecturership in Digital Cultures and our professional practice team who have expertise in digital journalism.

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

We believe in the power of diversity to help us address big global challenges and aim to actively build diverse teams. We particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently underrepresented in the department, including candidates who are LGBT+ or disabled or from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

This post is full time on an open-ended contract, on a grade 8 salary of £41,526-£49,553 per annum, with potential to progress to £55,750 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

The closing date for applications is 27 April 2020.