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 vacancy is listed below.

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Chair in Media, Communication and Conflict

We are looking for outstanding candidates for the position of Chair in Media, Communication and Conflict. We seek applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented people who will be keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the department's national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence.

You will be an inspirational leader who, working with the head of department and leaders of our research centres, can play a key role in shaping the departmentĀ's strategic commitment to the area of media communication and conflict from either or both a contemporary and historical perspective.

You will build on the current research strengths of the department around the work of our two research institutes: the Centre for the Freedom of the Media (CFOM) and Centre for the Study of Journalism and History. You'll also be required to attract high-quality PhD students and supervise in areas relevant for the advanced study of media, communication and conflict.

We particularly welcome applications from different disciplinary perspectives of history, sociology, politics, social geography or communication.

You will be expected to make a leading contribution to research and learning and teaching. You will have an outstanding record of publications and high-impact research including an established record of research grant capture. We also see proven skills in academic leadership and management, including team building. You will have a strong grasp of how journalism education is situated and valued in a Russell Group environment, and how it is constructed within undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will make innovative contributions to the departmentĀ's ongoing curriculum developments.

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, remunerated according to the University's Professorial Pay Scheme.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020.