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

Work with us

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 and research staff to the Department of Journalism Studies. Our current vacances are for a Lecturer and a Shorthand Tutor.

  • See below for outlines of these positions
  • Download the job vacancy brochure and About the University document for more detailed information about the posts, the department and the University of Sheffield
  • Apply online through the University's jobs portal. For help and support using the portal, please email e-recruitment@sheffield.ac.uk

More about working for the University of Sheffield Journalism Studies staff

University Teacher in Journalism

The department is seeking to recruit a specialist in media law and digital journalism to the role of University Teacher. This role will contribute across our professional practice programmes across undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels.

You will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent levels of experience and substantial current knowledge of media law, ideally across more than one platform, including digital journalism. You should also have extensive newsroom and journalistic experience as well as in-depth knowledge of court reporting. You will be expected to keep in touch with developments in journalism practice and feed them directly into your teaching. You will ideally have experience of teaching in higher education and may have, or be working towards, a postgraduate qualification in teaching.

You will have the ability to make a substantial contribution to curriculum development and be able to translate your experience into effective and innovative teaching.

Download the job vacancy brochure
[PDF, 640KB]

Download the 'About the University' document
[PDF, 567KB]

Apply for this job online
Search for ref. no. UOS023202

Closing date: 12 August 2019

Shorthand Tutor

This role will contribute across our professional practice programmes at both undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. Working as part of a team, the Shorthand Tutor will develop learning resources to assist students with theory and speed tests available online and to prepare them for external exams set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent levels of experience and substantial recent or current experience in journalism. They will have previous experience of teaching shorthand to both small and large groups of students, preferably in higher education. They will also have the ability to make a substantial contribution to curriculum development, carrying out course evaluations and processing student feedback, and be able to translate their experience into effective and innovative teaching.

This post is on an open-ended basis at 0.6fte hours for 41 weeks, from the beginning to the end of the academic year (September to June).

Download the job vacancy brochure
[PDF, 634KB]

Download the 'About the University' document
[PDF, 567KB]

Apply for this job online
Search for ref. no. UOS023108

Closing date: 29 July 2019