Assistant Professor in Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Media and Communications

Salary is competitive and not less than £53,004 per annum inclusive

This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2017

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidate will join an established and successful department, ranked first in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation and third in the QS 2016 world university rankings.

The Department is known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the field of media and communications, primarily based in the social sciences, but also open to humanities perspectives.

Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to developing critical ways to theorise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world.

We welcome applications from anywhere in the world by researchers with specialisms from anywhere within the interdisciplinary field of media, communications or cultural research.

We particularly welcome applications from those with expertise that contributes to understanding the social, political, economic and/or cultural dimensions of social and technological change in today’s complex mediated environment.

You will have (or will have obtained by the post start-date) a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will also have a proven record of outstanding research published in top journals and/or with leading book publishers, or evidence that such a record is being developed.

You will also demonstrate the ability to teach on a range of courses currently on offer within the Department of Media & Communications and to contribute to areas not currently covered.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

To apply for this post, please click here. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail or contact the recruitment team at 020 7107 5205.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 November 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 16 January 2017.

LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels: we particularly welcome applications from ethnic minorities.

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