Senior Lectureship in Journalism Studies

University of Stirling

Closing date: 11 June 2017

The Post

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities seeks to appoint within the Division of Communications, Media & Culture (CMC) an expert on Journalism Studies. The post requires expertise in theoretical approaches to journalism including appropriate research methodologies such as content analysis, framing, discourse analysis or comparative media systems analysis. The Division has a number of staff skilled at the teaching of production, video, digital systems and the practical side of journalism. This post, however, will be required to deliver the more theoretical modules (Journalism and Society; The Language of News) that ground our students in the critical thinking that, together with their practical skills, make them so attractive to employers in the media industry and beyond and which are the hallmark of the Stirling education. The post is also a research active one that requires the production and publication of high quality work and the generation of subject area-appropriate research funding in keeping with our ambitious expectations for REF2020.

The university's Strategic Plan 2016-19 sets out our ambitions to grow in terms of postgraduate numbers and research income generation, to increase partnerships and external engagement, and to further develop internationalisation across all our operations. In accordance with that strategic ambition, the appointee will make a significant contribution to our taught programmes, developing international recruitment and forging new international partnerships.

Furthermore, the appointee will be expected to recruit and supervise postgraduate research students in their field of expertise, and to assume administrative duties as prescribed by the Head of Division.

Description of Duties

The successful candidate will:

  • Produce research outputs in the field of Journalism Studies at an appropriate level for inclusion in REF.
  • Develop an ambitious research agenda in the field of Journalism Studies that can result in research income capture at an appropriate level.
  • Recruit and supervise research postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to undergraduate core modules in Journalism Studies and develop research-led optional modules attractive to undergraduate students.
  • Supervise undergraduate dissertations in Journalism Studies and in Film and Media.
  • Contribute to teaching and dissertation supervision at Masters level.
  • Assume administrative duties as prescribed by the Head of the Division as deemed appropriate to the grade and level of experience.

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