Senior Lecturer in Journalism

University of the West of Scotland - School of Media, Culture and Society

Ayr Campus - deployment in other campuses may be required

Full Time: 35 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer in Journalism to join our team in the School of Media, Culture and Society (MCS).

MCS is a large (circa 2500 student FTEs) multidisciplinary school where the social sciences and creative and cultural industries meet. We are focused on becoming a centre of excellence in media, culture, and society education, knowledge creation and exchange. We offer a supportive and aspirational environment in which staff and students work in partnership to create societal and cultural change.

You will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to play a leading role in the on-going development of our undergraduate and post-graduate journalism portfolio.

The successful candidate will have a balance of professional and higher education experience. They will have extensive knowledge of producing news content, law, ethics and media regulation and at the forefront of the deployment of new technologies and platforms in journalism practice. The successful candidate would join a team with expertise in sports journalism, data journalism, political journalism and magazines. Expertise in these areas or others would be welcome.

You will be a highly motivated individual, passionate about your discipline and about contributing to the best possible student experience. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a successful academic career (research, enterprise and teaching) and be comfortable working both autonomously and within and across a range of teams.

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. 

The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will seek to exploit the opportunities afforded by this.
Informal enquiries may be made to:

Elizabeth McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, email, or
Anne Gifford, Assistant Dean International, email  or
Professor Derek Carson, Dean of School, on 0141-848-3983, email

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Interview date: Thursday 24th August 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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