B76987A - Lecturer in Corporate Communication or Public Relations

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Arts & Cultures

Grade F: £29,301 - £38,183 per annum
Grade G: £39,324 - £46,924 per annum

The Media, Culture and Heritage (MCH) team wish to appoint a Lecturer in Corporate Communications or Public Relations to further enhance its teaching in this dynamic and rapidly growing subject area. You should have an active and growing track record in research and teaching in this field, as well as experience of Public Relations or Corporate Communications practice. You will be expected to show evidence of existing research publications, high-level engagement with your field of expertise, and a clear research trajectory that will contribute to a successful future REF (Research Excellence Framework) submission. You should have experience of both internal and external communications within a range of different organisations, either in-house or consultancy, be familiar with the present day context of the industry and the changes and challenges confronting the profession. You will further enhance the research and teaching profile of the group with expertise in any of the areas of social media and crisis communications, political communications, critical debates about media ethics and public relations.

The subject area offers the following degree programmes that you would be expected to support: BA (Hons) Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, MA Media and Journalism, MA Media and Public Relations and MA International Multi-media Journalism. The team also supervises a number of PhD students.

Further information about MCH, our taught programmes and staff research, can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/mch/.

The post is tenable from September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries concerning the position can be made to Katy McDonald, Deputy (Acting) Head of MCH katy.mcdonald@ncl.ac.uk or Darren Kelsey, Head of MCH darren.kelsey@ncl.ac.uk We welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and wish to encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups in UK higher education. Newcastle University is proud to be a member of the Athena SWAN Charter. We hold a silver institutional award recognizing employment practices which promote gender equality.

Further information about the School of Arts and Cultures and Fine Art is available on their respective web sites at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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