Back to search results

Senior Lecturer in Communications (Education & Research)

University of Exeter - College of Humanities

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £44,045 up to £51,034 per annum on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th January 2020
Closes: 27th February 2020
Job Ref: P71415

College of Humanities

This new, full-time post is available from 1st September 2020 on a permanent basis. The starting salary will be from £44,045 up to £51,034 per annum on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.

Summary of the role

The College of Humanities (Dept. of English) is about to launch a new undergraduate degree in Communications and is seeking an experienced Communications specialist to take the lead in developing the programme.

The post will include responsibility for all areas of this new initiative with an initial focus on establishing the vision for the programme and preparing it for successful launch in September 2021.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who, in addition to taking leadership in the academic area of Communications, can also contribute to teaching, research and supervision in one or more of the following areas: Film & Television Studies incl. Film Practice; Digital Humanities; Creativity / Creative Writing; Publishing.

About you

For a Senior Lecturer post you will have:

- A PhD or equivalent in Communications or a related area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
- A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
- An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
- Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
- Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
- Involvement in projects which develop impact
- A strong potential for research leadership
- A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
- Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

41 days leave per year
Options for flexible working
Numerous discounts at leading retailers
Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further Information

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Jo Gill (tel: 01392 72 5072, email:

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.

Package Details

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from University of Exeter

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge