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Lecturer in Journalism - Full time, Permanent

Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2021
Closes: 18th May 2021

The journalism department at Edinburgh Napier University is seeking a new full-time lecturer to join its dedicated team.  We are looking for someone who combines a media industry background with experience in academic research and teaching.  In the most recent University Guardian League table, our Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations area was ranked in the top 10 across all UK Universities.

About Us

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

The BA (Hons) Journalism and MA Journalism Programmes have an emphasis on employability and industry-led professional teaching. Our programmes reflect the recent changes within the media industries - particularly around new methods of audience engagement and tailored content for online and mobile platforms.

Journalism sits within the School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI) drawing on a number of different disciplines. You will be based at our Merchiston Campus, located in the beautiful and historic heart of Morningside, Edinburgh. To find more information about SACI please click here.

We seek a creative academic to join us in delivering our vision for Journalism: someone who continues to push the boundaries of excellence in teaching, research and practice.

The role

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer with a doctorate and significant industry experience. A background in the magazine industry would be beneficial and we would expect candidates to have experience at creating multimedia, digital content for online platforms. Applicants should have an innovative and collaborative approach to teaching and research and be able to demonstrate expertise of recent technical and editorial developments within the media industries.

If successful, you will join a highly dedicated Journalism team to develop, design and deliver high-quality, student-centred teaching and learning, which reflects our focus on professional communication, our research expertise and our international outlook.

This will involve practical and theoretical teaching, supporting and assessing students, supervising journalism projects and dissertations, contributing to curriculum planning and development, and engaging in research and scholarly activity.

To view the full job description please click here.

Who we are looking for:

Essential Skills and experience:

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of working as a journalist in the media industries
  • Working knowledge of DTP software
  • Teaching in a Higher Education environment
  • A strong academic research profile.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • A professional background in the magazine industry
  • Experience of using InDesign and Photoshop in a professional context
  • Practical expertise in creating digital, multimedia content for online and mobile platforms.

Benefits we offer

  • Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)

We offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. More information can be found here.

Further Information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

  • Closing date: 18th May 2021 (Midnight GMT)
  • Interview date: TBC

To apply, please complete our online application form and attach an up to date copy of your CV

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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