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Lecturer, Advertising and Public Relations - Part time (0.5fte), Permanent

Edinburgh Napier University

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

The expansion of the Mass Communications suite of programmes at Edinburgh Napier means that our programme team is growing. We are looking to appoint a 0.5fte Lecturer who will be responsible for contributing to our Mass Communications suite, with a teaching/research specialism in advertising and public relations.

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) Mass Communications, Advertising & Public Relations programme has been running, under different degree names, continuously for over 25 years (existing as a HND and an Ordinary degree prior to that).  The degree programme has been an Approved Programme by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for over 10 years and is also accredited by the Public Relations and Communications Association.  We are a top 5 UK modern university for Communication and Media Studies (2nd of 55) - Complete University Guide 2020. We also deliver our Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations partner in Hong Kong with our partner HKUSpace.

Mass Communications 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.

The role

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Lecturer with a doctorate and significant industry experience, and demonstrable recent teaching expertise. You will have an innovative and collaborative approach to teaching and research and be able to demonstrate expertise across mass communications with a specialism in advertising and public relations.

If successful, you will be working with a small and highly dedicated Mass Communications 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 teaching, supporting and assessing students, supervising Mass Communications projects and dissertations, contributing to curriculum planning and development, and engaging in research and scholarly activity.

Who we are looking for

You will hold a doctoral level qualification with demonstrable experience within a professional or industrial standing.

  • Experience of and interest in advertising and public relations in an international context.
  • Strong network of industry contacts.
  • Relevant teaching experience supported by a strong, relevant research or professional profile.

If this opportunity is of interest please click here for the full job description.

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.

Further Information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

  • Closing date: 18 May 2021
  • 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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