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Lecturer in Journalism

City, University of London - Department of Journalism

Location: London
Salary: £38,017 to £54,131
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th April 2021
Closes: 23rd May 2021
Job Ref: 60032778


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The School of Arts & Social Sciences is an internationally excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all its dimensions. It is a large and vibrant School with around 4,200 students and over 270 staff in seven Departments: Economics, English, International Politics, Journalism, Music, Sociology and Psychology. The School aims to attract outstanding members of academic staff who will produce world-leading or internationally excellent research of benefit to society; provide innovative and exciting programmes of study; and enrich the lives and enhance the career prospects of its students.

The Department of Journalism is a leader in its field, with an unrivalled record of securing attractive employment for its graduates in both traditional and emerging journalist roles. Ranked first in London and tenth in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2021, the Department provides an academic environment for the study and practice of journalism in one of the world’s media capitals.


The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as Lecturer in Journalism to conduct world-leading or internationally excellent research and to contribute to the delivery of the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a PhD, ideally in journalism studies; a research profile indicative of their potential to produce world-leading or internationally excellent research and to make successful applications to the UKRI and other funding bodies. You will have experience of working collaboratively as part of interdisciplinary teams and be enthusiastic about supporting and mentoring students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The successful candidate will undertake administrative and management activities and the potential to undertake leadership roles in future.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 01 September 2021 or earlier by negotiation.

Closing date: 11:59pm, 23rd May 2021.

Interviews are scheduled for 11 June 2021

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Paul Lashmar, the Head of the Department of Journalism

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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