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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

University of Sheffield - Department of Journalism Studies

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: UOS030227
 

G8 Lecturer: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum. Potential to progress to £56,587 per annum through sustained contribution.

G9 Senior Lecturer: £53,348 - £60,022 per annum. Potential to progress to £69,557 per annum through sustained contribution.

The Department of Journalism Studies is one of the major journalism research and teaching establishments in Europe. Our staff are drawn from journalism practice and academia and are complemented by an excellent and dedicated professional services team who support education, research and the management and administration of the school.

We are committed to a research and teaching programme that takes an increasingly interdisciplinary approach to the fields of journalism, politics, communication and digital media. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework judged the department’s research environment as of world leading quality and that our research has significant impact in the outside world. 

We seek applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the department’s national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. You will make a key contribution to advancing the competitive position of the Department as well as contributing to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates with research expertise that will complement and strengthen our existing research profile in communications, media and journalism. You will have a research interest in the factual news media and a background in any one of the following disciplinary fields:  sociology, politics, law, social geography, history, cultural studies, anthropology, social psychology or communication studies. We particularly welcome applicants whose research focuses on areas relating to digital/social media audiences and the information and communication practices used both by journalists and user communities, as well as digital media regulation.

You must be keen to contribute to the department’s Communication, Media and Journalism research group as well as be open to collaborating with colleagues in the department and more widely across the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University.

You will make a major contribution to the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, with the potential to take the lead on programme coordination, and module co-ordination and development. We would particularly welcome applicants that will be able to contribute to our MA courses in Global Journalism and International Public and Political Communication in the areas of (new) media and digital cultures, online communities and practices, digital journalism studies, digital media and communication and information practices used both by journalists and user communities.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have an established research profile evidenced through publications in high quality international peer reviewed journals. You should make clear in your application how your research will contribute to the department’s research environment and how you can contribute to its teaching portfolio. Further information about the department and its activities can be found on its web pages at www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism

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