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Professor of Journalism

City, University of London - School of Arts and Social Sciences

Location: London
Salary: From £65,611 Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th September 2022
Closes: 21st October 2022
Job Ref: SASS00142

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. During this period 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.

Background

The new School of Communication and Creativity brings together bring together our renowned Department of Journalism with the Departments of Media, Culture and Creative Industries and Performing Arts. The School will support and develop the next generation of practitioners to work across the cultural, creative, heritage and media sectors. We will offer a range of new and existing practice-based degrees in publishing, creative writing, journalism, creative industries, music, theatre, sound, media and communication. The School is committed to building links for internships and employment pathways with the sectors through practice-based and collaborative learning.

The Journalism Department at City, University of London has been a leader in its field since 1976, with an unrivalled record of getting graduates into the best jobs in journalism. The Department is ranked number one in the UK for studying media and communications (Complete University Guide 2023) and number one in the UK for graduate prospects in media and communication (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

Responsibilities

We are seeking to hire a Professor of Journalism to play a key role in the leadership of the department, and to help educate the next generation of journalists. The successful candidate will contribute to the strategic leadership of the department, mentoring new staff, and delivering world class education.

Person Specification

We are seeking a nationally or internationally renowned journalist, with a sustained career of accomplishments in journalism, recognised by awards or senior positions. You will have experience managing or leading significant change, together with experience – or strongly demonstrated potential – to develop and deliver excellent teaching and assessment. You will demonstrate strategic thinking about the future of journalism, with the ability to help evolve our curricula to continue to meet the changing needs of industry. This includes both the traditional curricula, and the development of new short courses, or training programmes.

The successful candidate must have a genuine commitment to teaching excellence – and an interest in providing creative, engaging learning opportunities for students.

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 1 January 2023.

Closing date: 21st October 2022 at 11:59pm.

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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