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Associate Lecturer in Data Journalism

University of Derby

Location: Derby
Salary: From £37.61 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 14th December 2022
Job Ref: 0712-22

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

Journalism and Humanities are two interlinked disciplines at University of Derby. We have a successful portfolio of Post Graduate Taught programmes which share modules. We encourage and support interdisciplinary teaching and research. MA Global Affairs and Politics is a new programme running for the first time in 2022 and MA Journalism ran for the first time in September 2021. 

Both programmes emphasise a critical understanding of the society we live in and both programmes facilitate students to undertake practical assessments. Journalism undergraduate programmes are popular and established at University of Derby. There are potential opportunities for the right person to contribute to BA Journalism, BA Football Journalism and BA Specialist Sports.

Applications are invited for an Associate Lecturer in Data Journalism and Data Science due to our growing provision we require additional expertise in within Data Journalism. As a member of Journalism team you will be responsible for planning, delivering and marking work with some potential for research supervision.

You should have direct experience of data journalism and have the ability to translate complex concepts and practices in accessible ways, either via interactive web design design or other methods of data visualisation.  You will be required to develop students practical skills and enable students to understand and apply approaches to source and interpret data for journalistic and investigative purposes.

Data is increasingly used in innovative ways to elaborate, corroborate or contextualise content in infographics or visual means to convey complex information in accessible means. Some practical awareness of this would be preferred. 

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu, Head of Discipline G.Aujla-Sidhu@derby.ac.uk

Actual hours and days will be described in a ‘Schedule of Work’.

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