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Lecturer in Sports Journalism

University of Salford - School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

Location: Salford
Salary: £45,584 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th June 2024
Closes: 29th June 2024
Job Ref: 2457

Opportunity Overview 

We are looking for an inspiring and enthusiastic new Lecturer to help design, deliver and lead a new undergraduate degree in Sports Journalism at the University of Salford. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to contribute to the continuing success of our Journalism subject area, based at the heart of MediaCity. 

You will have a good professional profile within journalism and excellent knowledge of current trends in sports media, as well as teaching and research experience in Higher Education. The successful candidate will work across a range of modules, build and maintain relationships in the sport and media industries, actively take part in student recruitment activities and carry out other administrative tasks appropriate to the role. You will also work with students across all levels and offer academic and pastoral support. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Act as Programme Leader for our forthcoming undergraduate degree in Sports Journalism 
  • Design and deliver teaching material across Journalism modules, especially within Sports Journalism 
  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners in the sport and media industries 
  • Undertake individual and/or collaborative research projects 
  • Act as a personal tutor to a group of students, providing academic and pastoral support 

For a full list of responsibilities, please see the job description. 

A bit about the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology 

The School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology is a leading centre for practice-based education in the creative disciplines. Through significant investment in our staff and facilities, we are strengthening our position as a centre of excellence for socially engaged teaching practice and research whose graduates are sought after as content creators and for the innovative application of creative technology, both in the creative industries and across wider sectors of the economy. We have a clear vision to become a top quartile provider of practice-based education in the creative industries, continuing to advance our standing as a destination of choice for students in the UK and internationally.  

Our £55 million New Adelphi flagship building offers top-quality specialist equipment and facilities to suit all creative requirements. We also have a campus at MediaCity, an international media hub next to prestigious media organisations such as the BBC, ITV, and Dock10, with industry-standard facilities that offer a professional environment for our staff and students. The School’s activities are organised into four Directorates, currently totalling around 4,800 students, and spanning Art and Design, Creative Technology, Film and Broadcast Media; Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History; and Performance, Music, English and Dance.  

What’s in it for you? 

Competitive salary – and excellent pension scheme. 

Generous annual leave – plus the option to buy additional days. 

Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives. 

The perks! MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. 

Wellbeing – your wellbeing is our priority. We have a wide range of dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health. 

Location and campuses - Our location sets us apart. Our Peel Park campus is unique and offers lots of green spaces. Our MediaCity campus is at the heart of one of the country's leading digital and media hubs. 

Become unstoppable, apply today! 

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