U Essex Job Ad: Media & Social Theory

Lecturer in Media and Social Theory
University of Essex – Department of Sociology
Closes: June 6, 2017

The Department of Sociology is one of the founding departments of the University of Essex and offers a stimulating and supportive environment for the pursuit of teaching and research. It is currently ranked 27 in the QS World Rankings and has been in the top ten for the quality of its research in all the research assessment exercises since 1986.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Media and Social Theory to strengthen our research and teaching in this field. Applicants are invited who can bridge core sociological and social theory and more recent currents in media and cultural theory. Applicants will contribute to teaching across our core sociological analysis modules and to the degree BA Communications and Digital Media. They should have expertise in a substantive field of research and a publication plan for future REF programmes.

As a lecturer in Media and Social Theory, you will require a PHD in Sociology or an allied field and have experience in teaching at Undergraduate level in this field.

The candidate will also have high quality research and publication skills, the capacity to design, deliver and assess undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Digital Media/ Culture and Sociology and be able to engage and motivate students.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Goldsmiths Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London – Department of Media and Communications

The Department of Media and Communications seeks a temporary appointment to teach across our UG and MA curriculum. The appointed person will teach convene the BA Anthropology and Media, teach two modules on social theory and media rituals and deliver undergraduate learning and dissertation support.

Please note this post is fixed term from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.

London School of Economics Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

LSE Fellow – Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Media & Communications
Closes: June 7, 2017

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

This is a fixed term appointment for 13 months

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidates will join an established and successful department which graduates 260 MSc students a year and which was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to critically assessing claims about ways to theorise and empirically research mediated relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world.

You will contribute to the core teaching of the Department and in addition to lecturing and class/seminar teaching, you will act as Academic Adviser to MSc students and supervise their dissertations. You will be expected to make an active contribution to the research culture of the Department. You will also be asked to undertake administrative tasks in the Department or School.

We particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in teaching on our core course MC4M1/M2 Methods of Research in Media and Communications. Interest in teaching on the MSc Media & Communications (Media & Communication Governance) programme is also strongly welcomed.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline by the post start date (1st September 2017).

 

City, University of London Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media)
City, University of London – School of Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Sociology

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 is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

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 autumn 2017.

Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.

Interview date: 19th June 2017.

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 is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

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 autumn 2017.
Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.
Interview date: 19th June 2017.

Richmond (the American International University in London) Job Ad: First Year Studies (UK)

Assistant/Associate Professor of First Year Studies
Closing date: Sunday, 4 June 2017

Richmond, The American International University in London, is seeking to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor of First Year Studies to teach, develop, and oversee the courses Transitions I & II As Richmond is an international university with students from over 100 countries and has a distinct intercultural mission, an international outlook and experience of both US and UK systems of higher education would be a distinct advantage. The appointment would begin in September 2017.

An MA or PhD in a related field and an active research record supported by publications or with demonstrable potential to develop such a record to complement and enhance the current research within the department, are desirable.

Appointment will be made at Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and with a salary commensurate with teaching and practical experience in the field. Referees will be contacted prior to shortlisted candidates being invited for interview and applicants will be notified of this in advance. Applications for more than one of these three advertised positions are welcome.

The Assistant/Associate Professor of First Year Studies will be required to work primarily at the Richmond Campus, but may be required to work at the Kensington Campus, as teaching and administrative workloads demand.

Richmond is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts and business studies University. It is accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in the UK by The Open University.

Chinese U Hong Kong, Shenzen Job Ad: General Education (China)

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“University”) is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world class research university with strong Chinese cultural influence. It is committed to nurturing high end talents with global perspective, Chinese tradition and social responsibility.

The University is featured with an international learning environment, a bilingual teaching pedagogy, a collegiate system, general education courses, multidisciplinary programmes and a student-centered educational philosophy.

Post Specification
Applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. degree in humanities or social science (including but not limited to anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, and sociology); (ii) interest and preferably experience in teaching the humanities or social science as general education subjects at tertiary level; (iii) proficiency in Chinese and/or English; and (iv) the ability to handle classic texts in the humanities. A proven record of teaching excellence and experience in leading small group seminars would be an advantage.

The appointee will be responsible for (a) teaching a general education course on “In Dialogue with Humanity” and other relevant general education courses; (b) designing e-learning materials; and (c) assisting in curriculum development and administrative assignments.

The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year of 2017-18.

National U Singapore Job Ad: Communications & New Media

Professor and Head of Department at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences and stands among the top Communication and Media Studies departments both in Asia and globally. Its teaching and research strengths are in the areas of Art, Game, and Media Design; Human-Computer Interaction; Critical Cultural Communication Theories in/of Asia; Critical Communication Methodologies; New Media and Public Engagement; Health Communication; Communication Management; Communication and Social Change; Communication and Technology; and Media Effects. The Department comprises an international mix of 27 faculty members; in terms of students, the department has over 600 undergraduate majors and some 53 graduate students.

The Department is poised to continue its growth trajectory, building its global research profile in interactive media design, health communication, communication management, 21C artforms and critical network culture, and new media studies while maintaining its strong commitment to an undergraduate education embedded in theory-practice linkages. This appointment is for a tenured position; a competitive remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience, can be expected.

We seek candidates who meet the following criteria:

-an international research reputation based on an established track record in research and publication;
-a strong desire to develop and implement a vision for a dynamic Department of Communications and New Media;
-a strong understanding of the disciplinary trends in Communication Studies, New Media Studies, and Interaction Design;
-a deep interest in nurturing the potential of young faculty and attracting quality faculty members and graduate students to the department;
-a commitment to building a culture of grant getting and fund raising in research;
-excellent communication skills and dedication to academic excellence and collegiality; and
-proven administrative and management skills, with leadership qualities in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment (experience in departmental or university leadership positions and an understanding of different institutional contexts are preferred).

The Department Head is expected to provide visionary leadership, direct strategic planning, encourage strong scholarship, grow the department’s social impact, guide curricular revision, and promote excellent teaching. Administratively, the Head will oversee all personnel matters, manage the department budget and cultivate collaborative relationships with other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University, and beyond. They will also be expected to teach a half-load of modules (as compared to other tenure track colleagues).

U Leeds job Ad: Media & Communication (UK)

Associate Professor in Media and Communication
University of Leeds – School of Media and Communication
Deadline: May 11, 2017

Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in media and communication studies? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in cultural production and media policy, international communication, journalism studies, political communication, visual media, and digital cultures?

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The School seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Media and Communication to join us from September 2017. You will have a PhD in media and communication studies and a strong record of research, with a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence. You will be a committed teacher and outstanding communicator able to contribute to teaching and administrative activities in media and communication, including programme leadership.

We especially welcome applications from candidates with research or teaching interests in race and media, promotional culture, or quantitative methods.

Oxford Brookes U Job Ad: International Relations (UK)

Reader in International Relations
Oxford Brookes University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University wishes to appoint a full-time Reader in International Relations. As part of an expansion of the International Relations and Politics programme, we are seeking applicants in any area of International Relations whose research and teaching interests complement existing strengths in the International Relations and Politics programme. The post holder will contribute to the leadership of research in International Relations, having published monographs and/or articles in leading peer-reviewed outlets and developed funding bids. The post holder will teach modules in their own area of specialism and contribute to other teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level on modules available to International Relations and Politics students, and will take an active role in the enhancement of quality in teaching.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing national and international recognition in the peer community through a sustained programme of research and/or knowledge exchange activity
  • Teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Supervising and examining PhD students
  • Developing programme and course proposals, shaping and influencing curriculum development and innovations in teaching practice
  • Mentoring less experience staff, contributing to the development of teams and individuals and providing advice on career development

You should have:

  • A PhD in International Relations or closely related discipline
  • Experience of initiating, developing and delivering high quality research and publishing articles of international standing
  • Demonstrable ability to teach International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Research and teaching interests that complement existing strengths in the International Relations and Politics programme

CU International College Beijing Job Ad: Communication Instructor

MEDIA LEARNING LAB DIRECTOR and COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTOR for the International College Beijing

The University of Colorado Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2017. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a Communication generalist who can also direct the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory.

About the ICB:
Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University (CAU) and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more.

Job Description:
In addition to the teaching roles described below, we seek a candidate who can fulfill the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a facility serving the entire ICB program, where students learn how to analyze and produce a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to: 1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras; 2) be conversant with the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple’s Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources; and 4) be an enthusiastic facilitator of the student projects produced in this Learning Lab. Fulfilling this role will count as part of the Instructor’s service component to the Department.

In addition to directing the Media Learning Lab, the teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (4 in fall and 3 in spring). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses, such as Communication and Citizenship, Global Communication, Communication and Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, and Media Writing Skills.

Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and their home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 15 weeks long; semester start dates are based on the lunar calendar with fall semesters beginning early to mid-September, and spring semesters beginning in mid-January to early-February.

Qualifications
An M.A. in Communication is required; a Ph.D. in Communication or closely allied field is preferred. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Details: CU Careers, job posting 09254