Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool U Job Ad: Media & Communications (China)

Job adsLecturer/Associate Professor Position in Media and CommunicationsXi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University – School of Film & Television Arts

Applications are invited for a position in the new School of Film and TV Arts, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China. Deadline: July 17, 2017

The successful applicant will have a PhD, and be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Applicants should have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Applicants are expected to be able to teach in English, the language of instruction at the university. The successful appointee will be expected to teach; to undertake research in their area of specialisation; and to participate in the administration and development of the School of Film and TV Arts.

The School runs programmes in Communications, Digital Media, and Film and TV Production. Established in 2016 the School is new and growing rapidly. The School seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Associate Professor in Media and Communications with teaching to start in September 2017. The successful candidate will provide teaching across the department and will contribute in particular to the MSc in Media and Communications.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has 10,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English.

 

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.

London School of Economics Job Ads: Media & Comm (UK)

Professor in Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Media and Communications
Closes:  24th October 2016

Applications are invited for the post of full Professor in the Department of Media and Communications.

LSE’s Department of Media and Communications has expanded rapidly since its formation in 2003 and is internationally known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the field of media and communications, primarily based in the social sciences, but also open to humanities perspectives. The Department was ranked first in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework and third in the QS 2016 world university rankings.

As the field of media and communications continues to transform and expand rapidly, we wish to appoint an outstanding academic with a track-record of critical and reflexive research and a strong intellectual vision for the field’s future development. We welcome applications from anywhere in the world by researchers with specialisms from anywhere within the interdisciplinary field of media, communications or cultural research. We particularly welcome applications from those with expertise that contributes to understanding the social, political, economic and/or cultural dimensions of social and technological change in today’s complex mediated environment.

The successful candidate will not only be capable of contributing to the Department’s research leadership but also to its teaching and strategic planning and its commitment to equity and fairness. S/he will be available to act as Head of Department by 1 September 2017, after the current Head of Department, Professor Nick Couldry, steps down at the end of his term.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

To apply for this post, please click here. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail hr.jobs[at]lse.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 October 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 12 December 2016.

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Assistant Professor in Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Media and Communications
Closes: 10th November 2016

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to developing critical ways to theorise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world. We welcome applications from anywhere in the world by researchers with specialisms from anywhere within the interdisciplinary field of media, communications or cultural research. We particularly welcome applications from those with expertise that contributes to understanding the social, political, economic and/or cultural dimensions of social and technological change in today’s complex mediated environment.

You will have (or will have obtained by the post start-date) a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will also have a proven record of outstanding research published in top journals and/or with leading book publishers, or evidence that such a record is being developed.

You will also demonstrate the ability to teach on a range of courses currently on offer within the Department of Media & Communications and to contribute to areas not currently covered.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

To apply for this post, please click here. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail hr.jobs[at]lse.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 November 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 16 January 2017.

LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels: we particularly welcome applications from ethnic minorities.

Coventry U job ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Senior Lecturer in Media & Communications
Coventry University – Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Closes: 28th February 2016

Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, design and media, Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with profile across the globe and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years.

The Department of Media has a long-sustained reputation for innovation and enjoys a rising profile. It has established a highly distinctive ‘Open Media’ approach towards its teaching, research and professional practice and offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering media and communications, journalism, media production and photography. This post underpins this ethos and the enhancement of teaching and learning activities in the Department of Media.

We are seeking an academic with an established profile in a distinctive field within Media & Communications, to join our thriving, innovative course. You should hold a doctorate in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience and be able to relate the key debates framing the transformation and location of media in contemporary culture to teaching contexts. In addition, you must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment. Experience of education innovation would be advantageous.

You will undertake teaching assessment and curriculum development on the BA in Media and Communication and the MA Communication Culture and Media courses, with a particular focus on emerging forms of Media, communication and cultural practice and its theoretical analysis. You must have capabilities in utilising web/mobile/networked and social media platforms for academic purposes.

With a strong track record of research/scholarship (contributing to REF, and subsequent evaluations), you will have engaged actively in research, publication, income generation and/or professional practice in recent critical/theoretical approaches to new forms of media and mediated cultures. Preferably you will have expertise in new modes of theoretical analysis: e.g. post-humanism / post-cultural studies, ANT, New/ Post-materialism. As well as one or more of the following: everyday and presume media practices; digital, connected, mobile and smart media/cultures; media activism / activism and participatory cultures; emerging regimes of ownership and control; globalised / transcultural media; Urban, excluded, marginal and precarious social cultures; emergent creative/media industries, social enterprise, third sector; big data/information critique, ethics, privacy-security.

You will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with pedagogic development – those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE and/or secure HEA fellowship; and you must have a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Dr Shaun Hides, Head of Media.