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.

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

CFP Provincial Newspapers (UK)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Provincial Newspapers: Lessons from History
Journalism Department, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
September 8, 2017

Closing date for proposals: 1 June 2017

Papers are invited for a one-day conference on the theme of provincial, regional and local newspapers. The conference is being jointly organised by media historians from Coventry University and Liverpool John Moores University at a time when newsprint journalism has moved from the intensive care ward and obituaries are being pondered and some written. Yet local and regional journalism has been challenged before and emerged altered if not unscathed. This event will bring industry representatives and academics together to take a retrospective look at the current conundrum faced by the regional local newspaper industry in an effort to extrapolate lessons for the future.

We welcome paper proposals from all eras and nationalities, shedding new light on longstanding or recent media historical topics. We anticipate sessions of 90 minutes (20 minutes per paper plus 30 minutes of questions / discussion). It is expected that suitable papers will be developed into chapters for an edited volume on this subject for Routledge.

Themes to explore might include (but are not limited to):
*The future of the local press and local newspaper businesses
*Newspapers and regional identity
*The role of local newspapers in their communities
*Political and judicial accountability
*Economic models
*Trans-regional collaboration
*Media as political and social discourse
*Advertising
*Production and reception histories

The event is organised by Dr Guy Hodgson, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at LJMU, and Dr Rachel Matthews, Principal Lecturer in Journalism, Coventry University. In order to encourage a wide-range of papers, there will be no conference fee and lunch will be provided.

Please include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a cover sheet with a brief biographical note, your institutional affiliation (where relevant) and your contact details (including your email address). Abstracts should be sent to r.matthews AT coventry.ac.uk

Short Course on Ethnography, Language & Communication (UK)

Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication
11-15 September 2017, London

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data?

If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five day research training course.

The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc. Initiated with ESRC funding in 2007 and now based in the King’s ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, this will be our 9th ELC five-day course.

The course will be held at King’s College London from Monday to Friday, and it is taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Ben Rampton (Director), Dr Jeff Bezemer, Prof Jan Blommaert, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Julia Snell.

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. Spaces are limited, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Some funding will be available for bursaries.

U Cambridge Job Ad: Centre for Educational Dialogue Research (UK)

Research Associate (Full-time, fixed-term) or Senior Research Associate (Part-time, fixed-term)
University of Cambridge

We wish to appoint a full-time Research Associate or a part-time (0.7 FTE) Senior Research Associate to support and develop the research of the Centre for Educational Dialogue Research (CEDiR) at the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge.

The appointed researcher will work closely with Professor Rupert Wegerif to develop the research base of dialogic education at Cambridge, with particular interests in dialogic education with technology, global dialogue for peace, and classroom dialogue. A key part of the work will be pro-actively seeking funding and bid writing. In addition there will be writing articles for high impact journals and practitioner journals, and working to organise research events and animate a research community which is both local and international. You will help to develop and seek funding for projects assessing group thinking. You will also develop and seek funding for projects using the internet to promote and sustain international dialogue.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant qualitative and quantitative research training and experience. You should have a good understanding of dialogic education and some experience of related research. You should also demonstrate evidence of contributing to the development of bids and of writing for publication. For appointment as a Senior Research Associate you will have substantial experience as a Research Associate, along with proven ability to manage research groups and projects, and evidence of successful bids for research funding.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

 

 

St. Mary’s U Job Ad: Communication (UK)

Reader in Communication
St Mary’s University, Twickenham – School of Arts and Humanities
Closes: 22nd March 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University’s multidisciplinary School of Arts and Humanities at a key moment in its development. The School currently offers excellent programmes in creative arts and humanities including BAs in Acting, Screen and Film Media, History, and Creative and Professional Writing, as well as innovative postgraduate courses in Sports Journalism, Public History, Theatre Directing, and Human Trafficking.

The School is now embarking on a new phase of curriculum and research development in several areas including Communication. The person appointed will join the Communication team and contribute to the production of cutting edge research and scholarship which will underpin excellent teaching and engage effectively with the public square including industry and international audiences.

We invite applications from outstanding candidates whose research and teaching experience lie in the general field of Communication and may relate, more specifically, to areas such as strategic communication, public relations, content strategy, public or political communication, and reputation management.

You will have experience of managing projects in an HE environment and will have the enthusiasm and creative energy necessary to contribute to the development of the Communication teaching portfolio and research profile. You will have a strong publishing record, excellent student-centred teaching experience, outstanding research and industry networks, and a commitment to developing students’ creative, entrepreneurial, and ethical capacities.

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality academic and professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community where everybody is welcomed.

At St Mary’s you will not just be choosing a place of work but an inspiring and welcoming community where you will nurture and educate students to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. We place a particular emphasis on character and life skills development in the student experience.