Early Career Academic Fellow - Media, Race and Social Justice

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Early Career Academic Fellow - Media, Race and Social Justice 
Reference: T-60468486-02 
Salary Info: Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Contract Type: Fixed Term , Full-time
Faculty/Directorate: Faculty of Technology

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019. 

DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 - the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations' 17 SDGs, or Global Goals. 

Faculty / Directorate  
This post will be situated in the Leicester Media School, which is part of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. The Leicester Media School has a strong emphasis on the integration of teaching and research. We pride ourselves on creating a space where students have excellent learning opportunities. This is delivered by research active staff and media practitioners. In the last National Student Survey (NSS), the Media and Communication programme achieved an 'overall satisfaction' rating of 89 per cent. In REF 2014, we submitted the highest proportion of 'world leading' (4*) outputs to Unit of Assessment 36 in the UK. 100 per cent of our 'Impact' and 90 per cent of our 'research environment' was judged to be 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. We are a committed, enthusiastic and ambitious team, looking for a dynamic colleague to join us. 

We are looking for talented new Early Career Academic Fellows (ECAF). The scheme is for outstanding individuals who would like to develop an academic career. These are 'tenure track' positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, each ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship. 

We are seeking to emphasise and develop our research and teaching in the areas of Race/Critical Race Theory and Media and we particularly welcome applications from colleagues researching in these areas. The post will be located within the Media and Communication degree programme and the Media and Communication Research Centre (MCRC). Not only are we looking for teaching in these areas, but also the successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution to the research culture of MCRC and wider REF submission. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage and develop links with the newly established Stephen Lawrence Research Centre. 

Ideal Candidate 
Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future academic leader. Appointees will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing their research profile or practice. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to professional development opportunities. 

The closing date is 3 December 2018 and applications will be reviewed regularly to give every opportunity for all applications to be thoroughly considered. 

Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application, which includes their research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application to outline how your area of research aligns with Race, Media and Social Justice. 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity or require any further information please contact either Professor Heather Savigny (heather.savigny@dmu.ac.uk) or Dr Paul Smith (pasmith@dmu.ac.uk)  

Closing Date - 3 December 2018