Professor in Media and Communications

London (GB)
15 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Media and Communications

Professor in Media and Communications

Salary is competitive and not less than £84,754 per annum inclusive

This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2017

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 or contact the recruitment team at 020 7107 5205.

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.

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