Lecturer in Social Media

Maynooth (IE)
18 Apr 2017
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18 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University
Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of Media Studies
Lecturer in Social Media

The Department of Media Studies has nine permanent academic staff members, and offers an undergraduate degree in Media Studies and an MA in Critical and Creative Media, based on its research strengths in digital media industries, media and cultural history, production analysis, and media and social theory in a vibrant learning environment.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Social Media to begin in September 2017, for a period of 3 years. The successful applicant will contribute to our developing degree programme combining studies of broadcast and digital media from both theoretical and practical perspectives and a new MA in critical and creative media, as well as the department’s dynamic research environment. The post involves the teaching of introductory and specialized undergraduate and postgraduate modules in media and cultural studies, postgraduate supervision and administrative duties associated with teaching and other areas of departmental activity. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Media Studies or a cognate field, have a record of research and scholarship in the critical analysis of social media and a preferred experience with qualitative research methods.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard. 

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

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