Lecturer in Media & Communications

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
23 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Media & Communications

School: Journalism (
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category    Academic
Reports To    Head of School
Salary Range:    Grade 7 £35,550 - £38,833               Grade 8 £39,992 - £49,149
FTE:    1 (35 hours/week)
Reference No:  95245
Grade: 7/8
Contract Type:  Open Contract
Closing Date  Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The School of Humanities is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on key issues in historical and contemporary culture.  Communications, media and journalism at Strathclyde is expanding at postgraduate and undergraduate level, and we are seeking to appoint a new lecturer to join our team within the School of Humanities.    

The successful candidate will make a substantial contribution to the design, delivery and assessment of the MLitt in Media and Communication, as well as contributing to the MLitt in Digital Journalism and the BA (Hons) programme, teaching a range of classes in the theory and practice of communication at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The postholder will supervise research students and will take an active part in the School’s vibrant, collaborative research culture, including making a contribution to the forthcoming REF.  

Applicants will have a good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. The successful candidate will have a body of published research in high quality publications, demonstrating standards of excellence.  They will have evidence of the ability to secure research funding, as well as experience of contributing to grant applications. 

Applicants will demonstrate research interests consistent with the strategic direction of the School and have the ability to disseminate results in a variety of ways, including conference presentations and peer reviewed publications.

Applicants will demonstrate relevant teaching experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills. . Applications from candidates with experience in teaching and/or the ability to teach international media and communications are desirable, however applications are invited from all relevant research fields.  

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website 
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Michael Higgins, Senior Lecturer,  Email:, telephone 0141 444 8320.

Formal interviews for this post will likely be held on Thursday, 7 December 2017.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.