Professor/Reader in Media & Communication

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
19 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Music, Humanities & Media
Professor/Reader in Media & Communication (up to 3 posts)
Competitive remuneration package
Permanent, Full Time
Ref: R3408

The Department of Media, Journalism and Film at the University of Huddersfield seeks to appoint scholars  who are world-leading in research and teaching. You will significantly advance the Department’s ambitious programme of expansion and its strategic goals of international excellence and leadership in the study of digital media and culture.

We welcome applications from scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

•    Internet Studies
•    Digital Methods
•    Quantitative Methodologies
•    Participatory and Social Media
•    Audience, Fan and Media Use Studies
•    Media Work and Industries
•    Digital Journalism and Political Communication
•    Advertising, Promotion and Promotional Culture
•    Screen Studies
•    Media Sport

The Department is committed to internationalisation and encourages applications from candidates able to examine such areas in their local and global contexts and a proven record of international collaboration. 

The Department is also home to the University’s newly formed Centre for Participatory Culture The Centre explores practices, motivations and manifestations of participation and the social, cultural, political, technological and economic premises and consequences of media convergence and participatory engagements. You will benefit from the Centre’s collaborative research culture and will be expected to significantly advance the work of the Centre conceptually, methodologically and empirically. The School of Music, Humanities and Media is a research intensive school, reflected in recent successes including a very strong REF2014 performance, significant income generation and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work in contemporary music. You will further the School’s position as a centre of excellence for research in the humanities and creative industries by undertaking world leading research and impact work, and through the generation of substantive research and enterprise income. You will also offer research leadership and mentoring to early career researchers. 

The University has been recognised as a gold-rated institution in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is committed to highest standards in the generation and dissemination of knowledge. Our Department is home to an exciting and newly revised portfolio of undergraduate programmes   including Media Studies; Creative Media & Production; Media, Promotional and Advertising; Sports, Broadcast and Music Journalism; and Film Studies – a Masters in Participatory Culture and Social Media, and doctoral programmes in Media and Communication as well as Fan Studies. You will contribute to the delivery, management and development of these programmes and be able to evidence highest standards of teaching and capacity to engage and inspire diverse student cohorts. 

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Professor Cornel Sandvoss (, Head of Department of Media, Journalism and Film.

For further details about this post and to make an application please visit

Closing Date: 7 May 2018
Interview Date: w/c 11 June 2018

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