Job offer in london Assistant Professor in Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science

This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2018

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidate will join an established and successful department, ranked first in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation and third in the QS 2016 world university rankings.

The Department is 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. You will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.

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. 

Candidates will have (or will have obtained by the post start-date) a PhD in media and communications or closely related fields. Candidates must demonstrate research excellence and a proven commitment to the advancement of critical, reflexive theory and empirical research in the field of media and communications and the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world. Candidates will also have a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential, to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in media and communications, or evidence that such a record is being developed. Candidates will also have a well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.

Candidates will also demonstrate the ability to teach on a range of courses currently on offer within the Department of Media and Communications and to contribute to areas not currently covered.

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.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post, please go to you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email the Head of the Department, Professor Robin Mansell (

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 October 2017 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 11 December 2017.


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