Job offer available in Scotland Lectureship in Journalism (Broadcast) (0.5) at University of Stirling

University of Stirling – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Post Details
Location: Stirling Campus                             

The Post

The University wishes to fill a part-time (0.5) open-ended position beginning on 1 September 2017 (or by mutual agreement). The postholder will provide academic subject leadership at lecturer level teaching on core and optional modules in Journalism Studies and other programmes within Communications, Media and Culture. The division offers pathways in Journalism, Film and Media and Digital Media.

The appointment is designed to enhance the level and quality of practice-based learning in journalism studies, providing professional and industry credibility to our offer. The focus of the post will be on broadcast journalism – primarily radio. The ideal candidate will also have print, magazine or online experience, and be capable to contributing to a wide range of journalism modules.

The postholder will energise practice-led teaching, allowing students to develop skills in writing and reporting for broadcast media, primarily radio, and online platforms, including podcasting. The division is committed to embedding employability skills within the curriculum, and will particularly welcome candidates with strong links to industry.

In addition to providing teaching on existing modules, and helping shape them to embrace skills in reporting and writing for broadcast platforms, the postholder will also develop the University’s offering in dedicated modules designed to prepare students for a broadcast career. These modules will be delivered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Communications, Media and Culture is recognised for its strong track record in video and radio production, primarily in factual programme making. The postholder will be expected to build close links with colleagues in production and, where appropriate, contribute to their successful undergraduate programmes, as well as a planned Masters in Factual Television Development and Production.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Abiliity to develop industry-focused modules in broadcast journalism.
  • Hands-on experience of news, news production, reporting, writing and editing.
  • The ability to build and sustain links with industry.
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