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Lecturer/Reader in Communication & Media

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities and CRCC at Loughborough University (where DARG is located) has two posts that would welcome applications from scholars of Language & Social Interaction.

You can find out more about the department and the wider research context on the CRCC web pages.

Do feel free to get in touch with any and all DARG members to discuss the role and application process.

The role is not specific to EM/CA, so applications should focus on the broader context outlined in the job advert, but of course there are lots of very enthusiastic EM/CA scholars here, and we would love to have more!

NB: there are two posts: one at Reader level, one at either Lecturer or Senior lecturer level:

  • Lecturer in Communication and Media (REQ230401)
  • Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media (REQ23402)
  • Reader (Associate Professor) in Communication and Media Studies (REQ23409)

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Opportunities overview
  We are looking to appoint two positions either as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Communication and Media Studies who will contribute to our excellent research culture and make a committed, innovative and collegial contribution to teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We approach media and communication as a broad field and encourage applications from any relevant specialism.  
Focus / discipline areas
  Media and Communication at Loughborough University is a top media and communication programme, ranked in the top 4 in the UK (Complete University Guide, The Times Good University Guide, and the Guardian University Guide in 2023) and in the top 100 internationally (QSS 2023). Ninety two percent of our research was ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Our research impact and Research Environment were awarded the highest possible grading in the same assessment (i.e., 100%  4 star).
We are a broad-based subject area with particular research and teaching strengths in media, memory and history, political communication, language and social interaction, and cultural analysis.  
Contact details
  For informal enquiries, please contact Professor David Deacon, Head of Division for Communication and Media:  
About the School / Additional information
  The School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough is a world leading cluster of Social Scientists and Humanities scholars. The School is ranked 1st in the UK for Criminology and 3rd for Communications and Media; in the top 10 for English, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Sociology, and Social Policy; and in the top 20 for History and Politics; according to the Guardian, Times and Complete University Guide 2023 national subject rankings.   The School is organised into five Divisions: Communication and Media; Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy; English; Geography and Environment; and, International Relations, Politics and History. In our teaching and research, we work within and across subject and disciplinary groupings addressing questions at the interface of society, culture and environment from local to global scales. From strong disciplinary foundations, we seek to develop inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives, so as to shape questions and solutions which are relevant to communities, stakeholders, policymakers and academics alike.   Our leading position is built and developed around a vibrant and collegial international community that provides an excellent environment for progressing an academic career. We recognise that a diverse workplace is a better, more successful workplace for all, and therefore we especially welcome applications from colleagues who identify as Black or from an Minoritised Ethnicity.  

Application closing date 15 May 2023.

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