Professor in Media and Politics

University of Leeds

United Kingdom


Are you an outstanding academic with passion and enthusiasm for your research? Do you want to be part of a thriving media and communication school in a Russell Group University? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior leadership position? 

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a vibrant and highly ranked department with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We are ranked in the top three in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) and 22nd in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject). In the 2014 REF exercise we were placed in the top ten departments in the UK with 82% of our research judged to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

We are looking to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor to join us to provide leadership across the range of the School’s activities. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the School’s research and teaching activities and work with colleagues to build on the School’s reputation for excellence in political communication. We are seeking applicants who can contribute to world-leading research on the relationship between the media and politics, broadly conceived. This may include (but is not limited to): the relationships between communication and political attitudes/behaviour; the civic roles of the media; emerging technologies and forms of political participation; and the significance of news for politics and civil society. 

The School is keenly interested in diversifying its staff and welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in media and communication, including but not limited to ethnic minorities.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Kate Nash, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4443, email:

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