Professor of Media and Communication

University of Leeds School of Media and Communication

United Kingdom

Professor of Media and Communication

Are you a leading scholar of media and communication? Are you an experienced academic leader interested in supporting and mentoring early career researchers?  

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We are ranked in 4th in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2022) and 22nd in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework 86% of our research was judged to be either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

The School seeks to appoint a Professor of Media and Communication to join us from August 2023. You will be a leader in the field of media and communication, with a strong record of research, and a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence in research, student education, and academic leadership. You will be a committed teacher and outstanding communicator able to contribute to teaching and administrative activities in media and communication. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise that will enhance or complement our existing strengths in cultural production and media policy; international communication; journalism studies; political communication; and visual and digital cultures.

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

Professor Kristyn Gorton, Head of the School of Media and Communication

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of Media and Communication
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 10
Salary: Competitive salary
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday 12 February 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: AHCMC1093

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