Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Location
Galway
Salary
€66,035 to €91,242 p.a.
Posted
21 April 2017
Closes
01 June 2017
Sector
Education
Position / level
Professional
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a full-time permanent Senior Lectureship in Journalism, located in the discipline of English within the School of Humanities. The appointee will teach, research and lead the development of English-language journalism programmes. She or he will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following strategic development areas in English: publishing studies, digital cultures, non-fiction writing. Applicants should be able to demonstrate journalistic experience and familiarity with the journalism profession, and the capacity to apply these in an academic setting.

Journalism at NUI Galway

Journalism studies is located within the discipline of English in the School of Humanities. We currently run an MA in Journalism and BA Connect with Journalism, as well as offering option modules in journalism and media studies within the English undergraduate curriculum. The University now seeks to develop its journalism programmes to meet the new demands and trends in the journalistic and media professions. The post-holder will be expected to take a leadership role in this development.

The post-holder will be a member of the discipline of English. English is the largest discipline in the School of Humanities, with around 1200 undergraduates, 60 MA students and 30 PhD students. We teach a broad undergraduate curriculum, touching on all major historical periods and genres, and we run six taught MA programmes: MA in English; MA in Literature and Publishing, MA in Culture and Colonialism; MA in Writing; MA in Journalism, MA in Digital Cultures. Our staff also contribute to the Blended Learning BA programme and to programmes in Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. There is a highly active research culture in English, and staff have had major funding successes under the European Research Council, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, the Irish Research Council, and the Programme for Research In Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). Staff in English are closely associated with NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Studies. In the 2017 QS University Rankings, English at NUI Galway was ranked within the top 150 English departments in the world.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Felix Ó Murchadha 
Email: felix.omurchadha@nuigalway.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 1st June 2017. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. 
Further details are available at www.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please click APPLY -  Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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