Job as Adjunct Professor/Lecturer in Media, Mass Communication and Media Studies at UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA

Northumbria University is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic working in the field of media to join a vibrant academic community within the Department of Arts. As a modern research-intensive university, Northumbria places great importance on the synthesis of research, learning and teaching and employability programmes. Our programs benefit from an emphasis on practice-research. Your experience will continue to strengthen this offer. As a leader in your field, you will contribute to our existing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programs and be well placed to develop innovative new offerings. Your expertise in mass communications and media studies, as well as your experience working with external stakeholders, will enable you to work with industry partners to develop research-rich learning opportunities for our students. Your expertise will support and develop innovative modules of contemporary media and cultural studies. You will understand the international appeal and potential of programs in this area and be excited to apply your experience to the growth of this area of ​​our offering.

The quality and depth of the program within the Arts Department is enhanced by a dynamic research and corporate culture, covering all aspects of the work of our staff and students. Through critical examination and innovative forms of practice, research is united by strong principles of social engagement through creativity, collaboration, participation, and transdisciplinarity.

These principles shape distinctive research practices that include investigations of transglobal exchanges in visual and material cultures; conservation of fine arts; experimental forms of exhibition and curating; studies and production of moving pictures and reviews of popular media; and the socio-political “spaces” of theater and performance. They have given rise to unique interactions between, for example, the fields of fine arts, science and technology; and between black and minority ethnic organizations and cultural studies scholars in interpretations of (multi)cultural heritage.

Your excellent research profile will make a strong contribution to our submission to future Research Excellence Frameworks. You will hold a PhD or equivalent and already develop an exceptionally high-quality publication record, with clear plans to develop funding applications. You will demonstrate excellent teaching experience and a commitment to working beyond the academy in partnership with others.

You will join an intellectually rich, diverse and inclusive department. Social justice issues, anti-racist practices, and feminist leadership strategies underpin our philosophy and approach to teaching, research, and leadership. We value and celebrate diversity of ideas, people and practices. We are committed to the power and potential of our civic duties and understand that diverse perspectives mean we are better placed to respond to the complex challenges and big questions facing our disciplines, communities and stakeholders. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from communities underrepresented in academia and from black and global majority colleagues.

For any informal inquiries regarding this post, please contact Dr Solomon Lennox, Head of Departments – Arts,

For more information on the Arts Department, please visit:

To apply for this position, please click “Apply Now” and submit a cover letter, CV including research/education statements, and a list of grants and publications. Please highlight your highest quality research results up to a maximum of 4. In addition, applicants are requested to provide copies of the top 2 research results (journal/book chapter/practice-based portfolio ). As far as possible, candidates are invited to group together all of these documents in a single file.

Northumbria University prides and values ​​the quality and diversity of its staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which provides information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and around the world. Visit our web pages for more details on the Resettlement assistance program

Please note that this position will end on 02/13/2022