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Reader/ Professor in Journalism

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Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Journalism
Contract Duration


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries.  City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Department of Journalism has an enviable global standing with an outstanding record of placing 96% of graduates in graduate-level employment.


Person Specification

The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic with an excellent research record likely to be assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework. As a Reader or Professor of Journalism, the successful candidate will lead research and education, will possess an outstanding level of experience in the profession, ideally as a senior journalist and will demonstrate the strong leadership and organisational skills required for the role.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 01 January 2018 or earlier by negotiation.

Closing date: 11.59pm on 24 September 2017.

Interviews are scheduled for 10 October 2017.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.


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