Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism


School of Computing & Digital Technologies

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Possession of a PhD degree or are currently registered on a PhD E A
2 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Applicants who do not possess FHEA will be required to obtain the fellowship within an agreed timeframe *Dependent on experience for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer D A
3 Previous experience of teaching in HE and developing specialist teaching materials E A/I
4 Previous experience of working as a journalist or equivalent academic experience E A/I
5 Significant experience of leading the development, design, delivery and assessment of modules at various levels E I
6 Experience in effectively managing the day-to-day operations of an allocated academic area, working with and leading colleagues as appropriate to ensure the smooth running of awards and modules and achievement of School and University deadlines E I
7 A demonstrable record of engagement in research and/or scholarship as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed journals within area of specialism D A/I
8 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment with an ability to articulate a vision for the future development within area of specialism D I
9 Demonstrable knowledge of Journalism and Media Theory D I
10 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I
11 A creative, innovative and flexible approach to facilitating learning, with commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience E I
12 An effective team player who is self-motivated and with good organisational skills and able to work on own initiative E I
13 A commitment to scholarship, learning and teaching, and delivering graduate employability skills through curriculum content E I
14 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience E A/I
15 A successful track record of enterprise and research activities which enhance external revenue within area of specialism D I
16 The ability to contribute and influence decision making during internal and external meetings, acting as a University representative and a champion of the subject specialism E I
17 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview