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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sports Journalism

School of Computing & Digital Technologies

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent
Release Date:  Friday 08 November 2019
Closing Date:   Wednesday 18 December 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 14 January 2020
Reference:  CDT18-20

Staffordshire University seeks an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our Sports Journalism team within the Department of Film, Media and Journalism. Staffordshire University has recently been awarded Gold TEF status and Journalism was recently rated 5th for Sports Journalism in the Guardian 2020 rankings.

The successful candidate will be based at our Stoke-on-Trent campus and will have significant experience as a professional sportswriter and provide leadership and specialist teaching to the Sports Journalism programmes at UG and PG levels, as well as contribute to the general administration of the courses and to the outreach activities of the Department. Knowledge and understanding of the NCTJ and as well as the ability to provide teaching support to the MA Journalism award and the BA (Hons) Digital Content Creation would be beneficial.

We are looking for an experienced professional sportswriter, an enthusiastic and committed colleague, who is dedicated to the student experience, teamwork and continuous academic/professional development. The successful candidate will be eager to create and nurture industry connections, embedding this knowledge exchange firmly into the Sport Journalism curricula at Staffordshire University. A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable, though not essential. 

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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