Associate/Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications

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Department of Media and Communications
Associate/Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications
Salary is competitive and not less than £53,004 per annum inclusive (Assistant Professor) and £63,201 per annum inclusive (Associate Professor)
This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2017

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of strategic communications who interested in contributing to the field of media and communications. The successful candidate will join an established and successful department, ranked first in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation and third in the QS 2016 world university rankings.
The Department is known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the field of media and communications, primarily based in the social sciences, but also open to humanities perspectives.
Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to developing critical ways to theorise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world, with particular reference to the strategic communication challenges faced by organizations of all types, including non-governmental organizations, campaign organizations, governments and corporations.
Applicants will be expected to teach on, and be the first Director of, the Department’s new MSc Strategic Communications, to be launched in Autumn 2017.
Our preference is to appoint at the level of Associate Professor, but we are open to appointing outstanding candidates at the level of Assistant Professor if no suitable candidates can be found at the Associate Professor level.
You will have (or, for Assistant Professor candidates only, will have obtained by the post start-date) a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will also have a proven record of outstanding research published in top journals and/or with leading book publishers, or, for Assistant Professor candidates only, evidence that such a record is being developed.
The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
To apply for this post, please click hereIf you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk or contact the recruitment team at 020 7107 5205.
Please state clearly on your application whether you are applying at Associate or Assistant Professor level.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 October 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.
Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 21 November 2016.
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