LSE Fellow in Media, Communication and Development

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Department of Media and Communications


LSE Fellow in Media, Communication and Development


 Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for two years, starting from 1 September 2021, with a possibility of extension for one further year, subject to funding


Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of Media, Communication and Development. The successful candidate will join an established and successful Department which graduates 300+ MSc students a year and is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in our field (2021 QS World University Rankings).


The Department is seeking to appoint an LSE Fellow who can make important contributions to its teaching and research. This post presents an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to expand on their teaching experience while developing their research career.


The postholder will contribute to the core teaching of the MSc in Media, Communication and Development, as well as other Department theories and methods courses, and in addition to lecture and seminar teaching, will act as Academic Mentor to MSc students and supervise their dissertations. The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the research culture of the Department.


Candidates will have a completed PhD in Media and Communications, Development Communication or a closely related discipline/field with a focus on socio-political, economic and communication inequality in the global south (doctoral examination/viva to be completed before post start date). Candidates must demonstrate evidence of high quality teaching at graduate level and an interest in contributing to teaching critical approaches to media, communication and development, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and visual or discourse analysis methods. Candidates will have a developing research record in the field of media and communications, with evidence of a commitment to critically assessing theories and empirical research. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills and a demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in Higher Education.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Shakuntala Banaji:


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 9 May 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as an LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.