Assistant Professor in Media and Communications

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

For this post, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups


Department of Media and Communications


Assistant Professor


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £55,974 pa inclusive and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website


The post will commence on 1 September 2021


Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in 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 2020 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. You will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high-quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.


Candidates will have;

·       a completed PhD in media and communications, or a closely related field, by the post start date;

·       expertise on media and communications in relation to one or more of the following areas of research: gender, sexuality and/or race. Within these primary areas, we are particularly but not exclusively interested in candidates with a global and comparative research approach, a focus on the Global South and a commitment to issues of marginality, inequality and social justice.

·       a proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential, to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in media and communications and;

·       a clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.


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 Dr Wendy Willems (, Deputy Head of Department. Applicants are also invited to attend a Zoom webinar Q&A for further details on Wednesday 16 December 2020, 2-3pm UK time or Wednesday 6 January 2021, 2-3pm UK time. Please RSVP here.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 10 January 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Online interviews and presentations will take place in February 2021.