College of Humanities

This full time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The role

You will contribute to extending the research profile of the Department in one or more of the following areas of communications and critical media studies: digital cultures, digital infrastructures, social media, big data.

The new BA (Hons) in Communications is a dynamic, flexible, and intellectually challenging degree that introduces students to a broad range of historical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to the study of communication technologies, and the production, dissemination, and reception of media texts. The programme has interdisciplinarity at its core, with a spine of compulsory modules supplemented by optional modules in Communications and other cognate disciplines, including (but not limited to) Film Studies, English, Politics, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, and Modern Languages. Employability skills are embedded throughout the degree and students benefit from a dedicated Work Placement module in their second year. In their final year, students undertake either a dissertation or a large-scale practical research project. Modules are taught by experts in Communications and related areas, and students have access to world-leading resources, such as the Digital Humanities Lab, the Foreign Language Centre, and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. The degree is being developed with a focus on digital networks, contemporary culture and society, and social justice movements. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing these areas through the delivery of high-quality research-informed teaching.

Exeter’s English Department is one of the biggest and most successful in the country, regularly rating within the top ten in national league tables.

About you

You will have:

  • A relevant PhD or equivalent and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An enthusiasm to work with colleagues in other disciplines to develop cross-disciplinary approaches
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Well-connected with links to individuals and organisations in relevant sectors
  • Experience of collaborative projects with non-HEI partners which have delivered impact and funding
  • Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
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