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[ecrea] Job: CCPR, the University of Glasgow, is seeking to recruit a Professor / Reader/ Senior Lecturer in International Media Policy
Fri Sep 21 02:30:00 GMT 2018
The Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of
Glasgow is seeking to recruit a Professor / Reader/ Senior Lecturer in
International Media Policy in order to strengthen the Centre’s research
on media and communications policy in an international context and to
support our PG teaching. Further details of this post, for which the
closing date is Monday 22 October 2018, can be found (Ref: 021817) at:
Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer in International Media Policy
Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service
COLLEGE OF ARTS
SCHOOL OF CULTURE & CREATIVE ARTS
Research And Teaching
From £63,463 per annum
***This is the job description for appointment at Professor level. For
the job description for Senior Lecturer/Reader level, please see
attached document at the bottom of the page (removed). Please indicate
on your covering letter which posts you are interested in applying for***
Situated within one of the UK’s leading universities for research and
teaching, the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the
University of Glasgow has forged a reputation for its rigorous,
high-impact research and analysis of media and cultural industries and
policies and also for its internationally leading Masters provision.
Based in CCPR, the purpose of this post is to provide academic
leadership by conducting internationally-leading research, strengthening
the Centre’s research in relation to media, cultural and creative
industries with a particular focus on media and communications policy in
an international context and to support CCPR’s teaching. The appointee
will play a vital role in leading a research agenda in the Centre and
the College of Arts, stimulating collaborative research and external
grant applications, in line with the University, College and School and
CCPR strategic objectives.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Lead collegiately and engage in research, knowledge exchange and
publication that enhances the quality of the School’s international
research profile, including conducting personal research of the highest
quality and maintaining a consistently high level output of publications
and presentations of world-class quality.
2. Sustain internationally leading high-quality research activity,
seeking and securing funding for a portfolio of research projects
through grant applications to external funding bodies, including
especially Research Councils.
3. Encourage and support research students of high calibre to undertake
doctoral research and supervise them to completion.
4. Encourage, support and supervise research projects undertaken by
research staff and postgraduate students and ensure the effective
development of the staff and students.
5. Deliver a range of teaching and assessment activity at undergraduate
and postgraduate level within the School and subject area.
6. Take a leading role in the design and delivery of postgraduate
programmes and courses, including opportunities leading from new research.
7. Develop links with national and international organisations with a
view to enhancing reputation in research and teaching in the School and
in the subject area.
8. Act collegiately in a senior role within the School and/or subject
area in leadership roles (including mentoring), academic administration
and service and other activities as directed by the Head of School.
9. Collaborate and establish partnerships with colleagues and
participate in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops across the project
and in the broader/School/College/University and wider national and
international community (e.g Academic and Business partners).
10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international
profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People
– Changing the World.
11. To develop commercialisation opportunities arising from research
activity and projects.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Good first degree in subject related area and PhD/Scottish Credit and
Qualification Framework level 12 in a relevant subject area awarded (or
equivalent research experience) in a related area.
A2 A comprehensive and up to date knowledge of relevant research area
and research integrity issues, both nationally and internationally and
future direction of research in subject area.
A3 A comprehensive and up to date knowledge of subject specialism, in
its broadest sense.
A4 An established reputation for high quality research.
A5 An extensive track record of publications of world-leading quality.
C1 Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all
levels within subject area, School, College, University, and beyond, in
the policy and academic communities.
C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collegiality.
C3 Proven transformative leadership and motivational skills in research
C4 Time, project, people and budget management skills.
C5 Ability to integrate into a multi-disciplinary School.
C6 Ability to engage collaboratively in high-quality knowledge exchange
C7 Ability to foster collaboration in research with other disciplines
throughout the University and other world-leading universities.
An established international reputation for research leadership and
scholarship in a relevant subject area. Evidence of this will be given by:
E1 Significant experience of research leadership and academic leadership
and participation within large international collaborations.
E2 Substantial track record of publication normally through books and
articles in high-quality refereed journals and/or in modes and media
appropriate to research specialism consistent with the highest standards
in research assessments.
E3 Extensive research grant capture and project management experience.
E4 Established track record of successful supervision of research
students and staff.
E5 Established track record of international research engagement, for
example, previous attendance at international conferences, symposia and
holding visiting fellowships at non-UK universities.
E6 A record of successful supervision of research students to doctoral
E7 Established track record of successful commercialisation of research.
Researching and publishing work of the highest quality in peer-reviewed
journals and monographs
Attendance and delivery of papers at high profile international conferences.
Planning and Organising
Provide leadership and management in strategic planning of research,
teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the subject
area, including identification of new initiatives.
Effective organisation skills to initiate and lead research meetings on
various scales from small group meetings upwards.
Self-generation of work through innovation and long-term planning in all
Leading role in University/School/subject area planning.
Proactive approach to academic developments and management issues.
Research - objectives, experimental design, grant submission, journal
choice, manuscript submission, supervision of research staff,
progression of research students.
Teaching leadership/delivery - decisions on degree programmes/course
aims/intended learning objectives, syllabuses and schemes of assessment.
Contribute to School/subject area decisions on recruitment, selection,
curriculum choice, degree programmes, QAA compliance, etc.
Director of Centre, Vice Principal and Head of College/School for
exchanging information relative to input into research / learning and
Research staff and students to advise and motivate.
Academic colleagues home and abroad for exchanging information for
teaching and research strategies.
Academic colleagues within the Centre/College/School to lead
Students for teaching and support.
Grant funding bodies and journals (committees, editorial boards).
Other institutions to act as External Examiner for both undergraduates
World class research is a key aspect of this post, including solving
research problems at the forefront of the field and the development of
new ideas, methods and research projects.
Resolving issues regarding research funding.
Resolving issues arising in pursuit of research objectives.
Assisting research students resolve problems re their research.
Assisting postgraduate students to resolve problems re their studies.
Resolving issues arising in performance of administrative functions.
Leadership of a research agenda in subject area.
Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade,
Professor from £63,463, level 9, £51,630 - £58,089 per annum.
The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of
any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The
appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to
accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University
Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other
appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities'
Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is
available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to
advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations,
clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation
are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes
(e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary
period of 6 months.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
Details of three referees should be included on the applicant
information form – referees will be contacted for all short listed
Informal enquires to Professor Gillian Doyle ((Gillian.Doyle /at/ glasgow.ac.uk))
Vacancy ref: 021817; Closing date: 22 October 2018.
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