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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:


Job Details
Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer in International Media Policy

Reference Number
    Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service
Job Family
    Research And Teaching
Position Type
    Full Time
Salary Range
    From £63,463 per annum

Job Purpose

***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 and teaching.
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 activity. 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 level.
E7 Established track record of successful commercialisation of research.

Job Features

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 activities.
Leading role in University/School/subject area planning.
Proactive approach to academic developments and management issues.

Decision Making
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.

Internal/External Relationships
Director of Centre, Vice Principal and Head of College/School for exchanging information relative to input into research / learning and teaching strategy.
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 inter-disciplinary research.
Students for teaching and support.

Grant funding bodies and journals (committees, editorial boards).
Other institutions to act as External Examiner for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Problem Solving
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.

For Professor:
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 Court’s policies.

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 applicants.

Informal enquires to Professor Gillian Doyle ((Gillian.Doyle /at/

Vacancy ref:  021817; Closing date: 22 October 2018.

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