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[Commlist] International Journalism lecturer, Guangzhou, China, 2-year consultancy

Thu Jul 04 20:13:08 GMT 2019

The University of Central Lancashire and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies are looking for an international journalism lecturer.

Lecturer - International Journalism
University of Central Lancashire - University of Central Lancashire/Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Location: 	Preston, Guangzhou - China
Salary: 	£26,000 per annum
Hours: 	Full Time
Contract Type: 	Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 	21st June 2019
Closes: 	19th July 2019

Fixed-Term Two-year Consultancy Contract

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a lecturer to be based in China teaching students journalism at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS). UCLan has worked in partnership with GDUFS for more than a decade. Students complete two years of study in China before coming over to UCLan’s Preston campus for the final two years of their BA International Journalism degree programme.

The School of Journalism, Media and Performance is looking torecruita lecturer to teach students journalism in Year 0 and Y1 of the programme. This presentsanexcitingopportunityfor the successful applicant to build a professional profile in a unique cross-cultural and dynamic environment.

GDUFS is in the city of Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of Southern China. It is approximately 75 miles from Hong Kong. It is now a vibrant and modern city on the Pearl River, but its history goes back more than 2,200 years.

The main duties of this post are to teach and facilitate learning and assessment for journalism modules. It also involves undertaking the role of Year Tutor and to act as a Personal Tutor/Academic Adviser for students and to support course operation. This will normally involve such activities as admissions, course administration and contributing to the joint School’s Quality Assurance Process.


    Experience of working as a professional journalist at a senior level.
A degree (in any discipline) and/or professional journalism qualifications.
    Thorough and up to date knowledge of the subject area
    Willingness to be based in Guangzhou.

The role is subject to references, DBS Check and obtaining a China work Z visa (restrictions apply).

In addition to the competitive salary, there is a bonus upon completion of a full year’s service of £1,500 payable at the end of the academic year. The attractive benefits package also includes free university accommodation, visa and two return economy flights (up to a value of £1,000 per return flight) to the Lecturer’s home country per academic year (applicants who are already based in China are also encouraged to apply.)

For the full job description/person specification, please e-mail (FCCIPAGroup /at/

For an informal chat about the post, please e-mail Journalism Academic Lead, Julie Freer on (JEFreer /at/ or BA International Journalism course leader Andrew Hobbs on (AHobbs2 /at/

Applicants are requested to submit a CV with a covering statement demonstrating how they meet the person specification to the following email address: (FCCIPAGroup /at/

Application Closing Date: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12 noon.

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