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Lecturer in Digital Media


The Post

The Post Communications, Media & Culture (CMC) wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced candidate at Lecturer (at Grade 7 or Grade 8 Teaching and Research depending on skills and experience) with specialist interests in Digital Media to expand the Division’s teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities.

The post holder will have considerable knowledge of the study of digital media and digital methods. Demonstrable experience of working analytically with online platforms and web-based applications (e.g., social media analytics) is highly desirable. Candidates interested in critical internet culture, social media analysis, and interactive digital media are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who is able to effectively teach, motivate and mentor undergraduates and postgraduates. They will contribute to the strategic direction of CMC through research, teaching and impact activities, including short-course opportunities. The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of modules on the MSc in Digital Media and Communications and BA Hons in Digital Media. Post holders may be required to travel abroad as part of their duties. Applicants with specialist knowledge, skills or interests in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Social media analytics
  • Data visualisation / data driven storytelling
  • Interactive media
  • Digital user experience / user design 

The post holder will be researcher who has a growing research profile in digital media and will engage effectively with external stakeholders to pursue opportunities for collaboration, income generation and enhancing CMC’s regional, national, and international profile.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr William Dinan, Head of the Division of Communications, Media & Culture: [email protected]

Description of Duties

Grade 7

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings and undertake knowledge exchange activities
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding for research, consultancy, and impact generating activity; prepare research proposals for funding bodies; project manage research activities, and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise and mentor research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design, deliver, assess and evaluate a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes, where required

Essential Criteria

Grade 7


  • PhD in relevant discipline (or close to successful completion)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of a developing publication record
  • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external research funding

Grade 8


  • PhD in relevant discipline

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Established track record of high-quality published research in Digital Media and Communications Studies
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer/exchange projects

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | About | University of Stirling

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