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Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in Journalism

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 7/8 £37,099 - £54,395 per annum
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 06/19/2024
Date Posted: 06/07/2024
Reference: A1490


"The course gave me the confidence to know what I was doing in industry"



We don’t just study journalism here at the University of Gloucestershire: we DO it.


Our teaching is intensely practical, with real world partnerships and projects.

We have an unbeatable record on getting our students into fulfilling jobs, and our links with industry are also second to none. We’re proud to have created an ethos which both stretches and supports our students, challenging them to be the best possible versions of themselves in line with the university’s key pillars of careers, connections and community.


We’re now looking for two journalists to join us and teach across a range of our courses to ensure our graduates continue to be at the front of the queue when it comes to securing work in an ever-changing industry.

One will be the new face of our BA Journalism course, a senior lecturer who can lead the programme - motivating students, colleagues and industry partners.

The other will be a lecturer who may have less teaching experience, but who has the qualities needed to ensure the course remains engaging and relevant.

Both will possess a future-focused approach and comprehensive understanding of contemporary industry practice, a good knowledge of sustainable working practices, as well as a full understanding of the requirements of the industry.


We’re looking for people able to teach the following, which would be split between the two posts:

The basics of journalism: how to find stories, how to write, how to interview people, how to develop confidence and contacts, how to make compelling social media.

Media law and regulation.

Investigative reporting and long-form storytelling

Advanced social media storytelling and the latest journalism innovations.


Teaching experience is essential for the senior lecturer role. It’s a bonus, but not essential for the lecturer post. Teaching would begin for both roles in September 2024.


Our team is made up of people with industry expertise, bags of enthusiasm and ideas, a dedication to giving students the best possible experience and a willingness to keep on learning. If you’ve got those qualities too – particularly if you have experience of developing people, training, or teaching, we’d love to hear from you.


To find out more about what it’s like to work in the School of Creative Arts, please click  here


If you would like to have an informal conversation about what we’re looking for in either or both jobs, please contact Paul Wiltshire, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, on


Key dates

Closing date: 19th June

Interview date: 1st July


To Apply


To apply please click on APPLY at the bottom of this page, you will be asked to submit a CV along with a Supporting Statement that addresses how you meet the essential criteria.  CVs alone will not be considered.


Please make it clear which job you are applying for.


To avoid disappointment please apply early, should we find a suitable candidate we will close the advert.


The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification.


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