Chair/Reader Post Media Comms Brunel

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Chair/Reader in Communications/Media Studies

Brunel University -Department of Sociology and Communications

School of Social Sciences   

Vacancy Ref: CLA0083-1

Competitive salary offered

Brunel University welcomes applications for a Chair / Reader in Communications/Media Studies. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research and publications profile and should demonstrate the capacity or potential to secure externally-funded research grants. The appointed person will make a substantial contribution to research in Communications and Media Studies and will undertake teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. An interest in digital and internet research methods would be welcomed. The successful candidate will help develop our Masters’ programmes in Media and Communications.

The Department of Sociology and Communications is broad-based, hosting three research centres: the Centre for Culture, Media and Regulation (CCMR), the Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) and the Centre for Biomedicine and Society (CBAS). It currently has 13 permanent academic staff. In the last research assessment exercise, 85% of its research was deemed to be of international quality. The Department is part of the School of Social Sciences, which also offers teaching and research programmes in Anthropology, Economics, Finance, History, Politics and Psychology.

The University has made significant investment in Sociology and Communications and this post represents its continuing commitment to supporting further development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead an already successful MSc and to develop the Department’s strategy for the future.

Information about the Department and its activities can be found at:

Head of Department, Professor Clive Seale email:; Telephone (Direct Line): +44 (0)1895-267139

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th October 2013  


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