The University of Edinburgh Napier is the “1 Modern University in Scotland”. An innovative, learner-centred university with a fresh, modern outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its philosophy and applied in its approach.

Edinburgh Napier has an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, alongside a goal to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of its communities to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers and shape the future.

Further information on Edinburgh Napier University can be found here.

Graduate School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI)

The School of Arts and Creative Industries is a dynamic and forward-looking school that prepares its students for employability and responsible citizenship suited to the demands of the 21st century.

Located in the heart of Scotland’s festival city, Edinburgh, SACI is made up of three areas: Media and Humanities; screen and performing arts; and Art, Design and Photography. The school is home to just over 1800 students and around 96 permanent staff, along with a range of industry experts and specialist staff employed on a more casual basis.

At SACI, we are committed to providing a personalized learning experience for students, within an agenda of inclusivity, employability and sustainability. We achieved 89% in the last NSS, and we are number one in the UK for Journalism, and in the top ten for Film & Photography, Media & Film Studies, English, Design and Music (Sunday Times and Guardian League Tables). We have enrolled four assessment units in the REF and have recently launched two new research centers to strengthen or research the culture.

We pride ourselves on our philosophy, combining a strong focus on critical thinking and the application of theory to industry-relevant practice. Our staff have strong ties to industry and many continue to be active practitioners. Our school encourages an atmosphere of creative practice as research alongside more traditional research.

For more information on SACI, click here.

Media and Humanities

Media and Humanities is a dynamic and diverse field with a suite of UG and PG courses ranging from English and Creative Writing to Mass Communications, Publishing and Journalism. The latest league tables show how our programs are leading the pack in their fields. We are a hub for interdisciplinary learning and research around culture and storytelling. We are home to award-winning studio radio station – Radio ENRG – and our publishing operation, Merchiston Press. We have developed strong partnerships with media organizations and have an excellent record of employability and student satisfaction.

We are now looking to appoint a senior lecturer in journalism.

The role

Our journalism courses and teaching are constantly evolving to reflect changes in industry practices and the growing importance of digital platforms and technologies. For this role, we expect candidates to have experience creating multimedia content for an online audience.

Applicants should have an innovative and collaborative approach to teaching and research and be able to demonstrate expertise in recent technical and editorial developments in the media industries. If successful, you will join a highly dedicated journalism team to develop, design and deliver high-quality, student-centred teaching and learning.

This will involve practical and theoretical teaching, support and assessment of students, supervision of journalism projects and theses, contribution to program planning and development, and participation in research and scholarship activities .

As a journalism lecturer, you:

  • Become part of our team of teachers and contribute to the BA and MA journalism programs.
  • Benefit from an allocation of research time in your workload.
  • Be encouraged to join one of our new research centers at SACI and collaborate in research activity.
  • Benefit from training and development opportunities through our human resources (HR) and our Office of Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE).

Applicants must demonstrate:


  • A PhD or equivalent work experience as a digital journalist in media industries.
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience.

Candidates will also preferably demonstrate:


  • A doctorate level degree in the relevant discipline.
  • A background in magazine journalism and/or practical expertise in developing multimedia material for digital and social media platforms.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per year (6th year)

You can find more information about our advantages here.

Further information

Application deadline: May 13, 2022

Interview date: June 2022

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in relation to our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details here


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