Job Details

Job Display - Return to Search Results

Lecturer in Public Relations Newcastle GB Job at Newcastle University


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £35,845 - £49,553 per annum 


Closing Date: 12 January 2021

The Role


As part of the School of Arts and Cultures, Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle has an outstanding record of teaching and research. In the last REF, 82% of research submitted was rated ‘world leading' or 'internationally excellent’. Staff teach and conduct research across the subject area. The subject supports such work through its interdisciplinary approach to teaching, which regularly achieves excellent feedback at the NSS.  Currently there are around 425 undergraduate and 235 taught postgraduate (MA) students and approximately 40 PhD students. MCH at Newcastle performs extremely well in all national indicators and league tables, both for teaching and research. You will contribute to maintaining this strong profile.


The subject area offers the following degree programmes that you would be expected to support: BA (Hons) Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, MA Media and Journalism, MA Media and Public Relations and MA International Multi-media Journalism. The team also supervises a number of PhD students.


You should have experience of teaching in Public Relations that will provide cutting edge innovations to our Media and Public Relations curricula. This should incorporate historical and present day contexts through knowledge of professional practices in promotional cultures. Teaching and research in this field should incorporate critical analyses of promotional cultures and/or other disciplines relevant to public relations.  You must evidence a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion, and widening participation in teaching, research, and university life.


Further information about MCH, our taught programmes and staff research, can be found at:


Informal enquiries concerning the position can be made to Darren Kelsey, Head of MCH  or Jonathan Ward, Degree Programme Director for MA in Media and Public Relations


Key Accountabilities


  • A Lecturer in Public Relations will be responsible for teaching and supporting the continued development of our PGT courses in Media and Public Relations, as well as supporting the delivery of teaching on modules on our UG Media and Communications programmes

  • Contributing to the curriculum development for postgraduate programmes in media and public relations

  • Contributing to existing MCH modules through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, masterclasses, field trips and the supervision of Bachelor and Master’s students

  • Undertaking scholarship and practice activities at a level commensurate with a leading international university

  • Attract and supervise research postgraduates

  • Take on responsibility for administrative roles within Media, Culture, Heritage


The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Advanced knowledge and experience of the theory and practice of PR and communications

  • Experience of working within the media and PR sector and working for and with public relations practitioners

  • Professional experience of working in public relations or communications organisations

  • The ability, knowledge and experience to expand the intellectual and critical study of public relations as an academic discipline relating to commercial, historical and political contexts

  • Experience of research and teaching in areas relevant but not limited to media, public relations, promotional cultures and corporate communication

  • Academic experience of teaching, scholarship and practices for public relations and communications

  • Evidence of teaching which links practical skills to theoretical and research landscapes for PR and communications

  • Commitment to CPD

  • Demonstrable ability to contribute to and lead on the design, organisation and management of degree programmes

  • Demonstrable capacity to teach and engage in scholarship and practice activities in higher education

  • Familiarity with Virtual Learning Environment

  • Experience of personal tutoring/pastoral care

  • Experience of postgraduate research supervision

  • Experience of teaching relevant subjects at UG and PG level, including familiarity with relevant curricular content in Public Relations (e.g. current debates regarding social media; Promotional Cultures; corporate communication; financial, global  and political PR and comms) (Desirable)

  • Experience of postgraduate research supervision (Desirable)

  • Familiarity with the training curriculum used by the CIPR (Desirable)

  • Evidence of engagement in existing national and/or international networks and professional bodies within media and public relations (Desirable)

  • Experience of co-ordinating student placements with regional industry partners (Desirable)

  • A record of achievement in HE teaching administration (Desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour


We particularly welcome applications from established academic, with experience in multi/interdisciplinary acadmic environments, who would be keen to take advantage of the many opportunities for collaboration across disciplines at Newcastle University


  • Ability to work enthusiastically and positively with students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • A commitment to innovative teaching and improving student satisfaction across the Subject Area and School. This involves a willingness to teach and support teaching and scholarship across a broad range of subjects

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills, with a clear ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent IT skills covering a range of commonly used software

  • The ability to work within a team, and strong communication skills.

  • Ability to develop innovative and effective teaching materials

  • Ability to contribute to the management and administration of degree programmes

  • Experience of working with international students 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be deployed in the pastoral care of students

  • Familiarity with Virtual Learning Environment




  • BA honours, an MA and a PhD degree in a relevant subject e.g. in Communications or Public Relations or a field related to the Media Culture Heritage subject area.or equivalent research/professional experience in these fields

  • A willingness to study for an HE teaching qualification

  • HE teaching qualification (Desirable)



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 5543

More information on this Job

ID: 26866173 - Save Job
Category: Jobs : HR Jobs
Employer Info:

Newcastle University


Our Vision expresses our
collective sense of purpose.
We aspire to be a peoplefocused university that
harnesses academic excellence,
innovation and creativity to provide
benefits to individuals, to organisations
and to society as a whole.
Newcastle University exists for the
public benefit to advance education,
learning and research. Our objective
is to build on this core purpose and, in
doing so, provide new knowledge and
creative solutions that make a positive
impact. We aim to work collaboratively
with our many external partners to
shape brighter futures, grow the
economy and champion social justice.

Newcastle University jobs

Recent Jobs:
Senior User Experience Designer Newcastle GB
Research AssistantAssociate Newcastle GB
Research Associate Clinical Pharmacology Newcastle GB
Yard Operative Middlesbrough DUR GB
HGV Driver Birmingham BIR GB
Digital Marketing Apprentice Stockton STT GB
Internal Sales Representative Southampton STH GB
Assistant Branch Manager Birmingham BIR GB
HGV Driver Nottingham NGM GB
Regional Sales Support Teesside STT GB

More Jobs:
Mobile Mini jobs
Royal Mail Group jobs
Premier Inn jobs
NewDay jobs
Peabody jobs
TMF Group jobs
Hippodrome Casino jobs
Dr Cymru Cyf jobs
Halfords jobs
pobl group jobs


Post Your Resume

Create a profile, get found by employers.

Post Job Now

Posting a job ad is free. Create an account to post your listing now.

Any Questions?

We are happy to help, send us any question you like.