City University of London seeks professor of financial journalism
City University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.
City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.
In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.
Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made signiﬁcant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.
The Department of Journalism has an enviable global standing with an outstanding record of placing 96% of undergraduate students in graduate-level employment.
The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic with a successful professional background in financial journalism as Professor of Practice to lead the well-regarded MA in Financial Journalism in a fractional (0.6FTE) fixed-term appointment for three years. The post is supported by the Marjorie Deane Foundation, established to support the education of young financial journalists.
The appointed candidate will be committed to delivering high quality education, will demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills and a willingness to promote and enable change.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 25th October 2017