£37,310 – £44,561 per annum Closing date: 05/11/2012 We wish to appoint a senior member of staff to lead and ensure the successful delivery of the university’s contribution to a landmark two-year Developing Citizen Journalists in the Arab Region project. The post holder will also develop new research projects and help establish new postgraduate courses in the area of media for social change. You would work within the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research, and with our project partners Meedan, and delivery teams based in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, and with Syrian citizens in Lebanon to help develop the media literacy skills of citizen journalists in these rapidly changing countries. This new project builds upon a successfully completed one-year project in Egypt. You will join existing experts in social media, citizen journalism and media for development, who work on a range of associated research projects and postgraduate courses in this field. You will need proven ability to design and manage research projects and strong leadership, mentoring and personal communication skills. Proficiency in Arabic is desirable. In addition you should have a broad knowledge of affairs in the Arab region, new social and traditional media, citizen journalism and the role of media in social change. An advanced educational qualification, preferably a doctorate, along with strong research skills, and some teaching experience or evidence of mentoring, are essential.
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