The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, invites applications for a Career Development Postdoctoral Fellow in Media Law and Policy. The Fellowship is intended to provide a career development opportunity for an early-career scholar and will give the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their research portfolio and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market.

The Fellow will undertake advanced research in the field of media law and policy, present their findings at conferences and workshops, and publish their research. The postholder will be permitted to undertake a small amount of lecturing and/or tutorial teaching, which may not exceed three hours per week.

The postholder will be a part of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) and expected to contribute to its activities. The Head of the PCMLP is Dr Nicole Stremlau. Further information about the programme can be found on the PCMLP website.

Applicants must hold, or be close to completing a PhD/DPhil in Law, or a related discipline, with reference to media/socio-legal issues (candidates who already hold a doctorate will only be eligible if the doctorate was awarded within four years of the closing date for this position. Exceptions to this requirement will only be made for candidates who can demonstrate that they are still at an early stage in their academic career by reason of having taken a career break (e.g. for maternity leave, parental leave, illness or other personal circumstances); engage in high quality research; have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; and play a full role in the intellectual life of PCMLP, the CSLS, and the Faculty of Law.

The Fellowship is for a fixed-term of 3 years, to commence as soon as possible.

The postholder will be based at The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road and will be eligible to apply to the Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 25 July 2018. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

For further information, including how to apply, please click here.