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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Media Studies

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Massey University
5 Dec 2018
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Marketing & Media


School of English and Media Studies
Wellington Campus

Applications are invited for a full-time,three-year fixed-term Lectureship or Senior Lectureship (US equivalent Assistant/Associate Professor) in the Media Studies programme of the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University. This position is based at the Wellington campus in Wellington, New Zealand.

The School of English and Media Studies has a strong record in teaching excellence and pastoral care in an interactive learning environment. Courses are taught in internal (on-campus) and distance learning modes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School currently offers programmes in English, Media Studies, Creative Writing, Expressive Arts, Public and Professional Writing, and Theatre Studies.

We are looking for a candidate with research and teaching strengths in relation to digital media from the perspective of either textual or social/cultural approaches. All applications will be carefully considered, but we particularly encourage applicants with additional specialisations in one or more of the following areas: transmedia narrative, video game studies, digital and online cultures, emergent media forms and practices, fan studies. We particularly encourage applicants with experience in teaching large introductory classes in both general media studies and media storytelling. The successful candidate must be able to teach into, and contribute to the ongoing development of, the compulsory courses 154.101 Introduction to Media Studies and 154.120 Transmedia Narrative. The successful candidate should also be comfortable teaching students across a range of pedagogical contexts, including vocational and creative practice, as well as traditional humanities and social sciences backgrounds.

Media Studies is offered as a major in both the Bachelor Arts and Bachelor of Communication. The undergraduate programme in both degrees currently includes courses across three major areas of specialisation: digital media production, social/cultural approaches to media, and medium-specific approaches/methodologies, including screen studies. The graduate programme is available in the Master of Arts and Master of Communication, and offers a selection of courses in the above areas. Candidates are encouraged to view the full range of courses via our website at ems.massey.ac.nz

The successful applicant will have a PhD either completed or very near to completion at the time of application. Experience of University-level teaching and academic publication or other evidence of ongoing research activity is essential.

The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will take up the appointment in May 2019.

Enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Jenny Lawn (j.m.lawn@massey.ac.nz or +64-92136337), School of English and Media Studies, Massey University. Applications close on 5 December, 2018 and should be submitted via the Massey Careers website http://www.massey.ac.nz/joinus/

Applications should include a full CV and names and addresses of three referees. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: 05 December 2018
Reference number: A360-18RZ

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://massey-careers.massey.ac.nz/

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