Lecturer in Communication and/or Media Studies

Lecturer in Communication and/or Media Studies
University of Otago, New Zealand

The Department of Media, Film and Communication invites applications for two positions at the rank of Lecturer to join an established and growing Department and build on core teaching and research activities in the Communication Studies and Film and Media Studies majors.

The entry-level positions provide the opportunity to work within a strong, interdisciplinary and forward-looking Department dedicated to excellence in communication, cultural and media studies research and teaching. We are looking for individuals engaged with current research in communication and media studies, and committed to high quality teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The successful applicants will either have, or will be close to completing, a PhD in Communication and/or Media Studies or related disciplines, have a record of scholarly productivity, the ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced courses, including at first-year level, and an ability to successfully apply for research funding. Research experience with Maori and Pacific Island communities would be especially welcome.

Applications should include the following material: a letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals and a curriculum vitae with the names of three referees. Writing samples, teaching evaluations and a research plan will be required for the next phase of the process but can be submitted with the initial application.

The successful candidate will need to be available to begin their appointment as soon as possible in 2013, and would need to take up the position no later than 15 June 2013.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Vijay Devadas, Head, Department of Media, Film & Communication, tel. 64 3 479 3932, email vijay.devadas@otago.ac.nz.

Applications quoting reference number 1201057 close on 30 September 2012.

Position details: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1201057

Further information: http://otago.mfco.ac.nz/