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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Media Studies

Massey University, School of English and Media Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job Title: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Reference Code: A268-17
Job Location: Palmerston North
New Zealand
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Communications, journalism, film, TV
Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: 19 September 2017
Date Posted: 2017-09-07
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Massey University


School of English and Media Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palmerston North

Applications are invited for a full-time, ongoing 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 Manawatu campus in Palmerston North, 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 and distance learning modes (including online delivery), 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 social and cultural approaches to media. All applications will be carefully considered, but we particularly encourage applicants with additional specialisations in one or more of the following areas: popular culture, critical and cultural theory, digital media, gender studies, critical race studies.

Media Studies is offered as a major in both the Bachelor of 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. An ability to contribute to more than one area, and to teach into the compulsory course 154.101 Introduction to Media Studies, may be an advantage. 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

Job Requirements

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 January 2018.

Information and Application Process Instructions


Enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Jenny Lawn ( or +64 9 213 6337), School of English and Media Studies, Massey University.

Applications close on 20 September, 2017 and should be submitted via the Massey Careers website

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: 19 September 2017 Reference number: A268-17CA

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