Lectureships (x 2) Media & Critical Studies

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for a permanent, full-time Lectureship in the Media Studies programme of the School of English and Media Studies, Massey University. The programme teaches courses in internal and extramural delivery modes, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This position is based at the Palmerston North campus.


The undergraduate programme includes papers in film, television, popular music, advertising, visual culture, new media, as well as literary studies, academic writing, creative writing and performance drama. The graduate programme focuses on media and literary studies and has a strong research emphasis. Teaching at graduate level is currently expanding its extramural offerings.
Applicants are expected to have a sound background in Media Studies and be able to provide leadership for introductory courses. In addition, applicants will be expected to teach in one or more of the following areas: new media, popular music, advertising, visual culture, and gender. The successful applicant will have a PhD either completed or near completion at the time of application. Some university teaching experience and academic publication or other evidence of ongoing research capacity will be expected.
Electronic applications are preferred by means of the Massey University website. All applications should include a letter of application, a full Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three referees (with full contact details). These should be submitted before the closing date (14 November).
Enquiries about the programme should be directed to Mrs Carol Seelye, School Administrator, English and Media Studies, ph 64-6-350-5799, ext 2730.
Applications are also sought for a full-time, fixed term (2 years) Lectureship to teach Critical Studies in the School of Visual & Material Culture, Massey University, Wellington campus.
The applicant will be expected to teach at undergraduate level, contribute to and co-ordinate staff contributions to the delivery of critical studies papers, and make a significant contribution to tutorial supervision.
Applicants will also develop research in their area(s) of expertise and participate fully in collegial and administrative tasks. A relevant Masters degree as well as previous experience with staff coordination/management and tertiary education delivery are essential. A PhD, preferably completed or near completion, would also be highly advantagous.
Electronic applications are preferred by means of the Massey University website. All applications should include a letter of application, a full Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three referees (with full contact details). These should be submitted before the closing date (28 November).
Enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Tony Whincup, Head of the School of Visual & Material Culture, telephone 04 801 2794 ext. 6928.

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