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Lecturer: Media Studies

Job details

Massey University of New Zealand
28 Jan 2015
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Digital & Technology, Screen & Sound, Visual Arts


Lecturer: Media Studies (Digital Media Production)

School of English & Media Studies

Applications are invited for a three-year fixed-term Lectureship specialising in digital media production within the Media Studies and Expressive Arts programmes at Massey University. Digital media production involves the making of screen media texts, the study of the ways in which they construct and convey meaning, and of the social, cultural and political contexts of media production and reception. The School is looking for an appointee who can take a leadership role in the teaching of two or more of the following areas: media production (including specialisations in videography, sound, editing, and post-production, among others), media script-writing, trans-media narrative, documentary, and creative communication. The successful candidate will teach and research with broadcast quality recording equipment and a well-resourced computer lab, and will be expected to manage these facilities with some technical assistance.

The School of English and Media Studies has a strong record in teaching excellence and pastoral care in an interactive learning environment. Digital media production is situated within both the Media Studies and Expressive Arts majors/minors for the Bachelor of Communication. The Media Studies major also includes undergraduate courses in film studies, television, popular culture, advertising, social media, stardom and celebrity, independent media, and popular music studies. An ability to contribute to these areas, and particularly to the first-year introduction to Media Studies course, may be an advantage. The Expressive Arts major is a cross-disciplinary programme comprising digital media production, creative writing, and theatre arts and performance studies. The ability to engage across these disciplines, and in particular to contribute to the foundation paper 139.133 Creative Communication, are also desirable.

The successful candidate may also be expected to teach media practice at graduate level, and to undertake supervision of students engaging in creative media research.

The School teaches courses in internal and distance learning modes (including online delivery), at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At the Wellington campus, most of the teaching is delivered to internal students enrolled in Communication qualifications which are cross-disciplinary in nature, involving a mixture of Business and Humanities subjects. The successful candidate will have an advanced qualification, preferably a completed PhD. University teaching experience and academic publication or other evidence of ongoing research activity, including creative work, will be expected.

The preferred start time for this position is no later than 1 February 2015, or by negotiation. Enquiries of an Academic nature about the position should be directed to Mrs Carol Seelye, School of English and Media Studies, ph 64-6-350-5799 x81971, or All applications need to be submitted by means of the Massey University careers website. All applications should include a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vitae, and the names of three referees (with full contact details).

Closing date: 28 Septmeber 2014

Reference number: A240-14

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Key skills

An advanced qualification, preferably a completed PhD. University teaching experience and academic publication or other evidence of ongoing research activity

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