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Lecturer in Media and Communication

Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington - New Zealand
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 26th January 2024
  • Do you have a PhD in Communications, Media Studies or a related field?
  • Can you successfully design and deliver undergraduate courses and classes in Media and Communication?
  • Do you have an existing record of academic research and/or the capacity to produce academic publications in Media and Communication?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's top-ranked university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington seeks a Lecturer in Media and Communication, School of English, Film, Theatre, Media and Communication, and Art History. 

Two new Communication degrees were launched at Te Herenga Waka- Victoria University of Wellington in 2020: the Bachelor of Communication and the Master of Communication. 

Enrolments in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses have increased since these degrees were introduced. We aim to appoint a suitably qualified lecturer to contribute to the Media and Communication Programme from 2024. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join this programme, which is located at one of the oldest universities in Aotearoa/New Zealand and located in the country’s capital city. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a PhD in Communication or Media Studies, or a related field
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and/or a track record of research in Communication or Media Studies
  • Be able to engage and mentor students taught and to supervise student research
  • Show a capacity for collegiality and for contributions to programme administration
  • Have an awareness of our obligations, as a staff and a university, to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a highly motivated individual who can take the initiative and manage a variety of concurrent academic tasks.

You will be a forward-thinker who demonstrates a capacity for high quality and innovative teaching and research. 

Key requirements: 

  • A PhD in Communications, Media Studies, or a related field
  • Successful experience in designing and delivering courses and/or classes in Media and Communication
  • Published academic research and/or a capacity to produce academic publications in Media and Communication
  • An ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and students

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is responsible for delivering a range of Media and Communication courses to undergraduate and postgraduates as well as for supervising students completing Masters and PhD degrees.

We combine this teaching and supervision with a programme of individual academic research, aiming to produce works that can engage the interest of leading academic publishers and their readers.

Role Description

Contact details: If you have questions regarding this role please email the Media and Communication Programme Director, Dr Trisha Dunleavy (trisha.dunleavy@vuw.ac.nz). 

Important - Application steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, combine this with your CV and cover letter into one document (preferably a PDF). Then click Apply and follow the steps. If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the combined document to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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