Lecturer in Communication and/or Media Studies - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

New Zealand
Sep 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
AUT is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work and is ranked in the top 1.2% of all universities worldwide . As one of the world's top 30 millennial universities and New Zealand's second-largest, it offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to Government, business and industry.

Ranked in the top 200 in the world, AUT's School of Communication Studies is highly regarded. There is a strong commitment within the school to increase our numbers of Māori and Pacific academics. This is particularly important in efforts to diversify points of view within the media and communication industries in Aotearoa. The School is a vibrant and engaging place to work, with the curriculum currently being refreshed across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The research culture is also energetic and inclusive, with all staff who submitted a portfolio gaining a ranked grade in the most recent PBRF assessment exercise. Our strong links to industry underpin and inform staff research and ongoing curriculum development.

The Role

We have a fantastic permanent, full-time opportunity for a Lecturer in Communication and/or Media Studies to utilise their doctorate and develop their career in teaching, research and service, whilst also joining AUT's bold, innovative and supportive Maori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme .

We are seeking Māori or Pacific scholars with expertise broadly within the field of communication or media studies. Of additional interest would be a background in screen studies or public relations/advertising, but this is not essential. You'll teach across programmes as assigned by the Head of School, we embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. You will also publish actively in your specialised field - research is well supported within the School. Over time you'll also seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and/or the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities.

A collaborative, open and engaging attitude that is flexible to School requirements is essential! You'll join an open and highly collaborative group that supports the growth of its people. There is genuinely positive energy within the School and we offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. The Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds.

Application information

We welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants of Māori or Pacific genealogical descent. We request submission of a full CV, along with a cover letter that outlines your interest in this role and addresses the following key requirements for the role:

  • A completed doctorate in Communication or Media Studies (or very close to submission for examination)
  • Doctoral graduation must have been within 3 years of application to this programme; alternatively, you will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 7 February 2020

Research and Scholarship:
  • Research interests and the basis of a solid research pipeline within the broad field of communication or media studies
  • More experienced candidates may already have a proven research track record with quality publications and possibly already success in external funding bids.

Teaching and Learning:
  • Ideally some prior teaching and mentoring experience
  • Teaching interests within the broad field of communication or media studies
  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in either a university or other tertiary education provider. You must also have no more than 5 years fixed-term contract academic teaching experience (in total) in a university or other tertiary education provider

Start Date: You must be able to start by 10 February 2020

Lecturer appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential chat, just contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner on mike.wood@aut.ac.nz . An information pack is also available with more details on the programme itself, recruitment timeline and the process.
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 23:55pm
  • Interviews will take place in mid-late October/early November.

Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

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