Lecturer in Communication
Faculty of Arts
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Communication to join the Faculty of Arts within our Social Sciences School. This is a permanent (tenure track) position.
The appointed candidate will join the Media and Communications team which offers three undergraduate majors (Media, Film and Television; Communication; and Screen Production) and two postgraduate programmes (Media and Communication and Screen Production). We also have two PhD programmes: an academic PhD and a PhD with creative practice.
Our ideal candidate will have an area of expertise, which may include critical analyses of advertising, journalism, algorithm studies or other approaches to social media and digital platforms. We are also interested in seeing applications from researchers who explore how gender, ethnicity, and indigeneity intersect with digital cultures.
We also welcome applicants who combine academic qualifications and research with prior work experience in professional or applied contexts. Candidates will be expected to have familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods in the fields of Media Studies and Communication.
Skills and experience
Our ideal candidate will bring the following:
- A PhD in Communications or related discipline
- A strong background in teaching and research which demonstrates the potential to develop a strong research program
- Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
About The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's world-ranked university. It is the only New Zealand university ranked among the world's top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. It ranks in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, and is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is committed to values of diversity.
The University enjoys a strong record of supporting research through funding, grants, and conference support. The teaching load for full-time academic staff is normally two to three courses per academic year. Academic staff may apply for research and study leave after three years of employment and upon gaining continuation.
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
- flexible employment practices
- career development programmes
- a competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
- a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.
For more information please visit 'Staff Benefits' on our careers site.
How to apply
Applications close 11.59pm (NZT) Sunday, 18 August 2019.
For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities
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Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.