Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English and New Media Studies

Auckland (Region) (NZ)
15 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type

School of Language and Culture
Faculty of Culture and Society

  • Full time permanent role (proportional or part time appointment can be considered)
  • Opportunity to be involved in developing our new Masters programme

Auckland University of Technology’s School of Language and Culture teaches diverse programmes centred around language in its broadest sense, at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Fields of study within the school include, English and New Media Studies, Creative Writing, Languages (Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, New Zealand Sign language, English), International Studies, Language Teacher Education, Interpreting and Translation and pre-degree academic English.  

Our BA English and New Media Studies was one of the first undergraduate programmes internationally to integrate a new media focus into the disciplinary area of English Studies, which traditionally encompasses a range of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, literature, and culture papers. Graduates of this programme are now successfully finding employment in the many emergent positions resulting from the increasingly central role of new media and digital literacies in everyday communicative and cultural practices. In 2017 we will begin offering a Masters in English and New Media Studies.

We are looking for a lecturer/senior lecturer in English and New Media Studies to join our team for the 2017 academic year. The position will involve teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as the supervision of research students (Masters and PhD). An important part of this supervisory process will include helping students realise their preliminary research ideas as fully developed new media focused research projects. The successful candidate will also be required to develop and lecture a paper on English and new media research methods for the new Masters programme.

Successful teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels along with experience in curriculum development is required. In addition, supervisory capacity and experience, including the ability to direct research projects nested in industry contexts is desirable. Technical proficiency in the use of new/social media is essential.

Our ideal candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant area as well as an established research profile. We are particularly interested in appointing a practice-led researcher with industry experience.

Along with the above the candidate will have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Existing and emergent new/social media research methods New/social media history and theory   New/social media communication practices  

We are a vibrant, hard-working team and work collaboratively with colleagues in the development of our programmes. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with great interpersonal skills and a focus on innovative teaching and research to join our team.

This is an exciting opportunity to help build a postgraduate discipline area from the ground up, establish and maintain industry links for candidate projects, contribute to the discipline cluster at undergraduate level, and further develop a research profile in new media studies.

Ideally we would like our successful applicant to start by early February 2017 with a view to beginning lecturing in semester one, March 2017.

Enquiries of an academic nature may be made by contacting Head of School, Associate Professor Sharon Harvey sharon.harvey@aut.ac.nz

The interview process will include a presentation of research and teaching along with a formal interview.