Associate Professor in Communication Studies
- Full Time
- Three permanent, full-time positions based at AUT City Campus in the heart of Auckland
- Seeking leaders in the integration of professional practice and media & communication theory
- Opportunities to make significant contributions to the School's evolving academic environment and research culture
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a young and dynamic university that offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to business and industry. Its commitment to education and research makes AUT a significant communications provider at the forefront of international thinking and practice-based research.
With 25 years of high-profile success, the School of Communication Studies is proud to be the best in New Zealand and beyond. The School has approximately 1200 EFTS and 70 staff, with a strong undergraduate base and an expanding postgraduate department. The curriculum spans the undergraduate Bachelor of Communication Studies and postgraduate programmes including Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas, Master of Communication Studies, MPhil and PhD.
The School seeks candidates with demonstrated specialist expertise to fill three Associate Professor positions. Successful candidates in any of the three positions will be expected to contribute to both the teaching and the research culture of the School, with a particular emphasis on preserving the vital link between professional practice and the best practice examples of media education and research, nationally and internationally.
Position 1: Associate Professor of Communication Studies (Digital Media/Digital Communication)
Applicants for this position are expected to be proficient in several areas of digital media practice, digital communication theory and related disciplines. Applicants will demonstrate advanced knowledge of and skills in several digital media/digital communication areas including digital visual communication; online, interactive and mobile media; digital user engagement; motion media; transnarrative; digital strategies; and practice-based methodologies relevant to digital communication practice.
Position 2: Associate Professor of Communication Studies (Media Production and Practice/Media Theory)
Applicants for this position are expected to possess advanced proficiency in media production techniques and practice-based methodologies. Applicants will demonstrate advanced knowledge of contemporary media theory.
Position 3: Associate Professor of Communication Studies (Screen Production and Practice/Cultural Studies)
Applicants for this position are expected to possess advanced proficiency in screen production techniques and practice-based methodologies. Applicants will demonstrate advanced knowledge of contemporary cultural studies theory.
Applicants for any of the three positions will be expected to have the following skills/expertise/experience:
- A PhD in a relevant field
- A publication record of high quality outputs and collaborations
- At least five years' relevant industry experience
- Advanced expertise in relevant disciplines of media/communication theory and practice in relevant media/communication/culture industries
- Expert engagement with digital change in the communication industries
- Curriculum development, design and implementation
- Excellence in supervision of practice-based postgraduate projects and mentoring of emergent researchers
- Skilled use of digital technology in learning and teaching practice
Candidates are expected to bring a solid history of teaching and supervision excellence as well as a mature, engaged and collegial outlook. Ideally, candidates will have expertise and experience in designing, implementing and successfully concluding postgraduate practice-based projects.
The School of Communication Studies is equipped with award-winning modern facilities and has great potential for growth within a young university that offers the opportunity to be creative and research-oriented.
If you are keen to be a part of a high performing school and to help retain our reputation whilst building a sense of identity for the next generation of communicators then this is the opportunity you have been looking for.
Ideally, the successful candidate will be appointed mid-February with the view to starting in June 2018 or earlier.
For a confidential discussion call Alycia Hurley, Senior Recruitment Consultant on +64 9 921 9207.
Applications Close: 21 January 2018