Pūkenga/pūkenga Matua, Lecturer/senior Lecturer In Communication Studies, Dunedin, University Of Ota

Published 2022-06-30
Expires 2022-07-30
ID #1066578811
Pūkenga/pūkenga Matua, Lecturer/senior Lecturer In Communication Studies, Dunedin, University Of Ota
New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin,
Published June 30, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Pūkenga/pūkenga matua, lecturer/senior lecturer in communication studies

⇐ Previous job

Next job ⇒     



Te mahi /The role

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Lecturer /Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies to join Pāpāho, Whitiāhua, Pārokoroko/the Media, Film and Communication programme at the University of Otago, in Te Wai Pounamu, the stunning South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The role is a full time, permanent (confirmation path) position. The successful candidate will contribute to critical cultural and communication research and teaching. This involves developing curriculum at the undergraduate level, supervising postgraduate students, and carrying out independent research. In this role the successful candidate will also teach one or more of our core communication papers (courses). Outlines of our core papers can be found at this link.

The position provides the opportunity to work within a strong and forward-looking collegial programme dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. We have an international reputation as a centre for scholarly excellence and provide an intellectual community with a research culture that is vibrant, welcoming and supportive. We have regularly organised national and international conferences and have hosted distinguished scholars from around the world. As a programme we are also aiming to bring Māori culture into an intersectional dialogue with broader issues of representation, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and political agency through the study of Media, Film and Communication.

We welcome applications from outside New Zealand. We particularly welcome applications from Māori and Pacifika scholars with research interests in any area of Communication Studies. The Media, Film and Communication Programme is committed to strengthening its curriculum and research in mātauranga Māori and Pasifika and to supporting the University of Otago’s Māori Strategic Framework and Pacific Strategic Framework.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong disciplinary grounding in critical communication studies. Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and experience:
a PhD in Communication Studies or cognate area.
an excellent research profile along with a commitment to and/or established connections with international and/or national researchers.
a demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality teaching.
a demonstrated ability to teach core courses in Communication studies.
a commitment to contribute their own specialist courses in our programme.
a commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues and to supporting the University’s Māori, Pacific, and Sustainability strategic frameworks.
a commitment to being a productive collaborator with a track record of working collegially.
Housed in New Zealand’s first University, founded in 1869, we are the most experienced Communication programme in the country. We offered the first undergraduate major in Communication Studies in 2000 and have continued to develop this dynamic field of study ever since. Communication Studies is part of the Media, Film, and Communication Programme. The programme offers two undergraduate majors, a major in Communication Studies and a major in Film and Media Studies, along with a minor in Science Communication (in association with the Centre of Science Communication). We aim to integrate the theoretical and the practical and link the university and the community locally and internationally at all undergraduate levels. We offer papers such as Writing for the Media, Film Festivals, Indigenous Media, Intercultural Communication, and Science Communication, along with papers on research methods such as Critical problems in Communication.

Confidential enquiries may be directed to Dr Brett Nicholls, Head of Programme, Media, Film, and Communication via the contact details below.


Candidates are required to provide:
application letter (maximum 2 pages), outlining how you fit the role.
3-4 referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2200902 will close on Sunday, 3 July 2022.

You must create an Indeed account before continuing to the company website to apply

Get job updates from University of Otago

The University of Otago (Māori: 'Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo') in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university. It had over 21,000 students en...

⇐ Previous job

Next job ⇒     


Contact employer

    Employer's info

    University Of Otago
    Registered on October 7, 2017


    Quick search:


    Type city or region


    Category info:

    Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences, which study the material universe; the social sciences, which study people and societies; and the formal sciences, which study logic and mathematics. The formal sciences are often excluded as they do not depend on empirical observations. Disciplines which use science, like engineering and medicine, may also be considered to be applied sciences. Definitions of science and its more fundamental problems are discussed in the philosophy of science.

    Dunedin ( (listen) duh-NEE-din; Māori: Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand (after Christchurch), and the principal city of the Otago region. Its name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.The urban area of Dunedin lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour, and the harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano. The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula, and along the shores of the Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Dunedin was the largest New Zealand city by territorial land area until superseded by Auckland with the formation of the Auckland Council in November 2010. Archaeological evidence points to lengthy occupation of the area by Māori prior to the arrival of Europeans. The province and region of Otago takes its name from the Ngāi Tahu village of Otakou at the mouth of the harbour, which became a whaling station in the 1830s. In 1848 a Scottish settlement was established by the Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland. Between 1855 and 1900 many thousands of Scots emigrated to the incorporated city. Dunedin became wealthy during the Central Otago Gold Rush, beginning in the 1860s. In the mid-1860s, and between 1878 and 1881, it was New Zealand's largest urban area. The city population at 5 March 2013 was 120,246. While Hamilton, Tauranga and Lower Hutt have eclipsed the city in size of population since the 1980s to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons.Dunedin has a diverse economy, which includes manufacturing, publishing and technology-based industries as well as education, research and tourism. The city's most important activity centres around tertiary education—Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic. Students account for a large proportion of the population; 21.6 per cent of the city's population was aged between 15 and 24 at the 2006 census, compared to the New Zealand average of 14.2 per cent. In 2014 Dunedin was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/