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Part-time positions for 2017

Part-time positions available in Wits Media Studies

The Department of Media Studies at Wits is recruiting for tutors/teachers at various levels for 2017. This is a chance to work with an exciting department within this growing and globally recognised field.

1. Second year tutors
First semester: Texts, Audiences and Processes of Reception
Second semester: Sociology of News Production
Duties:
- Teach 1-2 tutorial groups of 45 minutes each per week, with classes of around 20 students
- Attend a weekly tutors' meeting to be briefed about the content of the week's lecture and given a tutorial outline and exercises to follow
- Mark one tutorial assignment, one practical assignment and one essay per semester
- Attend marking workshops before assignments are handed in
- Invigilate exams at the end of each semester
Requirements:
- Currently registered at Wits
- Undergraduate degree in Media Studies
- At least one year of tutoring experience
Students who have completed Honours degrees in Media Studies or related subjects and students who have undertaken Media Studies' first year tutor training will be prioritised. Students on PMA can use this as a way to work out the hours owed to the university. Those not on PMA will be paid according to standard Wits rates.
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2. Wits Plus lecturers
First semester: Media & Society (1st year), Texts, Audiences and Processes of Reception (2nd year)
Second semester: Reading Media Forms (1st year), Sociology of News Production (2nd year)
Duties:
- Adapt existing 1st and 2nd year course outlines to the requirements of Wits Plus
- Work closely with course coordinators to ensure that teaching and learning outcomes are met
- Liaise with full-time lecturers to acquire lectures slides/notes
- Deliver weekly evening lectures to part-time students
- Mark tutorial assignments, essays and exams
- Communicate with students, Wits Plus and department to ensure course runs smoothly
- Communicate with external examiners
- Design and run exams at end of semester
Requirements:
- An Honours degree in Media Studies or a related discipline
- At least two years of teaching/tutoring experience
- Excellent administrative and communication skills
Wits Plus lecturers do not have to be currently registered at the university. Applicants can apply to teach any number of the four courses. Applicants who have or are close to completing a Masters degree will be prioritised. These positions are paid by Wits Plus at their standard rates.
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3. Sessional lecturer (parental leave cover)
First semester: Media Economics (Hons); Texts, Audiences and Processes of Reception (2nd year)
Duties:
- Teach a specified number of classes on these two courses, with particular emphasis on Media Economics (core issues: creative & cultural industries and media economics/political economies)
- Work closely with course coordinators to ensure that teaching and learning outcomes are met
- Co-design and deliver individual lectures according to pre-existing course outlines
- At 2nd year level: moderate some assignments and essays and mark some exams
- At Honours level: mark some assignments, essays and exams
Requirements:
- An MA or PhD in Media Studies or a related discipline
- At least two years of teaching/tutoring experience
- Excellent administrative and communication skills
- An interest in creative & cultural industries, media economics/political-economies, processes of reception of media products
Sessional lecturers do not have to be currently registered at the university. Applicants will be expected to teach on both courses. Class dates and times will be confirmed in January. This position is supported through funds received by the Department as part of an ongoing UNESCO research project. Lecturers will be paid at a competitive rate commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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