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We're hiring! Two positions available in Wits Media Studies


Lecturer / Associate Lecturer - (2 Positions)

The Department of Media Studies is one of the pre-eminent sites for the study of media, culture, communication and politics in the global south and maintains an impressive level of research activity alongside a constantly evolving teaching programme. Departmental culture is diverse, inclusive and non-hierarchical. The department offers an undergraduate major, as well as Honours, MA and PhD degrees.



The Department is seeking two exceptional emerging scholars to join us at Lecturer and/or Associate Lecturer level to start in 2018.


For the Lecturer position: a PhD in a relevant discipline; records of publication and conference presentation; experience of teaching, academic administration and postgraduate supervision. 
For the Associate Lecturer position: a PhD, submitted or very close to completion, in a relevant discipline; experience of teaching; an appropriate record of publication, conference presentation and academic administration; some experience of postgraduate supervision. 


Successful appointees will be expected to contribute to teaching at all levels, from undergraduate to Honours, both in Media Studies and in related fields housed in the School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM); to supervise at all levels of postgraduate study; and to contribute to the intellectual life and administrative requirements of the department. They will be supported to develop a research profile that leads to national and international recognition and will be expected to produce research outputs commensurate with the University’s standards.

As an interdisciplinary department we are interested in applicants who specialise in areas including, but not limited to, political economy, African politics, media policy, queer theory, decolonial theory and visual culture. In line with the department’s transformation policy, black South Africans are particularly encouraged to apply.



How to apply:

Please submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses). *Applicants must clearly specify on the motivation letter at which level they wish to be appointed.  
- Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path iWits /Self Service application/“Apply for a job”
- External applicants are invited to apply by registering profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting an application.

The University is committed to employment equity.  Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates, including qualifications and credit standing.

Closing Date: 19th November 2017

Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting. 
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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