Job Opening: Assocate Professor/Professor in Media Studies (Asia-Pacific)

job opening - 5Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Location: New Zealand
Position: Associate Professor

The School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria is seeking to make a senior appointment, at either Professor or Associate Professor level, in its Media Studies Programme. Established in 2001, the Programme has a sizeable undergraduate student population, a fast-growing MA and PhD programme and an excellent research culture. The Programme adopts a critical media studies approach in its research and teaching.

Applicants should have research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Media in the Asia-Pacific region
Global media industries
Popular culture

The appointee will be expected to have a PhD in Media Studies or related field, to have an excellent research record with an international reputation in her or his specialist field; to have significant supervisory experience and the potential to attract new post-graduates; and to have extensive experience of teaching at the tertiary level. The ability to build positive working relationships within the discipline and to work in an interdisciplinary context is also important. Experience of academic administration would be an advantage.

Applications should include the following material: a letter of interest addressing teaching, research and leadership goals; a curriculum vitae with the name of three referees; writing samples, teaching evaluations and a research plan will be required for the next phase of the process but can be submitted initially.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Thierry Jutel, Head of School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies (

Applications close, midnight New Zealand time, 1 March 2015

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at

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Further information can be obtained from Dr Thierry Jutel, Head of School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies (



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