Lecturer (P000747)

Listing reference: nwu_002231
Listing status: Closed
Apply by: 30 November 2023
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Others: Education and Training
Location: Potchefstroom
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.
NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS) FACULTY OF HUMANITIES SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION POSITION NUMBER: P000747 VACANCY: LECTURER PEROMNES GRADE: A8 EMPLOYMENT TYPE: PERMANENT PURPOSE OF THE POSITION The School of Communication Studies at the NWU (Potchefstroom Campus) has one vacancy for a lecturer (Master’s degree) in the vibrant and dynamic field of communication, subject field journalism media studies OR development communication.
Job description

 Teaching and learning:
  •     Teach introductory and advanced level courses to a diverse student body, including topics relevant to theory in the field of communication, with specialisation in journalism and media studies (e.g., media and society), and practical mass media skills and/or development communication.
  •     Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses/topics in introductory news production following a process-based approach across all platforms, and mass media theory.
  •    Teach general communication courses, especially introductory level development communication courses.
  •     Bring strong pedagogy to teaching; engage in a practical, hands-on program of teaching; and provide strong mentoring to students.
  •     Contribute to curricular revision to reflect the latest trends in the field, and to build and expand the communication subject group across all campuses.
  •     Contribute to curriculum development.
  •    Study guide development and updates.
  •     Administration of student marks and assessment.
  •     Provide supervision to postgraduate students in journalism and media studies and/or development communication.
  •     Advise students on a research, academic and work-integrated learning (WIL) level.
 Research and innovation:
  •     Doing scholarly research in the context of sustainable communication with the aim of research outputs.
  •     Participation in research projects with colleagues.
 Academic leadership, management and administration:
  •     Responsible for all administrative tasks with regards to the above.
  •     Share responsibility for faculty, school, subject-group, and specialisation group assignments as required.
 Community and scientific engagement:
  •     Engage in various community engagement activities, including service learning, engaged research and volunteerrism for the benefit of the community.

Minimum requirements

  •     A Master’s degree in Communication with specialisation in journalism and media studies and/or development communication (NQF Level 9).
  •     A minimum of 2 year’s teaching experience of undergraduate and honours students at a higher education institution.
  •     Experience in postgraduate supervision.
  •     Publication of academic articles/Presentation of work at academic conferences.
  •     Involvement in community engagement activities.
  •     Professional experience as an editorial journalist.
  •     Experience in creating different types of digital media for news.
  •     Experience in using online learning management systems for presentation of lesson content and assessment.
  •     Sound understanding of the broad communication discipline with emphasis on journalism in the 21st century.
  •     Ability to teach in a face-to-face, blended, or online environment.
  •     Ability to use the MS Office Suite.
  •     Adobe Creative Suite competencies (with emphasis on InDesign and Photoshop).
  •     Ability to create study material.
  •     Ability to create a learning environment.
  •    Within higher education: The ability to teach all journalistic programmes offered at the NWU.
  •     Within industry-related environments: Competent in journalistic writing, editing, design, social media, data visualisation and analysis, multimedia storytelling and magazine journalism.
  • Experience in broadcast journalism and news management a plus.
  •     Team player.
  •    Sound relations with colleagues.
  •     Able to work independently.
  •    Strong work ethic

The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.
ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO:                            Prof Lida Holtzhausen on 018 299 1645
CLOSING DATE:                                                                                                               30 November 2023
PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES:                                                                    01 January 2024
Kindly take note: applications must be submitted online through the official NWU vacancy website.
Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.
The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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