Lecturer in Communication Studies - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies

Lecturer in Communication Studies - Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme


  • Make the most of your PhD and begin your academic career at AUT
  • Permanent, full time lecturing role at NZ's second largest and fastest growing university
  • Based at AUT's City Campus in the Auckland CBD

AUT's 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers Māori and/or Pacific scholars permanent, full-time appointments as research-active lecturers within a dedicated programme support network. The University is proactively engaged in growing the number of Maori and Pacific academics at AUT and is dedicated to increasing the participation and success of Māori and Pacific peoples across all academic disciplines.


Communication Studies is positioned at the interface of symbolic, political, cultural, technological and industrial drivers of social development and transformation. The school's vision is to participate in a dynamic and changing world through practical, analytical, critical, creative and collaborative engagement with the practices of communicative action that shape and reflect that world. We understand the accomplishment of this vision is to involve two key components. First, providing teaching that equips students with the technical and critical analytical skills to navigate the contemporary media and communications environment. Second, producing innovative, creative research that advances our knowledge of communicative practice and contributes to society.  

AUT's School of Communication Studies has a strong commitment to increasing appointments of Maori and Pacific staff in academic roles. We are seeking a lecturer in communication studies to provide excellence in teaching and research within our school; this includes central responsibilities teaching in the undergraduate/pre-degree program, our postgraduate program, postgraduate supervisions and gaining high achievements in academic publications.


Seeking applicants with the following teaching and research interests:

  • Applicants should be able to teach across core papers in the Bachelor of Communication Studies degree; including Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication and Media and Communication.  
  • Research Interests will be within the broad fields of communication studies, media studies or discourse studies


Important eligibility criteria: 

  • This must be your first full-time, permanent academic teaching position in a university
  • You must have a completed PhD, or will have submitted your completed thesis for examination by 31 December 2017 - ideally in Communication Studies, Media Studies, discourse studies or a related area
  • You will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in teaching as well as research
  • Preference will be given to candidates who identify as either Māori or Pacific, and can demonstrate a commitment to promoting the educational advancement of Māori or Pacific youth
  • You must be able to start between 1 January - 26 February 2018


Please apply directly below using the 'Apply Now' button below. 


Sound interesting but not sure if you're eligible? Please feel free to call Mike Wood, Recruitment Manager on (09) 921-9185 as I'm happy to chat with you further to help you work out if this programme might be a great option for you.


Please Note:

  • Closing date for applications is Friday, 22 September 2017
  • Interviews will take place throughout October 2017


Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer, we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.


Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please contact Mike Wood mike.wood@aut.ac.nz. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.


Job Details

Reference # 54017

Posted on 22 Aug 2017

Closes on 22 Sep 2017 23:55

Position Lecturer

Campus City Campus

School/Department School of Communication Studies

Job level(s) Graduate, Intermediate

Employment type(s) Full-time permanent

More details (document) Early Career Academic Programme - Generic AUT Lecturer PD.pdf

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