Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Communication Studies in the School of Journalism and Media Studies At Rhodes University
ABOUT THE ROLE
The School of Journalism and Media Studies is looking for dynamic scholar who is grounded in communication studies to contribute to the academic project of the School as set out in its vision statement. As part of this, to participate in producing self-reflexive graduates and media workers whose practice is probing, imaginative, civic minded and outspoken. To contribute to the fields of knowledge and the social environment in which the school is based. To do all of this through teaching, research, community engagement and media production with a focus on communication practice as it manifests in all levels of society.
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor
A PhD in Communication studies or a cognate discipline with experience in the practice of communication is required with experience in teaching in disciplinary areas such as Communication for Development, Strategic Development; Engaged and Participative Communication; Digital Communication; Audience Studies.
For additional requirements, please refer to the Educational requirements and experience in the academic role profile below.
Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.
Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.
In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations) as amended, international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.
The following documents are required:
- An application form;
- A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts;
- A substantial motivation which tells us:
- Your research trajectory.
- Your teaching approach and experience.
- The level you are applying for, your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements.
It is essential that prospective candidates read the academic role profile, further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.
If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:
The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process of short-listing, the interview etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.
Annual Basic salary: R631,639.00 per annum
Approximate annual cost to company: R899,440.00 per annum
Annual Basic salary: R751,736.00 per annum
Approximate annual cost to company: R1,067,269.00 per annum
All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.
Candidates should note that Rhodes University has introduced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate and that staff members are required to conform to the University’s conditions in this regard.
Closing Date: 16 January 2023
If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.