[csaa-forum] 2 media studies opps: jobs & PhD s'ship

Melanie Swalwell Melanie.Swalwell at vuw.ac.nz
Tue Jun 22 08:40:52 CST 2004

Apologies for x-posts.

See 2 posts below re opportunities in media studies: the first is for lectureships (4), the second for a PhD scholarship on digital media in NZ.  The position description for the jobs is at http://www.haineslink.co.nz/ExpressOnline/pdfs/71317_jobdesc.pdf 

Please circulate to interested people.


Media Studies is an established and fast growing programme at Victoria University. It requires four new Lecturers to contribute to existing courses and consolidate the developing curriculum. Applicants should have demonstrated research and teaching interests in any of the following fields: Visual media culture, television, popular music, radio, audience studies, and media in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The ability to contribute to at least one of the first year core introductory Media Studies courses and, in particular, the second year course Media in Aotearoa New Zealand would be an advantage.

A completed or nearly completed PhD in Media Studies or a closely related discipline is required.

The positions are to start from 1 February 2005.
These are permanent appointments, subject to a three-year probationary period.

Media Studies takes advantage of the special nature of Wellington as the capital city, and the cultural and creative centre of New Zealand. The Wellington location offers staff and students access to central media institutions, media industries, and media organisations.

Applications close 23 July 2004.
Please quote ref HSS 429.

Please ensure that you have read the attached role description before applying for this role.

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


Media Studies
School of English, Film and Theatre

Vice Chancellor's Strategic Research Scholarships 2004/2005

for a scholar working on Digital Media in New Zealand in relation to New Zealand Media Policy and Audience

Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington is a new and rapidly expanding programme with a range of research interests.  The programme wishes to expand on its current research strengths by offering a strategic PhD scholarship for research on digital media, the formation of government digital media policy and its relationship with New Zealand audiences and media users.  

The digital media form will depend on the research interests of the scholarship awardee and the availability of staff for supervision, but may include: digital television, electronic gaming, or the Internet.  Policy concerns may include regulation of ownership, accessibility, censorship or other areas.

Digital media and its impact on both state policy and audiences involves examinations at the cutting edge of media development, and is central to understanding the evolution of contemporary media in New Zealand. 

The research project will
	-	assist in understanding the rhetoric around public debates on digital media and policy in cultural and historical terms
	-	contribute to understanding the role of audience in discussions of digital media policy
	-	provide an analysis of the predicted impact of the growth of digital media on New Zealand audiences

For further information on the Media Studies Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, see http://www2.vuw.ac.nz/seft/top/mediastudies.htm 

For further information on the Strategic Research Scholarship in Media Studies, please contact:
				Associate Professor Roy Shuker, 
			   Director of the Media Studies Programme
				School of English, Film and Theatre
			   +64 4 463 6821
				roy.shuker [at] vuw.ac.nz 

Dr Melanie Swalwell
Media Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

ph:  +64 4 463 7446
fax: +64 4 463 5091 

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