JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES – Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Two-year contract position Grant funded

 The Department of Journalism in the School of Literature and Language Studies is seeking to employ a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer on a two-year contract, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach Journalism and Media Studies courses, particularly in the fields of investigative and/or digital journalism;
  • Co-ordinate and grow the mid-career Honours and short-course programmes, which aim to develop the skills of working journalists;
  • Conduct and supervise research.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in both journalism and teaching and have strong professional experience, including at senior editorial levels.  They should be self-motivated and have an extensive understanding of the changing skills needs of working journalists.

Requirements of a candidate for Lecturer: A Masters or PhD in Journalism or cognate discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field, together with teaching and research experience.

Requirements of a candidate for Senior Lecturer: A PhD in Journalism or cognate discipline, strong teaching and research experience.

Enquiries: Adj Prof F Krüger, e-mail:


Submit a letter of motivation, full curriculum vitae, certified copies of qualifications and identity document and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses).

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”

External applicant are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at

CLOSING DATE:    30 November 2016