The School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with teaching and research experience in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Communications or related disciplines, to join a research-active, growing department at an internationally acclaimed institution. Candidates with a research specialisation in media, culture and communications in relation to news, politics, race, gender, or social activism will be considered preferable, although all relevant research expertise will be considered.

Qualifications required:

• A completed PhD in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Communications or a closely related discipline in the social sciences/humanities.
• An active research agenda with a clear sense of future directions and existing contributions to the field.
• Evidence of publications in progress or of plans to publish out of the PhD.
• Teaching experience in Media Studies or related disciplines from a critical orientation, and with the ability to teach across diverse theoretical areas and methodological approaches.

Duties: Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; supervision of Hons, MA and PhD research, administration within the department and at School level; service to the Faculty and contributing to the research output of the University.

Remuneration: A competitive package will be offered depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

Enquiries: Dr M. Iqani (011) 717 4123 or

To apply:
Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV 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 profile on the Wits
i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

CLOSING DATE: 22 May 2015