Professor/Associate Professor- Senior Lecturer/Lecturer – Digital and New Media/Journalism

Reporting to the HOD, the main duties and responsibilities of Lecturer will be that of teaching, conducting solution-oriented research that will lead to transformative policy changes and innovation in the field of Media and Journalism in line with Education 5.0.

Desired Attributes:

  • PhD Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) or its equivalent.
  • Master’s Degree in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) or its equivalent 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) or its equivalent 
  • Academic authority (teaching and research) in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) or its equivalent 
  • Strong record of relevant teaching, research, and publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrable competencies in innovation and industrialization that are in sync with Education 5.0
  • Track record of income-generating projects and resource mobilisation

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver teaching material for various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) or its equivalent and related courses. 
  • Active engagement in high-quality research; implementing new developments in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s); 
  • Setting up original theoretical and practical research or key technologies in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) and enhancing international academic influence. 
  • Innovative teaching and student assessment for taught courses. 
  • Impactful research and innovation in the area of Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) 
  • Supervision of research projects and dissertations for undergraduates in Digital and New Media/Journalism(s) 
  • Developing and implementing community engagement projects and community service 
  • Advising undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Administrative tasks related to teaching and learning
  • Teamwork in the development of new modules, and programmes in line with the Higher Education Qualification Framework structures (ZIMCHE). 
  • Commitment to maintenance of high standards of ethical behaviour.
Please note that the duties and responsibilities of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor and Professor are grouped into 5 main categories which are: a) Teaching - The incumbent is expected to teach or deliver lectures in accordance with the Department and or College guidelines and standards. b) University Service and Community Engagement - The incumbent should participate in all Department, College and University activities such as attending meetings, training workshops, conferences and seminars, among others. c) Research - The incumbent is expected to engage in active research in his/her area of specialization which benefits the students, the Global community and the University. d) Innovation - Innovations should lead to the production of goods and services. e) Industrialisation - Through the commercialisation of goods and services.

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an application letter, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification (ID & birth certificate), and a detailed curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, date of availability, current salary, contact details, names and addresses of three referees. The application pack should be sent as, a single pdf file to the e-mail address is mandatory by no later than 1400 hours on Friday, 01 March 2024. Applicants should indicate the post being applied for on the application letter, and only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

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