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Lecturer/ Senior lecturer in English

Massey University, School of English and Media Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job Title: Lecturer/ Senior lecturer in English
Reference Code: A203-17CA
Job Location: Palmerston North
New Zealand
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Application Closing Date: 8/15/2017
Date Posted: 2017-07-05

Job Description

Lecturer/ Senior lecturer in English
Massey University

School of English and Media Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palmerston North

Massey University's School of English and Media Studies is established on three campuses in Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. It has a strong record in teaching excellence and pastoral care in an interactive learning environment. Courses are taught in internal and distance learning modes (including online delivery), at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School currently offers programmes in English, Media Studies, Creative Writing, Expressive Arts, Public and Professional Writing, and Theatre Studies.

Applications are invited for an 3 year fixed-term, full-time position as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in English (US equivalent Assistant/Associate Professor) within the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University (New Zealand).

We are looking for a candidate with research and teaching strengths in twentieth century literature. All applications will be carefully considered, but we particularly encourage applicants with additional specialisations in one or more of the following areas: contemporary literature, genre fiction, postcolonial literature, transnational literature, environmental literature, and digital humanities.

As the successful appointee you will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the School's core courses in English literary studies ("Introduction to English Studies" and/or "Literary Landmarks: Words that Changed the World"), and contribute to the ongoing development of the undergraduate and postgraduate English programmes.

The Massey English BA English major consists of three literary strands - nation and period, genre and theme, and New Zealand and Pacific - and a fourth strand of creative and applied writing courses cross-listed from related programmes. Candidates are also encouraged to look at the School's full range of programmes and consider possible areas of synergy and cross-disciplinary co-operation in their teaching.

The position is based at Massey University's Manawatu campus in Palmerston North. The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will take up the appointment in January 2018.

Job Requirements

The appointee will have a completed PhD at the time of application. Academic publications and other evidence of ongoing research, as well as experience of teaching English at University level are expected. An ability to teach English at postgraduate level and to supervise research up to and including PhD level is required.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Closing date: 15 August 2017
Reference number: A203-17CA

For further information and to apply online, visit:

Enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Jenny Lawn ( or +64-92136337), School of English and Media Studies, Massey University.

Applications close on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, and should be submitted via the Massey Careers website

Applications should include a full CV and names and addresses of three referees.


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