Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Open to all
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

Job Description:
The Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Johannesburg is seeking to appoint a senior lecturer or associate professor in the field of film, television and screen studies. We are seeking an exceptionally motivated, qualified, and well-published senior academic to contribute to, and expand, the Department’s current teaching and research interests/specialisations. We are looking for a colleague who can contribute meaningfully to our creative outputs agenda, has the interest and potential to develop innovative teaching and learning materials for our film and television modules and is able to contribute to strategic research priorities by conducting independent research in the field of communication and media more broadly. We would particularly welcome applications from those with experience of filmmaking or video content creation, in an industry context as well as candidates with practical knowledge and skills relevant to the production, distribution or exhibition of screen media.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures and/or practical sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Prepare/design and mark assignments, tests, and exams.
  • Attend departmental and faculty meetings.
  • Build a research profile and publish articles in peer-reviewed/accredited journals.
  • Contribute towards the creative outputs agenda of the Department and the Faculty
  • Supervise postgraduate students.
  • Be actively involved and perform any other tasks or activities which fall within the general functioning of the Department of Communication & Media.
  • Participate in community engagement initiatives in the Department of Communication & Media and within the Faculty.

Minimum requirements

  • PhD in Film, Television, Screen Studies, Audio-visual Media, or commensurate field.
  • 3 years theoretical and practical creative practice and teaching experience at the tertiary level.
  • Experience of filmmaking or video content creation (conceived broadly) in a community or industry context.
  • Evidence of instruction that demonstrates teaching practical knowledge and skills relevant to the production, distribution or exhibition of screen media, and the capability and readiness to prepare printed and online teaching materials for distance learning.
  • Experience of teaching screen media curriculum at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrable expertise in creative practices and analytical techniques.
  • A track record of successful research, and publication or equivalent practice-based work (exhibitions, videos, etc.), in Film, Television, or Screen studies, commensurate with career stage.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relational skills.
  • Ability to function well under pressure.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience in Moodle (or related E-teaching platform) and blended learning.
  • Demonstrated ability/experience to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Produced accredited creative outputs or academic research publications (articles or book chapters). 
  • Postgraduate supervisory experience.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof Admire Mare (HOD) on Tel: (011) 599-3776
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Lungisa Zihlangu (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-2956


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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