Fulltime Faculty, Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) at Aga Khan University (AKU)
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Research, Teaching & Training

NairobiFull Time

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Job Summary

PHD in a relevant discipline – Journalism or Media and Communication from a recognized university;

  • Minimum Qualification:PHD
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Summary

  • The Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) seeks to hire a faculty member who will help to nurture the next generation of journalists, media leaders and communications professionals for the East Africa Region.
  • The main purpose of this role is support and teach and share knowledge with students in the various academic programmes offered by GSMC: Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation (EMMLI), Masters of Arts in Digital Journalism (MADJ) and a upcoming program in Strategic Communications.
  • As well as being a media scholar, the faculty will have a comprehensive knowledge of trends in the media and communication industry as well all-round competence in the practical application of different forms of digital media.


  • Teach across the GSMC academic programs including Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation (EMMLI), Masters in Digital Journalism (MADJ) and Strategic Communications and train in the professional development courses;
  • Collaborate with AKU colleagues to create online content to support the teaching of academic and professional development courses;
  • Conduct and evaluate students’ performance through examinations and other assessment parameters as per university guide;
  • Counsel and coach students on course-related matters, career path planning, advising on thesis establishment and development as well as guiding on projects;
  • Contribute to the development of new curriculum and/or the review of existing curricular;
  • Provide leadership and subject matter expertise in journalism, digital media, media leadership and communications; and
  • Actively work towards research funding, by writing proposals, engaging in grant applications and hosting research conventions.


  • PHD in a relevant discipline – Journalism or Media and Communication from a recognised university;
  • She/he should have 3-5 years of teaching experience at university level. Experience in working with graduate students is essential;
  • She/he should have experience in blended teaching, both online and in person;
  • She/he will have strong research and/or practice portfolio;
  • She/he should demonstrate achievement in academic delivery, development of course content and outlines and programme coordination;
  • She/he should be able to work independently;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; and
  • Evidence of leadership will be an added advantage.

Applications should be submitted latest by June 30, 2023

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