JOB TITLE: Senior Lecturer – Department of Mass Communication & Journalism
Reports to: HOD
Location: Main Campus
To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with University
strategy, policy and procedures, undertake research activity and engage in enterprise activity,
influencing leading-edge practice.
Learning and teaching
Responsible for managing taught programmes, including oversight of day to day operational
processes (e.g. timetabling, assessment, examination systems) and programme
Ensure that programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and
regulations of the University.
Contribute to the development of academic processes across the institution.
Contribute to the development of learning and teaching strategies.
Teach a range of materials.
Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which
create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
Oversee the monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to personal
tutors and students as appropriate
Research and knowledge transfer
Develop and maintain a network of research and knowledge transfer related contacts, in the
University and the wider specialist community
Be committed to ensuring that research has impact beyond academia
Continually update own knowledge in the field of specialization
Supervise students in their respective academic project work
Lead learning and teaching activities in a particular area as agreed.
Contribute to the administration of the academic programme, by supporting student
recruitment, induction etc.
Advise and coach colleagues
Undertake other activities, as required
Managing people and resources
Provide academic leadership to those working within programme areas, for example by agreeing on work plans to ensure that programmes are delivered effectively or organizing the work of a team by agreeing to objectives and work plans.
Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the individual performance
review process and providing advice on personal development.
Contribute to the overall management of the School / Faculty in areas such as resource
management, business and programme planning. Undertake line management responsibilities
Be responsible for setting standards and monitoring progress against agreed criteria for area of
Be involved in the School / Faculty level strategic planning and contribute to the University’s
strategic planning process.
Plan and deliver consultancy or similar programmes and ensure that resources are available.
Formal Education and Certification
The candidate must have an MPhil or MSc in Mass Communication /PR/Journalism from an
He / She must have worked as a Senior Lecturer for at least five (5) years.
Must have at least 6 publications from refereed journals.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
Appropriate academic qualifications at postgraduate level (normally a doctorate or equivalent)
Evidence of research performance and research outputs of international standard
Ability to deliver high-quality teaching
Understanding and proven experience of research methods and processes
Understanding of good professional practice in learning and teaching
Interested applicants should apply by e-mailing their CVs and cover letters details to
HR@bluecrest.edu.gh by close of day May 22, 2020. Only short listed applicant will be