Herman Wasserman
Herman Wasserman
Herman
Wasserman
Interim Chair holder Professor Head
Rhodes University
South Africa
27-46-603-8111
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1 August 2010- current:


Professor
of Journalism and Media/Cultural Studies; Deputy Head of School of Journalism
and Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa.


Honorary
Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK





1 September 2008-31 July 2010


Senior
Lecturer in Journalism Studies, Department of Journalism Studies, University of
Sheffield, UK.


Responsibilities
include:


Teaching and supervision:


Teaching MA modules Global Journalism; Ethics and
Regulation; Journalism, Globalisation, and Development. Supervising dissertations and theses from BA to
PhD level. Course leader of MA Global Journalism.





Research:


Conducting research, presenting conference papers and
publishing research outputs.


Arranging and hosting research seminars and conferences
(e.g. seminar on media coverage of mass violence and genocide, June 2009;
seminar on political communication in new democracies, September 2009; seminar
on ethnic diversity in newsrooms)


Writing funding proposals for research grant bids.


Hosting visiting scholars





Administration and leadership:


Member of Departmental Research Executive, which deals with
departmental research policies and strategies (including RAE/REF submissions,
research focus areas, grants etc.)


Departmental coordinator of international student exchanges
(Erasmus programme and Study Abroad programme, including student visit to Media
Representation at the European Commission in Brussels)


Member of
working group for curriculum design on undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Designed new MA in Global Journalism, and as course leader responsible for
course accreditation, admissions and co-ordinating delivery of modules.





Employer’s address:


Prof Jackie Harrisson, HoD


Department of Journalism Studies


The University of Sheffield


18-22 Regent Street,


Sheffield S1 3NJ
UK


Tel +44 (0) 114 222 2500





1
July 2007-current


Associate
Professor Extraordinary, Department of Journalism, University of Stellenbosch,
South Africa.


Acting
as supervisor for two PhD candidates.





Employer’s address:


Prof Lizette
Rabe, HoD


Department
of Journalism


University
of Stellenbosch


Private Bag
X1


Matieland
7602


South Africa



Tel +27
(0)21 808 3488

















1 July 2007-31 August 2008


Lecturer
in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, Newcastle University, UK.


Responsibilities
include:


Teaching and supervision:


Teaching modules Global Media and Media Analysis on BA and
MA degree programmes.


Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research
projects.





Research:


Conducting research, presenting conference papers and publishing
outputs.


Writing funding proposals for research grant bids.


Hosting visiting scholars





Administration and Leadership:


Chair of Board
of Studies for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes





Employer’s address:


Prof Deborah Chambers


School of Arts and Cultures
Armstrong Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 5336


Reason
for leaving: Offered position as senior lecturer at University of Sheffield





1 January 2002-30 June 2007


Associate
Professor of Journalism (2006-2007)/ Senior Lecturer (2002-2005), Department of
Journalism, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Responsibilities include:


Teaching and supervision:


Teaching modules
on Media Ethics, Media Culture & the
Information Society, Media and Society, Broadcast Journalism, Arts Journalism
on BPhil and MPhil level.


Supervision of MPhil and DPhil research
projects, dissertations and theses.





Research:


Conducting research, presenting conference papers and producing research publication outputs


Writing of funding proposals for
research grant bids.


Co-ordinating administration of
research output by members of the
department.


Arranging and hosting colloquia,
workshops and conferences


Hosting visiting scholars





Administration and leadership:


Co-ordinator
of Master’s and Doctoral programmes. Curriculum development and general
management and administration of MPhil and DPhil programmes. Established and co-ordinated seminar week for part-time
MPhil students.


Departmental facilitator for the
recognition of prior learning (RPL) of graduate applicants.


Co-responsible for selection and
admission of new BPhil, MPhil and DPhil applicants


Co-ordinating students’ involvement in
community radio station (MFM) and representing department on radio station’s
controlling body (until 2004)





Employer’s
address:


Prof Lizette
Rabe


Department
of Journalism


University
of Stellenbosch


Private Bag
X1


Matieland
7602


South Africa



Tel +27
(0)21 808 3488


Reason
for leaving: After sabbatical leave as visiting fellow at Indiana University in
the USA at the end of 2006, I realised I needed to gain further international
experience and was offered a position to help develop a new programme in media
and cultural studies at Newcastle University, UK.





2001





Rykie van Reenen Fellowship in the
Department of Journalism, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (Secondment from Media24)





1995-2001


Journalist at Die Burger newspaper, Cape Town.





Responsibilities include:


Intially general news reporting, crime
reporting, municipal reporting, as well as sub-editing in the night office.


In 1996 moved to arts desk where I was
arts writer and books editor and editor of Boekewêreld, a national books
supplement of Media24.





Did freelance
reporting for weekly newspaper City Press,
several magazines (including Insig, De
Kat) and the online publication Litnet.



Reason for leaving: Offered a secondment
as Rykie van Reenen Fellow to Department of Journalism, Stellenbosch
University.