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Film Lecturer and Fundi Selected for Flagship Programme



Film Lecturer and Fundi Selected for Flagship Programme

The Department of Visual Communication’s Film programme’s senior lecturer, Dr Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren, has been selected for the flagship Future Professors Programme 2023 by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). TUT

The prestigious Future Professors Programme has selected film lecturer and fundi Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren.

Film Lecturer and Fundi Selected for Flagship Programme

The Future Professors Programme is a national, collaborative initiative led by Prof Jonathan Jansen, a distinguished professor at the University of Stellenbosch that aims to develop academic excellence and leadership skills in university scholarship in order to contribute to the development of South African professoriates in the future.

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An applicant should possess a doctorate in any discipline and also have some academic achievement that signals advancement to the professoriate. NRF ratings are not required, but are advantageous.

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Dr Jansen van Vuuren is an NRF Y-rated researcher who specializes in historical and contemporary South African cinema. At conferences around the world, she most recently presented her research at the 2018 Film and History Conference in Madison, Wisconsin (USA).

Recently, during the Joburg Film Festival, she was regularly interviewed about her extensive film knowledge.

Future Professors Programme

She reports on the domestic and international film industry in addition to her academic duties for Radio Sonder Grense (RSG). She won national media awards for her work in the latter capacity.

When asked how the Future Professors Programme will benefit her professional advancement, she replied: “I always look forward to pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and learning from others.

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In academia, we usually only engage scholars in our own field or at our own university, so what excites me about this opportunity is the opportunity to meet and interact with scholars from across the country..” Film Lecturer

This two-year fellowship is open to qualified scholars from all South African universities every year. Approximately 30 fellows are in each of three cohorts.

Through this programme, synergies will be fostered that will benefit the fellows once they enter the professoriate, and will also benefit the next generation of South Africans. Film Lecturer

The goal is to foster academic networks, excellence in teaching, sharing of resources and visiting scholars, engaging students and the public, engaging interdisciplinary groups, and developing innovative and fundamental intellectual projects.

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“This is a wonderful opportunity for the expedited development of a strong female faculty member,” said Prof Nalini Moodley, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design. This journey will have a wide range of benefits for the Faculty, primarily through enhanced scholarship.

Contributing to the development of research capacity in the creative industries through excellence in teaching and supervision. It is no doubt that Dr Jansen Van Vuuren will share this journey with his colleagues in the Faculty, as he is a generous academic. She is in my thoughts.” Film Lecturer

  • There are two components to the Future Professors Programme, residential meetings lead by prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines, followed by international engagements.

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