Dr. Shah Md. Nister Jahan Kabir
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

Professional Exprience of Dr. Shah Md. Nister Jahan Kabir

Academic/Teaching Experiences

A. Visiting Academic: (August 01, 2015 to December 31, 2015), Professional Communication and Media Program, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

Associate Professor: (Since September, 2014) Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

B. Tutor: In 2009: Department of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand

C. Lecturer/Assistant Professor: From December 1998 to March 2005 [Actively]. Then March 2005 to 2012 [Study leave], Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Duties and Responsibilities for Jobs A, B and C:

  • Initiation and development of subject material and course curriculum 

  • The preparation and delivery of lectures, workshops, seminars and conducting tutorials

  • Co-ordination and the conduct of practical courses for Journalism and Communication classes

  • Supervision of Honours/Masters students’ research projects and thesis

  • The conduct of research and involvement in relevant professional activity

  • Marking and assessment, evaluating oral presentations

  • Attending departmental and faculty meetings and play role in planning and committee work

  • Play role as a member of examination committee and admission of undergraduate students

  • Any other duties assigned by the University or Head of the Department from time to time

  • Courses taught/tutored at graduate and undergraduate levels: Public Relations, Concept of Communication; Concept of Journalism; Communication Theories; Media Ethics; Political Economy and Media; Mass Communication; Public Relations; Development Issues and Communication; History of Movies (Hollywood & India); Communication Research Methodology; & Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media.

Professional Experiences


  • Staff correspondent at the Daily Ajker Kagoj, Dhaka Bangladesh (1993-1995)

  • Staff correspondent at the Daily Bhorer Kajoj, Dhaka Bangladesh (1995-1996)

  • Freelance journalist, the Weekly Robbar, the Daily Ittefaq, daily Prothom-alo, Bangladesh

b. Editor of the publishing house – Anyodhara Prokashoni – Dhaka Bangladesh (since December 2012). I was one of the members of the editorial board of the same publishing house since 2002.

c. Public Relations Officer/Publicity Officer for the Forest Research Institute, Chittagong, under the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Bangladesh (1997-1998)

d. Creative writer: Have four books (two novels and two collections of short stories) published in 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002. More two manuscripts (a collection of short stories and a novel) are ready to send to a publisher.

e. Research Assistant in the School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia (2005 to 2007).