Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Media

Thursday, 21 March 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 19 April 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


The School of Communication and Arts is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in English Literature, Art History, Communication, Media, Film and Television Studies, Journalism and Communication, Public Relations, Creative and Professional Writing, and Drama. It has over 50 academic and research staff and 11 professional staff. Our academics are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. The School is one of seven schools within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and is based on the St Lucia Campus.

The School teaches into the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Communication, the Bachelor of Journalism, and the Bachelor of International Studies, and has a suite of postgraduate coursework programs. Its postgraduate programs include Creative Writing; Writing, Editing, and Publishing; Strategic Communication; and Communication for Social Change. The School attracts a large number of Australian and international students to its research higher degree programs, which may be undertaken as PhD or MPhil.

The School has a world-class reputation in Communication and Media, which is currently ranked 32 in the QS World University rankings. Our undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs provide a strong foundation in writing, industry engagement, practice and production skills, advanced portfolio development and a critical and strategic view of media and communication in society. Our Communication and Media courses draw on the deep expertise of a research-intensive university, coupled with up-to-date industry knowledge and trends. We aim to educate the standard bearers of professional and critical practice in Communication and Media and lead research innovation and design across the sector.

More information about the School can be accessed at http://www.uq.edu.au/communication-arts/.

The role

The successful appointee is to undertake teaching and administrative duties associated with the area’s current and future offerings in Communication and Digital Media at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contribute to the development of our research programs that respond critically to contemporary media cultures and industries characterised by the emergence of media platforms, the ubiquity of data collection and analysis, and the accelerating use of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. They should have a strong desire to further develop a successful and highly-productive research career in Communication and Digital Media, proven high level teaching skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams and with industry groups.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B or C. The remuneration package will be in the range Level B ($95,771 - $113,728 p.a.) or Level C ($117,319 - $135,276), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range Level B ($112,052 - $133,062 p.a.) or Level C ($137,263 - $158,273 p.a.)

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File 505313_3027389_Lect Snr Lect Digital Media PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Bronwyn Lea on +61 7 3365 2960 or b.lea@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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