Lecturer in Public Relations (HCM and Hanoi)
Lecturer in Public Relations (HCM and Hanoi)
Job no: 583912
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract, Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications, Teaching
RMIT Vietnam is a campus of RMIT University, a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. RMIT is a 5-Star university under the QS Stars international evaluation system and ranks in the world’s top 400 in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
School of Communication & Design
The School of Communication & Design is committed to providing an international learning environment that encourages cultural awareness, critical thinking, experimentation and – above all – the ability to think differently. Our students develop the competence, confidence and professionalism needed for successful careers in communication, design, fashion, film and video, and languages. See https://www.rmit.edu.vn/our-schools-centres/school-communication-design
The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) is the largest undergraduate program within the School of Communication & Design. The program teaches courses in communication including advertising, public relations and media studies. See https://www.rmit.edu.vn/programs/bachelor-communication-professional-communication
Role & key responsibilities
We seek an experienced Lecturer to help develop our students’ skills in public relations (PR) theory and practice. In response to sector trends, input from industry partners – and as a result of a recent program review – we are particularly interested in applicants with up-to-date consumer- and/or corporate-focused PR experience including any combination of social network strategy, SEO metrics/analytics, content marketing, influencer marketing and/or other related specialisations. Skills in content creation and/or software-based research methods for online/mobile/social will be considered favourably. An advanced understanding of cultural context alongside sensitivity to contemporary communication challenges – including social responsibility, ethics and accountability – is preferred. At this time we do not seek lecturers with backgrounds in government/press relations.
A flexible attitude and a range of skills related to the conceptualisation, execution, and evaluation of PR and communication courses is a must as well as the capability and competence to teach and coordinate a range of relevant courses. The appointee is expected to actively promote both the program and the School through membership of – and links with – academic and professional networks. The appointee may be expected to contribute to other programs within the School of Communication & Design.
The appointee will be located at either RMIT’s Saigon South or Hanoi City campus. The appointee will be expected to travel to other RMIT Vietnam campuses as required. We are happy to consider either a full- or part-time position.
Key selection criteria
- Lecturer: PhD or equivalent relevant doctoral qualification from a recognised institution.
- Associate Lecturer: we may consider an application from an emerging academic in the final stages of relevant doctoral study. In this instance, a relevant completed master’s degree from a recognised institution is required.
- Professional experience in the communication/media sector or equivalent is preferred.
- Up-to-date experience in any combination of social network strategy, SEO metrics/analytics, content marketing, influencer marketing and/or other related specialisations. Skills in content creation and/or software-based research methods for online/mobile/social will be considered favourably.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver undergraduate courses including the production of high-quality online and offline teaching activities and support materials.
- Demonstrated range of skills relating to the conceptualisation, execution and evaluation of courses including the capability and competence to teach a range of communication courses.
- Evidence of achieving course learning outcomes and positive student experiences.
- Demonstrated capacity to undertake course coordination and to cooperate effectively with colleagues.
- Track-record of relevant research activity and peer-reviewed outputs or equivalent.
- English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS 7.0 (with no competency less than 6.5).
- Non-Vietnamese candidates must also meet the requirements of the Vietnamese Work Permit process.
How to apply
Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close on 24 November 2019.