Lecturer in Media and Communications

Melbourne, Australia
Monday, 11 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 8 November 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Culture and Communication

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

About the role

The Lecturer in Media and Communications will coordinate and teach into the graduate and undergraduate programs of Media and Communications. Other responsibilities include supervising honours, minor theses and PhD students. The Lecturer will be expected to have a strong track record of research and publications and the ability to contribute to the development of existing and future research projects, including participation as an investigator on ARC and/or externally funded research projects. The specific area of research focus is open, but an ability to complement and diversify existing research strengths in the Media and Communications Program is an advantage.

The Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne is ranked in the top 50 in its discipline globally (QS 2021) and features a thriving research and teaching environment. Media and Communications runs a very successful Major in the Bachelor of Arts and two highly successful Masters degrees, the MA Global Media Communication and MA Marketing Communications. It has research strengths in digital cultures, media theory, journalism studies, political economy of digital media, marketing communications, and political communication. Media and Communications features both quantitative and qualitative researchers from across the social sciences and humanities.

About you

You will bring to the position:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated specialisation in media and communications
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching including course coordination experience and the capacity to initiate course development
  • Ability to supervise honours and postgraduate coursework degree theses
  • A strong record in research with a developing publication profile
  • Demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research
  • Capacity to attract research grants and consultancies
  • Demonstrated professional and collegial behaviour of a very high standard 

How to apply

Please click apply and provide a cover letter, CV and a response to the selection criteria outlined in the position description.

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  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits

Position Description

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Applications close: 08 Nov 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time