Lecturer, Art

Melbourne, Australia
Nov 27, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 05, 2020
Contract Type
  • Bring contemporary expertise to Ceramics and the Discipline of Art
  • Academic Level B: $96,564 - $114,672
  • Flexible part-time opportunity - 3 days per week

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the role and college

The School of Art at RMIT is an international site for innovative and diverse art, craft and photographic practices and research led by accomplished artists, photographers and professional staff who strive for excellence in pedagogy, research and innovation. The School delivers programs ranging from undergraduate degrees through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Art: History + Theory + Cultures, Art Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Gold and Silversmithing, Sculpture, Sound, Media Arts, Arts Management and Public Art.

For further information on the school please click the link http://www.rmit.edu.au/art

As a Lecturer in Art it is expected you will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School, in specialisations related to your field of expertise. More specifically, this role is responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate, Honours, Masters and Graduate Diploma programs and for maintaining and advancing your scholarly, research and professional engagement. This role will also actively promote the RMIT University School of Art program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities.

About you

The School of Art is seeking an individual who has a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across online and face-to-face platforms in a studio-based environment. You will be empathetic, approachable and understanding of students learning needs. Moreover, your aptitude to prepare and deliver innovative learning material through a range of learning activities will be highly advantageous to your success in this role. Additionally, you will have experience in course coordination and be able to work collegially and collaboratively on curriculum development. As an experienced lecturer in the Art and Craft domain, you will provide leadership within the rapidly changing international field of craft, design, interdisciplinary practice, emerging technologies and contemporary culture. Academically, you will have an emerging track record of quality research outputs and demonstrate the potential to develop new research initiatives and industry connections. Furthermore, you will have excellent relationship building capabilities and be confident interacting with a range stakeholders across RMIT University and externally.


Mandatory: PhD in relevant field or equivalent

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Dean Art, Dr Kristen Sharp 03 9925 2412.

Applications close on 5 January 2020 at 11:00 pm.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.