Lecturer Level B, Media and Communications

Sydney, Australia
AU$127,000 per annum + Super
May 17, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 14, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join our rapidly growing and highly successful Department of Media and Communications
  • Be valued for your knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of international journalism, public relations, and/or strategic communication
  • Two Full time, continuing positions, offering remuneration packages of $127K p.a., including leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Literature, Arts and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by lively synergies between traditional disciplines such as Art History, English and Linguistics and newer formations such as Media and Communication, Film and Museum Studies.

The School is now seeking to appoint two outstanding academics at the level of Lecturer in Media and Communications to join our rapidly growing and highly successful department. The successful candidates will possess a proven track record of critical, reflexive research and be able to articulate strong intellectual and pedagogical visions for the interdisciplinary fields of media policy, industry communications strategies, and digital culture.

The successful candidates will be scholars capable of providing a high level of disciplinary and organisational leadership, evidenced in proven experience of mentoring and developing research teams and facilitating impactful collaborations with national and international partners.

One of the positions will be focused on Journalism. We are seeking candidates with professional and/or research-based experience in the field of journalism with an expertise in one or more of the following fields: print journalism, audio and video production, multimedia production and international media practices.

The second position will be focused on strategic and intercultural communication, strategic public relations, international journalism and strategic communication in an online and social media landscape, and we will be seeking candidates with professional and/or research-based experience in one or more of those fields.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Lecturers in Media and Communications who possesses a:

  • Developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise
  • Deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by participation in team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities.

Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact David Hourigan via or on +61 2 8627 9086

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the job requisition number 0079936 to apply.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Closing date: Monday 14th June 2021 (11:30 pm Sydney Time)

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