Sessional Lecturer in Media and Communication

Sydney, Australia
23 Oct 2018
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13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Casual, Sessional.

Position Description

NYU Sydney is seeking a lecturer to teach the subject 'Media and the Environment' to undergraduate students during the NYU semester from February 4 - May 17, 2019. The semester is 15 weeks long including a one-week break from March 18-22 and exams take place May 20-22.

Class meets once a week on Mondays 9am-12pm at our academic centre in The Rocks.

The appointed person will take responsibility for the coordination of the course including preparing the weekly classes as well as setting assignments and grading. Lecturers are paid at competitive casual academic rates aligned with local enterprise agreements. In addition to their teaching duties, they will be paid to attend an induction meeting during the orientation week prior and for periodic meetings and training.

Course Description

This class will investigate the dominant critical perspectives that have contributed to the development of Environmental Communication as a field of study. The class explores the premise that the way we communicate powerfully impacts our perceptions of the 'natural' world, and that these perceptions shape the way we define our relationship to and within nature, as well as how we define and solve environmental problems. The goal of this class is to access various conceptual frameworks for addressing questions about the relationship between the environment, culture and communication. Students will explore topics such as consumerism, representations of the environment in popular culture and environmental activism.

About NYU and NYU Sydney

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. New York University sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university. Since opening in 2012, NYU Sydney has run an undergraduate study away program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum.  Our lecturers, drawn from local universities, have a strong track record in teaching and research. To learn more about NYU Sydney, visit our website:


Applicants must be based in Sydney, have a Doctorate in Media and Communication or a related field and experience teaching university students in this field.

Application Instructions

All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search.

Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest outlining their suitability to teach this class. 

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday November 13.

Please direct any questions to Megan Carrigy, Associate Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney via email: