Lecturer in Public Communication

Sydney, Australia
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join its leading Public Communication program.

The Lecturer in Public Communication is based within the Public Communication Discipline group in the School of Communication and works under the supervision and mentorship of the Distinguished Professor of Public Communication, Jim McNamara. This is a key role in UTS’s undergraduate program in Public Communication and its new Master of Strategic Communication and Executive Master of Strategic Communication launched in 2019. The position is an integrated role involving teaching, research and internal and external engagement.

In this role you will:

  • Teach and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in strategic public communication including corporate and organisational communication, public relations, and related subjects in traditional and digital media
  • Assist in curriculum development including the design of new and updated subjects
  • Engage in and contribute to scholarly research and curriculum development

To be successful in applying for this role, you should have:

  • Demonstrated understanding of related issues such as ethics in public communication, corporate social responsibility or social purpose
  • Previous experience in subject coordination and management of teams and groups in a multi-disciplinary academic setting
  • Hold a PhD in a communication or media related discipline 

For the full list of the Selection Criteria and role responsibilities please download the position statement from our website.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $99,924 to $114,343 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How To Apply

Please go to our website to apply for this position.

Prior to commencing your application for IRC120672, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC120672.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the School of Communication at Admin.SoC@uts.edu.au quoting the reference number in the title of your e-mail.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing Date: Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.