Lecturer in Digital and Social Media, Level B

Sydney, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Arts and Social Sciences, School of Communication

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The School of Communication is recruiting for a Lecturer in Digital and Social Media to play an integrated role involving teaching, research as well as internal and external engagement. The role works under the supervision and mentorship of the Head of School.

Within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Digital and Social Media major of the Bachelor of Communication degree aims to produce graduates who are technologically literate, culturally sophisticated, innovative, and resourceful. The degree introduces students to key debates around the role of digital media in everyday life and focuses on developing innovative and analytical solutions to problems through the use of digital and social media.

The Lecturer in Digital and Social Media has a key role in teaching and coordinating a selection of undergraduate subjects and exploring the role of digital media and society. You will be expected to engage in curriculum development and design new subjects or update existing curriculum. An understanding of innovation policy and practice, and data ethics would be beneficial.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to academic publishing and the generation of research funding.
  • Undertaking course and subject coordination, student liaison, and participation in school and university events.
  • Contributing to active industry, professional and community engagement activities of the Digital and Social Media Discipline group and the School of Communication.

To be considered for this opportunity you will have previously taught digital media studies at a tertiary level. Other main skills and experience required include:

  • Teaching and developing curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in digital marketing; user experience design; user interface design and/or digital media studies, including high levels of teaching performance.
  • Engaging with innovative approaches in teaching and learning including ‘flipped learning.’
  • A record of accomplishment of academic research publishing.
  • The ability to address the needs of culturally diverse students.

Base Salary Range: $102,952 to $117,807 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

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

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

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 IRC122415.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to School Manager, Daphne Freeder at Admin.soc@uts.edu.au

Closing Date: 14 January 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance.

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.