Senior Lecturer, Communication Design

Hawthorn, Australia
20 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • School of Design, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
  • Academic Level C $118,172 – $135,979 + 17% super
  • Full time, ongoing role, Hawthorn location

Come join Swinburne in 2019 and play a critical role in the overall students’ experience, teaching quality, and quality of graduate outcomes.

About Swinburne

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration.

About the job

As our new Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication Design and Digital Media Design, you will provide a strong contribution to the curriculum development, teaching and research within Swinburne’s Department of Communication Design.

We are looking for an emerging leader within their field developing a strong reputation for innovation, high quality teaching and research. You will have demonstrated experience as a practising Designer/design strategist and bring strong industry connections and an understanding of industry needs that will contribute to the School’s objectives as a leading institution for design education, practice and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out appropriate activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and professional expertise in order to contribute to the education of the next generation of design practitioners and leaders, and to the advancement of knowledge in a rapidly evolving social, cultural and technological field. You should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment and be capable of making significant internal and external links with other academic disciplines, professional organisations, industry and government. You will have a demonstrable track record in gaining competitive research income, producing high quality research outcomes and conducting research in multi-disciplinary teams.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in Communication Design or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage curriculum and/or courses in design with outstanding graduate outcomes, and with a high degree of organizational and administrative skill.
  • An emerging track record in attracting external research income through competitive grants and/or industry collaboration.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Some of our benefits include

  • onsite child care
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

Further information and how to apply

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

For further information about the position, please Nicole Wragg (Associate Professor, Dept of Communication Design)

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Applications close at 5 pm, Friday 30th August 2019