Lecturer, Industry Fellow, Public Relations

Melbourne, Australia
03 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, fixed-term position until Dec 2022
  • Level B: $96,564 - $114,672 + 17% super

About Us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT Universitys renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

The School of Media and Communication pushes the boundaries of digital knowledge creation and future-focused practice. The School has a deep engagement with industry and the community that allows research and teaching to respond creatively and innovatively to global conditions.

Our Culture

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About The Role

Join RMIT and contribute to the teaching efforts of the School, in disciplines related to their field of expertise. More specifically, as Lecturer, Industry Fellow (Public Relations), you will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities within the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) program and for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, professional and/or research capabilities. You will also be encouraged to actively promote the program at RMIT by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities.

About You

You will demonstrate capacity, dedication and strategies for coordinating and delivering high quality and innovative learning and teaching in public relations courses, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials. You will also demonstrate experience in the development of innovative curriculum and new educational programs and a capacity to work across media and communication disciplines and in flexible delivery modes, including online. Relevant and current public relations/communication industry experience, either at a local, national and/or international level, and the ability to build new and maintain existing networks between the public relations program and industry, both locally and globally will be highly regarded.


Mandatory: Postgraduate qualifications and/or Equivalence to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) 8 and proven public relations industry experience within the previous two years.

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

If you believe this opportunity is for you, please apply online.

For more information, please contact Dr Marianne Sison, Senior Lecturer, Media & Communication on 03 9925 3127.

Applications close on Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.