Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Organisational and Corporate Communication

Sydney, Australia
16 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Communication

UTS is ranked in the Top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, the 11th highest performing university in the world under 50 years old in the QS Top 50 Under 50 2020, and the highest performing university in Australia under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2020).

UTS has a bold vision and a new strategic plan UTS 2027 that continues our focus of investment in state-of-the-art facilities, commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, implementing new learning approaches and support for our students and delivering impactful research.

The UTS School of Communication is nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in producing work-ready graduates and leaders in communication across the fields of advertising, corporate communication, journalism, marketing communication, organisational communication, and public relations. The Public Communication discipline in the UTS School of Communication wishes to appoint either a Lecturer or a Senior Lecturer in Organisational & Corporate Communication to advance teaching and research programs.

This position will report directly to Professor Maureen Taylor, Head of Discipline, Public Communication. The position will be based at the Ultimo campus where we have recently invested $1.3 billion plus to transform the UTS City Campus. The campus is centrally located in the heart of Sydney, Australia’s premier city, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

Purpose of the role:

The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Organisational and Corporate Communication will be responsible for coordinating and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in organisational communication, corporate communication, and related fields of strategic communication; undertaking research in those fields; and engaging with industry. A demonstrated track record in academic research and publishing is required.

The main duties/responsibilities required:

  • Teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in organizational communication, corporate communication, and related fields of strategic public communication.
  • Accomplish high levels of teaching performance in the above fields.
  • Engage in innovative approaches in teaching and learning including flipped learning and blended learning.
  • An appreciation and understanding of ethical and regulatory matters in relation to public communication.

The main skills/experience required:

  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of organizational communication and corporate communication theory and practice, as well as knowledge and understanding of contemporary media including digital and social media for internal and external communication.
  • Hold a PhD in a communication or media related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in teaching organizational communication, corporate communication, and related fields of strategic public communication at a tertiary level.
  • Experience in subject coordination and use of online learning management systems as well as experience in teaching advertising and/or marketing communication at a tertiary level.

Strong relationships and engagement with industry and relevant professions in Australia and/or internationally will also be an advantage.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $100,923 to $151 ,056 pa (Level B - C)

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

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers. UTS staff benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits.

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

How To Apply

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.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO.

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 IRC146380.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Recruitment is occurring for two different positions within the Public Communication Discipline of the School of Communication at UTS. Please click the link to learn more about our Lecturer in Advertising vacancy.

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.

UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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