Lecturer, Public Relations

Melbourne, Australia
25 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • 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.

The College of Design and Social Contexts seven schools encompass RMITs art, communication, design, education, humanities, property and social science discipline areas. Our schools are located across three Melbourne campuses and offer programs locally and internationally.

The College has over twenty-one thousand local and international students and a team of over a thousand dedicated academics and teachers. The individual development of students is central to the philosophy of the college and we are committed to fostering an environment which transforms and advances knowledge and professional practice.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. We are fundamentally transforming the world of research at RMIT, from providing industry leading opportunities for researchers to introducing world-first technology. Were proud to be reshaping our processes and capabilities - and in doing so, were becoming a trusted partner in creating the future of research.

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.

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

The School of Media and Communication aims to produce graduates who will respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing international, media-driven environment. The School has strong links with industry, and responds to ongoing change brought about by technology and globalisation. The School is positioned as a major contributor to and leader of the debate within media and communication industries.

The School now seeks a Lecturer, Public Relations to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the public relations and communication discipline. You will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities.

You will teach into public relations and communication courses in the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) program. You will also be expected to actively promote the program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities. Working collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and updating colleagues and students on developments in their subject area or specialisation will be imperative to your success in this role.

About You

You will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate (Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) program. You will have a proven record of academic and/or professional achievement in Public Relations related to RMIT University's research efforts. You will have proven ability to undertake high quality research resulting in high quality journal articles in recognised international journals together with your ability to prepare and win competitive research grants.

We are seeking a Lecturer that can teach into generalist and specialist public relations and communication courses. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary environment, will be necessary for success in this role.


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

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

For more information, please contact Dr Marianne Sison on + 61 3 9925 3127.

Applications close on Sunday 5th January 2020.

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.

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