Senior Lecturer, Art

Melbourne, Australia
27 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Contract Type
  • Bring contemporary expertise to the Discipline of Art
  • Academic Level C $118,291 - $ 136,401
  • Flexible part-time opportunity (18 hours per week)

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 Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

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 and college

The School of Art at RMIT is an international site for innovative and diverse art, craft and photographic practices and research led by accomplished artists, photographers and professional staff who strive for excellence in pedagogy, research and innovation. The School has a strong practice-based research program which explores issues of globalised society through interdisciplinary projects and a research focus on social practice, environment, materiality and technology. The School delivers programs ranging from undergraduate degrees through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Art: History + Theory + Cultures, Art Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Gold and Silversmithing, Sculpture, Sound, Media Arts, Arts Management and Public Art.

As a Senior Lecturer in Art it is expected you will contribute to the research and teaching efforts of the School, in specialisations related to your field of expertise. More specifically, this role is responsible for advancing your scholarly, research and professional engagement and carrying out teaching activities within a range of programs from undergraduate through to PhD. This role will also actively promote the RMIT University School of Art program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities.

About you

The School of Art is seeking an experienced individual who is able to combine research expertise and projects with teaching activities to create innovative learning material that generates excellent student experience. You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across online and face-to-face platforms. With your extensive research experience, you will be confident to build, develop and work collaboratively with other researchers.

You will make original contributions in teaching and scholarship which expand knowledge and practice within the discipline; conduct and lead high quality research recognised at a national level; regularly present and publish research results in high quality outlets; identify appropriate funding sources and prepare successful external research funding submissions; oversee higher degree by research candidates. Furthermore, you will have excellent relationship building capabilities and be confident interacting with Senior external and internal stakeholders to develop and maintain beneficial relationships


Mandatory: PhD in relevant field

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

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

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.

To Apply

For further information please contact the Associate Dean, Art Dr Kristen Sharp on 03 9925 2412.

Applications close on 5th January 2020 at 11:00 pm.

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

To view the position description and to find out more about this position please click the link below.

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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