Lecturer in Media and Communications, Professional Practice

Melbourne, Australia
14 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $102,967 - $122,268 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to arts-hr@unimelb.edu.au 

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Culture and Communication

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

About the role

The Media and Communications program in the School of Culture and Communication is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Media and Communications (Professional Practice).

We are seeking an energetic and committed individual who is able to contribute to the Program’s teaching and research with particular emphasis on the Program’s Work Integrated Learning framework across digital and media industries.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) framework for the University and the Faculty is continuing to be developed, and there is considerable scope for both teaching and research in the areas of digital media and media industry studies, including in the design and delivery of WIL components at undergraduate and graduate levels. The role will also provide support for the development and management of industry partner relationships to ensure the provision of WIL opportunities for students.

Applicants will be expected to have a PhD and research and publication profile in media and communications, with a particular specialisation in digital communication and media industries. The Lecturer in Media and Communications (Professional Practice) will be expected to have a strong track record of research and publications and the ability to contribute to the development of existing and future research projects, including participation as an investigator on ARC and/or externally funded research projects.

The applicant will be expected to have teaching expertise and be able to contribute to graduate teaching (Masters level), with the potential to also contribute to undergraduate and PhD coursework work integrated learning initiatives. There are also opportunities for postgraduate student supervision, and expectation of contributing to administration and subject coordination of the existing curricula in the Masters degrees in the Media and Communications program.

The Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne is the top-ranked program in Australia (QS 2018) and features a thriving research and teaching environment. The Program is rapidly expanding, after sustained growth in recent years. Media and Communications runs a very successful Major in the Bachelor of Arts and a number of highly successful Masters degrees, including Global Media Communication and Marketing Communication. It has research strengths in digital cultures, media theory, journalism studies, and marketing communications. Media and Communication features both quantitative and qualitative researchers from across the social sciences and humanities.

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars who span fields including Media and Communication, Journalism, Publishing, Screen and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Australian Indigenous Studies, Art History and Curatorship. The School is host to several large research projects and centres, including the Centre for Advancing Journalism, the Research Unit in Public Cultures, and the Research Unit for Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary Culture (ERCC).

About you

You should have a completed a PhD qualification in media and communication, or cognate discipline, have demonstrated research specialisation in an area of digital media or media industry studies, have a strong record in research with a developing publication profile, demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research, capacity to attract research grants and consultancies, demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching including the capacity to initiate course development, demonstrated course coordination experience, the ability to supervise honours and postgraduate coursework degree theses, and demonstrated capacity to initiate and develop industry partner relationships in the media and communications sectors.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

Position Description

Applications close: 16 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time