Senior Lecturer in Writing

Sydney, Australia
22 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences / School of Communication

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We proactively support inclusivity and value diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

The School of Communication is recruiting for a Senior Lecturer in Writing to play a key role inteach and coordinate a selection of either undergraduate and/or postgraduate subjects across various modes of writing and industry practice. They will be heavily involved in leading curriculum renewal across the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo and will report directly to Monica Attard,Head of Discipline (Journalism & Writing).

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) provides high quality, innovative programs of teaching and learning, research and consulting in the fields of communication, education and international studies, using a strong practice orientation with a focus on technology, creativity, internationalism, Indigenous research, education and engagement. Our vision is to develop resilient and creative thinkers who lead positive global change and advance public good in a technology driven world.

The Faculty has two schools and this position sits within the School of Communication. One of the first schools ofcommunication in Australia, the School delivers communication courses and research programs across traditional, contemporary and creative fields.

About the role:

  • Teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in one or more of the following fields:
    • fiction,
    • creative non-fiction,
    • screenwriting,
    • memoir,
    • narrative theory,
    • publishing,
    • and professional/industry practice.
  • Excel in innovative approaches in teaching and learning, including blended and online delivery, in tertiary settings and excelin curriculum design at a whole of program level.
  • Supervising of higher degree research candidates.

About You:

  • Demonstrated excellence in tertiary teaching performance in one or more of the above mentioned fields, including substantial experience in Writing studies at a tertiary level.
  • A substantial track record of quality research outputs.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of contemporary scholarship, professional best practice, current issues in the Writing industries, and experience of professional writing activities at a national or international level
  • A PhD in a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership at program level and experience in subject coordination and use of OLM systems (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)

Base Salary Range: $130,232 to $149,561 pa(Level C)

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

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 2 years.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description 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 please click here.

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 IRC190498

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Pricethe UTS Recruitment Team at
Please note, candidate queries will not be responded to until after the 4th January 2021.

Closing Date: Monday 18th January 2021at 11.59pm(AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

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