Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism & Media Industries

Sydney, Australia
11 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 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 Digital Journalism and Media Industries to play a key role in contributing to the active industry, professional and community engagement activities of the journalism discipline, whilst undertaking undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in line with global high-quality standards. 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 of communication in Australia, the School delivers communication courses and research programs across traditional, contemporary and creative fields.

About the role:

  • Excel in innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including blended learning in tertiary settings and technical proficiency across a range of digital journalism equipment and software.
  • Demonstrated vision, creativity and leadership excellence in digital journalism to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing journalism environment.
  • Identify new opportunities and build collaborative relationships within the School, Faculty, University and externally with industry, government, NGOs and/or other academic institutions whilst forging links with the relevant professional and academic bodies.

About You:

  • Demonstrable ability and interest in extending theoretical debate and critical thinking in the field of digital journalism and media studies.
  • An understanding of key issues in contemporary higher education and research as relevant to the School and the Faculty, and in particular to journalism research and education.
  • The capacity to advocate for, and innovate in, humanities, arts and social sciences approaches to technological advances in digital journalism and its implications.
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline in journalism, media studies or communications, in addition to significant experience of recognised standing in the field.
  • A track record of outstanding contributions to scholarship and research in the discipline as evidenced byongoing gatekept academic research outputs.

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 3 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 IRC190494

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price the UTS Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: Sunday 14th February 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

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