Senior Lecturer, Communication and Media

Canberra, Australia
24 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Teach and inspire the next generation of Communication and Media students with your industry insights and knowledge
  • Academic Level C, $123,000 pa - $141,474 pa + 17% Super
  • Full-time, ongoing opportunity

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition which has risen to the 10th ranking of universities in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). The University partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The university’s continued success has resulted in UC being recognised as number one in the world for our activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (2021), and as Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world in the most recent QS Rankings, 2021.

We have an exciting opportunity available within the School of Arts and Communication Faculty for an experienced, passionate, and innovative teacher to bring industry experience and an active involvement in research.

In this opportunity you will support both undergraduate and postgraduate level students in Research-led content with a focus on strategic communication, political marketing and management.

Become a leader of teaching and research in Communication and Media, and work amongst a passionate team of collaborative, high performing staff who love what they do, and prepare students for a lifelong career in communications professions.

Take this opportunity to grow your career and add to your already extensive knowledge by leading and representing the Communication and Media team, at industry, government and professional forums.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need a PhD in Communication and Media or related discipline, with a research track record in strategic communication, political marketing and management.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description. That’s right, we are only asking for your CV at this stage, no other documentation will be considered at application stage.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Glen Fuller, Head of School, School of Art and Communication, via email or Ellie Windred on 0459 499 320.

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, Sunday 14th November 2021