Lecturer in Art

Melbourne, Australia
Level B $107,547 - $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super (Pro rata)
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2022
Contract Type

Location: Southbank
Role type: Option of part-time 0.5FTE or full-time / Continuing
Faculty: Fine Arts and Music
Department/School: Victorian College of the Arts
Salary: Level B $107,547 - $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super (pro-rata)

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne is home to the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Long recognised as one of the leading providers of fine arts and music education in Australia, the Faculty has an ambitious plan to grow its global profile.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Drawing and Printmaking team within VCA Art.  VCA Art has a significant national reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners who will be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community.

This position will entail participation in the Undergraduate and Graduate teaching program and contribution to the institution’s research culture through supervision and the appointee’s own research initiatives and exhibitions.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Be responsible for ongoing development and maintenance of professionally relevant, high quality curricula, course and subject material
  • Prepare and deliver lectures and seminars and consult with students
  • Undertake a range of administrative functions, the majority of which relate to the subjects in which you teach
  • Conduct tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and/or studio seminars.

We are open to accepting applications from candidates who are interested in a full time or part time (0.5 FTE) role. Please nominate your preference within the cover letter of your application.

About You

You will be an active and well-respected artist with the ability to work within a team to shape and build the teaching, learning and research within VCA Art. You will demonstrate a critically engaged arts practice, have teaching experience in an Art School context, demonstrated capacity to contribution to the administration and coordination of the program and string communication and interpersonal skills.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • PhD in the field of the contemporary art practice with a focus on contemporary Visual Art practices and its theoretical context or professional equivalency, as determined by the selection committee.
  • Appropriate teaching, coordination, management and administrative experience in an Art School context.
  • Previous experience in undergraduate curriculum design and development.
  • Understanding of the research environment in the field including current debates and practices, and the needs of research students.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Position Description: Lecturer in Art (DPM) PD_Talent Requisition.pdf

Applications close: 13th June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time