Lecturer in Film and Television, Animation

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 - $130,900p.a. plus 17% super
21 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2022
Contract Type

Location: Southbank
Role type: Part-time 0.5FTE - Full-time 1.0 FTE (negotiable) ; Continuing (2 positions available)
Faculty: Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Department/School: Victorian College of the Arts
Salary: Level B $110,236 - $130,900p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)


The Victorian College of the Arts is known internationally as a leading tertiary institution for artistic invention. It has a proven track record of developing the change-makers of the future as evidenced by the achievements of its alumni. The VCA today offers a unique range of programs across the visual arts, performing arts, and media, taught by staff who are experts in their fields.

About the Role

Film and Television at VCA offers animation education at the undergraduate level. In this position, you will contribute to teaching into these programmes, including practical and theoretical education in screen direction and screenwriting, and technical training in production and post-production screen craft.

Reporting to the Head of Film and Television, you will be involved in course development, design and the delivery and maintenance of high-quality teaching programs as well as support VCA in the achievement and further development and enhancement of its purpose and vision.

Responsibilities include:

  • Successfully preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, and studio sessions as appropriate
  • Initiating and developing high-quality subject materials
  • Undertaking consultation with students and marking and assessment as appropriate
  • Contributing to curriculum development with appropriate consultation with other members of the discipline group

About You

You are an experienced teaching specialist with a passion for film and TV, and a background in delivering animation at a tertiary level. You will be able to draw on your strong communication and interpersonal skills, work collegially as an active member of VCA Theatre’s academic team, and function at all times with integrity and professionalism.

You will also have:

  • A Doctoral degree (or near completion) in a related field or professional practice of equivalent duration and/or standing, as recognised by the Selection Committee
  • Established reputation as an animator, with a demonstrated record of excellence in professional practice
  • Competency in the following computer programs: Adobe Suite, Unreal Engine, Maya, Toon Boom Harmony, Dragon frame. Motion Capture experience is beneficial  
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to curriculum design, subject coordination, and academic administration
  • Demonstrated background in teaching excellence that inspires and challenges students in a tertiary training institution
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate existing academic and/or artistic programs in a cost-effective way

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

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, generous personal, parental, and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging, and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and well-being 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, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 1st December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0057680, 0057681_Lecturer in FLTV (Animation)_PD.pdf

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