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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Film & Television

Melbourne, Australia
$146,050 to $193,740 (Level D) p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0062693
Location: Southbank
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Fine Arts and Music
School: Victorian College of the Arts
Salary: Level C or D – $146,050 - $168,403 (Level C) or $175,858 - $193,740 (Level D) p.a. plus 17% super

  • A tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity to shape the future of the industry as Head of Film and Television
  • You will be an experienced industry practitioner and academic with vision to lead the artistic research and teaching in Film and Television
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

You will be an experienced academic with the ability to direct the artistic research and teaching in Film and Television as a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed as Head of Film and Television for five years, contributing to curriculum development, resource management, and staff mentoring, while making significant contributions to teaching, research, and fostering research activities at national and international levels.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Represent and promote the interests of Film and Television within the VCA, Faculty, University, and the external community, including participating in relevant executive and committee meetings.
  • Maintain oversight of curriculum development, ensuring high-quality teaching, continuous improvement, and alignment with strategic plans, while managing staff and fostering their development.
  • Manage the financial performance of the discipline, including budget planning, expenditure monitoring, and revenue generation, while ensuring compliance with University policies and financial requirements.
  • Engage with educational and screen-industry bodies to inform strategic directions, establish industry links, and pursue research opportunities to enhance the discipline's and University's international standing.
  • Foster multidisciplinary collaboration, create a strategic research plan, maintain personal and departmental research excellence, mentor staff, seek international research opportunities, and supervise high-quality graduate research students.

Who We Are Looking For

You will bring a deep knowledge of film, television, and screen production methodologies and technologies. Your commitment to innovative teaching, leadership in fostering scholarly excellence, and ability to promote and develop research will be crucial to aligning resources with the strategic goals of the discipline and Faculty.

You will also have:

  • A PhD, Doctorate, or equivalent professional practice.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including inclusive decision-making, planning, budgeting, and resource distribution.
  • Strong commitment to teaching at all levels, innovation in curriculum design, and significant contributions to higher education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of University policies and procedures, especially related to student and staff matters, curriculum, and wellbeing.
  • Proven leadership in fostering scholarly excellence, promoting research, developing research training, and effectively managing staff and community engagement.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – Victorian College of the Arts

With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Studying with us, working with us, or simply coming for a visit, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.  

The Faculty is a place for creative people to come together to expand their minds and experiences, through which they become part of a world-wide community that motivates cultural growth. In short, we believe in the power of the artistic mind to effect change and we welcome you to share in that adventure.  

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana Gencic via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 18 JULY 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description: 0062693_Head of Film and Television_PD.pdf

Position Description


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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