Senior Lecturer in Social Media And Communications

Sydney, NSW
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


·  Innovative and supportive academic environment

·  Attractive salary package including 17% superannuation

·  Collegial and dynamic workplace

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

Within the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies (MMCCS) comprises of a number of disciplines dedicated to understanding contemporary media, and to developing valuable practical skills. It is the largest department within the Faculty of Arts and offers students flexibility with their degrees to ensure a well-rounded, customised study program.

The Role 

The Department currently has an opportunity for a Senior Lecturer with scholarly expertise in social media and communications (including knowledge around mobile technologies, digital culture, convergence, media innovation and networked communication). This position will teach across a number of key media-communications units and produce high quality research in this field, and come with a national and international research profile. This position is crucial to ensuring graduates are appropriately skilled to be successful in a fast evolving media environment.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online, including a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position (not more than 2 pages) and your resume.

Essential Criteria:

·  A PhD in Media and Communications or a relevant discipline.

·  A national and international research profile in social media and/or communications, evidenced by a strong publication record.

·  Demonstrated curriculum development and teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching contributions at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment.

·  Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.

·  Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a collegial team.

·  Demonstrated experience in community and industry engagement and ability to attract funding.

·  Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department.

Salary Package: From $118,401 to $136,161 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Nicole Anderson at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on (02) 9850 9765 or email

Applications Close: Sunday 6th November 2016 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.