Associate Lecturer in Radio

Sydney, NSW
14 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Work with Leading Academics
  • Supportive and Innovative working environment
  • Full-time, continuing

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 an Associate Lecturer with scholarly expertise in Radio theory and production. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to research; teach units in related disciplines within MMCCS at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. The applicant will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter.

Essential Criteria:

  • A PhD in Media or a relevant discipline.
  • A research track-record including quality peer-reviewed publications and audio productions, relevant to opportunity.
  • A track-record in radio production/presentation demonstrating industry experience and/or a body of work.
  • Working knowledge of radio studios and competency with radio production techniques, appropriate audio technologies and software.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching contributions at an undergraduate level across one or more relevant disciplines in MMCCS, particularly in the areas of radio and audio production.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Working knowledge of Pro Tools or other audio editing/mixing system with experience teaching radio, radio journalism and related audio programming: i.e., demonstrate good knowledge of production, relevant software and creative techniques of broadcasting and broadcast/audio journalism.
  • Demonstrated interest in new techniques and forms relevant to current audio broadcast and related audio/radio dissemination and production across a range of forms or platforms.

Salary Package: Level A from $68,324 to $92,000 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Nicole Anderson at

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at

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.