Professor, Interactive Media

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria, Australia
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Faculty of Health, Arts and Design – Department of Film and Animation
  • Academic Level E: $168,762 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, ongoing position, to commence March 2017, based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne University of Technology has been promoted into the world’s top 400 universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Faculty of Health, Arts and Design will drive Swinburne’s 2020 aspirations to increase the University’s teaching and research activities in health and education. These sectors are recognised growth areas in Victoria and Swinburne has a strategic imperative to connect with this growth through this faculty.

A Professorial role in Interactive Media is required to provide strong leadership in research, teaching and other appropriate professional activities related to Interactive Media, Animation, Games and Film. The position will also be involved in the direction of research and/or educational programs in emerging fields in this area.

The professor will be expected to generate high-quality research output and attract significant external research funding and make a strong contribution to the mentoring of early career researchers and in attracting and supervising relevant higher degree candidates.

Skills and Experience
Candidates with a significant track record of grant success working with creative industries are strongly encouraged to apply. To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop, and manage multidisciplinary research projects and teams in the Interactive Media field.
  • An internationally significant track record of research as evidenced by a range of highly ranked and cited publications including books, book chapters, NTROs, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Demonstration of a significant track record in attracting external research income through competitive grants and industry collaboration.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

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The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply
To start an application, click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact James Verdon, Department Chair, Film and Animation by telephone: +9214 6981 or email:

Refer to position number: 32366
Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 30 November 2016