Lecturer in Industry Fellow

Melbourne, Australia
12 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Located at the CBD & Bundoora campuses
  • Full-Time, fixed-term position commencing in 2018 to December 2020
  • $92,815 - $110,220 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Media and Communication aims to produce graduates who will respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing international, media-driven environment. Media and Communication has strong links with industry, and responds to ongoing change brought about by technology and convergence. The School is positioned as a major contributor and leader of the debate within media driven industries.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The School is seeking a Lecturer who will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Journalism discipline area. The Lecturer-Industry Fellow (Journalism) will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate and Graduate Diploma programs and for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to the discipline.

Skills & Experience Required

The position requires demonstrated ability to teach in the discipline area of Journalism in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) and Graduate Diploma of Journalism programs. The preferred candidate should be skilled as a teacher, knowledgeable about modern multimedia newsroom practice and management, demonstrate an ability to work at industry standard, and integrate their creative and industry practice with teaching and research. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to research and a collaborative work ethic.

The ideal candidate will have significant industry experience and the ability to oversee a newsroom staffed by student journalists using modern production and distribution techniques, including audio-visual and text-based content and social media skills. They will have demonstrated experience as a multi-platform journalist who can commission original content from students and work with them to prepare their work from various courses - print, radio, TV, online and social media - for publication or broadcast. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of achievement in teaching areas related to modern deadline-driven newsroom practice, including relevant legal knowledge, an ability to nurture talent and a desire to update and maintain industry-relevant skills.

Candidates should have a Masters or PhD within a field related to journalism and/or an equivalent body of professional work. They will be required to undertake activities in line with the university's research strategy that emphasises relevant and applied research to advance scholarship and professional engagement.

To Apply

For further information please contact Dr Philip Dearman, Lecturer, Media and Communications +61 3 9925 9568 or to view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 558606.

Applications close on Sunday 29 October 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description in addition to providing a current resume. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.