Lecturer in Journalism
School of Culture and Communication
Faculty of Arts
Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
The Centre for Advancing Journalism (CAJ) was established in 2009 with the aim of improving the practice of journalism. Its degree programs, the Master of Journalism and the Master of International Journalism (launching in 2018) are practice-oriented degrees that contribute to that aim, equipping graduates with skills, knowledge and capacities that support the production of excellent and responsible journalism in rapidly changing industry environments. The Centre also undertakes both academic and applied research, examining major issues in journalism, and hosts a public engagement program designed to involve the community in a dialogue about what constitutes journalism excellence. This dialogue fosters a better understanding in the community of how journalism works, and provides journalists with the opportunity to reflect on their work and how it impacts society. In teaching, research and engagement, the Centre also engages strongly with issues concerning the future of journalism at a time of fundamental change in technology and business models. The Centre also hosts an in-house publication, The Citizen, that employs a full-time editor and hosts industry-standard stories produced by students and staff.
The Centre for Advancing Journalism is located in the School of Culture and Communication, which is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, creative writing, cinema and performance, media and communication, and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures. More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.
One of the largest Schools in the Faculty of Arts, we contribute exciting majors and subjects to the Bachelor of Arts, as well as offering unique Masters level courses that lead towards professional vocations in publishing, writing, museums and galleries, and other arts and media institutions. Our extensive doctoral program includes coursework, as well as many opportunities to participate in reading groups, seminars, conferences and other events that augment the intellectual values of the School.
The Faculty welcome applications from journalism specialists, with suitable teaching and research experience, to fill this position. The new appointee will work to teach into subjects in the Master of International Journalism and Master of Journalism programs, and will be responsible for supporting the success of the Master of International Journalism through providing curriculum development and pastoral support to students in this degree.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at graduate levels in these degrees, and will support the CAJ director in providing leadership in the Master of International Journalism. They will assist in the development and delivery of new subjects, and may also be involved in the supervision of journalism projects and/or theses. An engagement with the international field of journalism, and a capacity to productively engage with and support an international student cohort, is an important aspect of this role.
Close date: 20 Dec 2017
Position Description and Selection Criteria
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