Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management

Adelaide, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job

As the Senior Lecturer: Arts and Cultural Management, you will make a significant contribution at an advanced level to the teaching, research and leadership activities of the School of Management. You will have an established program of research, ideally in the areas of arts management and governance, cultural and creative industries management, and/or arts marketing. You will also have a strong track record of publications in peer reviewed international journals, as well as experience in the supervision of research students and in securing research funding. 

You will also be involved in the development and delivery of high quality courses and curriculum development, and will have the ability to effectively work with external partners within the arts industry both domestically and internationally.

Skills and Experience

A PhD in a discipline relevant to arts and cultural management is essential, along with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing research and academic professional development. You will have an established record of quality journal publications and grant income, as well the capacity and commitment to supervise a number of doctoral research students.

You will have previous experience in engaging with stakeholders from arts industry, and demonstrate a sense of cultural sensitivity with an international perspective. You will also have a demonstrable record of providing academic leadership to the development and administration of programs and courses, and have the ability to deliver high quality, flexible teaching in both traditional and contemporary modes utilising a range of modern teaching technologies.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

The UniSA Business School offers an Arts and Cultural Management masters program and works in partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres to provide a cutting-edge education with an innovative curriculum. With our digital capabilities, flexible online delivery, and Asia-wide links paired with the engagement of our arts and cultural organisations, we are able to lead the region in arts and cultural entrepreneurship education.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, with a 2.9% salary increase to be applicable from the first full pay period commencing after 31 March 2018.  We also have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance. 

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Miranda McDonald, Senior Recruitment Consultant in Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to 

Applications close: 9:00 am Monday 15 January 2018

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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