Assistant Professor in Communication

Canberra, Australia
26 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Work within the Faculty of Art and Design
  • Full-time Contingent Continuing Positions x 2
  • Academic Level B/C, Salary Range $98,961-133,970+ 17% Super

The University of Canberra is seeking two Level B/C Assistant Professors in Communication to become leaders in teaching and research in the field of Communication and Media Studies with specialisations in either Strategic or Marketing Communication or related fields.

Reporting to the Head of School, Arts and Communication, the Assistant Professor in Communication will be responsible for the design, development, delivery and coordination of curriculum, programs of study and work integrated learning opportunities at the undergraduate level. As a successful applicant, you will be an experienced teacher within the converging field of communications and its use of digital strategies. You will also be an active researcher with a track record in publication in research fields that are aligned with the News & Media Research Centre’s research priorities. Areas of expertise in Public Relations, Digital Communication, or Strategic Marketing with research track record within Digital Methods, Digital Culture, Political Communications, Media Studies and Public Affairs will be well regarded.

Essentially, as the successful applicant,you must hold academic qualifications at the doctoral level in Communication and Media or related fields. You will also utilise your strong interpersonal skills to develop links with relevant domestic and international stakeholders in the communication and media industries in the Nation’s capital and beyond.  Your ability to establish links with national and international scholarly communities, as well as to engage and develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders and to represent and promote the Faculty in the University, as well as in the broader community, including industry, government and professional bodies will be critical to your success of this role.

In return, you will have the opportunity to will be part of a dynamic world class University that values teaching, innovation and collaboration, a University with a Global focus and strong international links, including partnerships with Universities around the World.You will also work with a university named in the World’s Top 100 Young Universities ranking for 2017 by The Times Higher Education. The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies; on site gym, on site medical services supermarket and childcare facilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

Working Rights: Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.

To be considered for this position your application must include a cover letter, your resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria provided in the position description briefly outlining your skills and experience that will add value to this role.

To apply and for a copy of the Position Description, please go to:

For job specific information:  please contact Professor Sally Burfordon or (02) 6201 5958.

Recruitment and application questions: please contact Connie Ng, Talent Acquisition Partner on 02 6201 5185 or email quoting ref No.492423 and 492424