Associate Professor in Communication and Media

Bundoora, Australia
07 Mar 2018
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03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Teaching and research in our highly regarded Communication and Media department
  • Full time, continuing role based at our Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $133,847 - $147,459 per annum plus 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe University offers majors in both journalism and sport journalism at undergraduate level as part of the Bachelor of Media and Communication, and a major in journalism innovation as part of its Master of Communication.  Communication & Media Studies subjects at La Trobe rank in the top 200 internationally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).

About the role

In this role you will provide effective leadership and contribute towards the enhancement of the department’s reputation through the development, teaching and coordination of subjects and courses that engage and motivate students.

You will be recognised for your proven track record in research leadership, deep and extensive knowledge of contemporary issues and practices in journalism (including current trends in the production and distribution of news content), and a proven ability to teach into and develop multiple subjects in the journalism curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline area.  You will demonstrate effectiveness and leadership in curriculum development and teaching with a proven commitment to excellence in teaching and a record of attracting research students.  A demonstrated track record in undertaking high quality, impactful research in a relevant field is essential and you will have strong evidence of quality publications. Strong organisational and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work collaboratively with staff and students.

How to Apply

Closing date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018 (11:55pm)

Position Enquiries: Professor Lawrie Zion on 03 9479 2961 and

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for position no. 553375 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.