Lecturer, Journalism and Communication

Nathan/Gold Coast, Australia
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing, full time position based at either the Nathan or Gold Coast campus.

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science offers expertise across a diverse array of disciplines to shape the social, political and cultural future of the world. Its degrees teach students to think both critically and creatively, to innovate for change and communicate for influence.  With a strong emphasis on industry placements, its degrees provide a springboard for success and a unique skill set to future-proof their career.

Through both teaching and research, the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science creates critical thinkers, creators, innovators and thought leaders – who harness the power of their ideas, and other people’s, to change the world. This commitment to developing creative ideas has been recognised by the QS World University Rankings which placed Griffith in the Top 200 worldwide for Communication and Media Studies.

The opportunity

The position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the School’s new Bachelor of Communication and Journalism and to contribute to its design and implementation.  Importantly, the focus of both the Communication and Journalism staff and the new degree program is a commitment to the potential of communication and journalism to impact and deliver positive social and environmental change.

This is a continuing, full time position based at either the Nathan or Gold Coast campus.

About you

As the successful candidate, you have a PhD in either Communication or Journalism. Your previous experience in teaching at a tertiary level will enable you to hit the ground running in this engaging role. Along with an ability to publish quality research, you will also have proven success in attracting grant funding which is in line with the strengths of the School.

Salary range

Lecturer (Level B): $90,697 - $107,706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 - $126,017 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Michael Balfour, Acting Head of School, on m.balfour@griffith.edu.au

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6548

Closing date: Sunday 27 May 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Please note: this advertisement has been slightly amended to greater reflect the appropriate Discipline information.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.