Industry Fellow, Communication Design

Melbourne, Australia
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-Time, fixed term (3 years) commencing in 2018 (a reduced fraction may be negotiated)
  • Academic Level B ($92,815-$110,220) plus 17% Super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Design is a new school comprising the disciplines of Industrial Design, Digital Design (including Animation & Interactive Media) and Communication Design. The School will build on RMIT's leading national and international reputation in design education by creating a specific focus on emerging areas such as UX and service design, design strategy and virtual and augmented reality.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The School is seeking an Industry Fellow with expertise in contemporary Communication Design, including current professional practice. The Industry Fellow will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities within undergraduate and postgraduate programs and for maintaining and advancing their research and/or professional capabilities relevant to the discipline. Professional practitioners with demonstrable research expertise are encouraged to apply.

The position requires demonstrated ability to teach into the Master of Communication Design programs, as well as the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design). The preferred candidate will be an experienced teacher and be able to demonstrate the ability to work at industry standards and integrate their design practice with teaching and research. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to practice/research and a collaborative work ethic.

This is a full-time position, but a reduced fraction may be negotiated to accommodate professional practice or personal circumstances.

Skills & Experience Required

Applicants will need to have recent experience in some or all of the following: contemporary Communication Design, including design research methods; service design and human-centred design; interaction or user interface design; user research; action research. In addition, applicants should have substantial track record of professional design practice in some or all of these fields, or have a significant track record of practice and/or research in these fields. They should also be able to demonstrate significant networks in industry or research contexts related to some or all of these fields.

They will be required to undertake activities in line with the university's research strategy that emphasises relevant and applied research to advance scholarship and professional engagement.

Please note the School is also seeking a Senior Lecturer, Communication Design - click here for further details

To Apply

For further information please refer to our careers website and enter job # 564073 or contact Associate Dean Neal Haslem +61 3 9925 2828.

Applications close 11:55 pm on Sunday 20 May 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description in addition to providing a current resume. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.