Associate Professor, Communication and Journalism

Nathan/Gold Coast, Australia
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Arts, Education and Law (AEL) group encompasses creative and performing arts, education, law, criminology, social science and humanities. It represents a comprehensive academic group with a presence across all five Griffith campuses.

The Group is committed to developing teaching programs to prepare students for a changing world and producing outstanding scholarship and research which supports global social change and development.

The Group includes a number of Schools that are highly ranked internationally, and has a strong commitment to producing impactful research that contributes to the wider needs of society.

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 the Nathan campus.

About you

As Associate Professor you will have a PhD in Communication, Journalism, or a related field. You will have an outstanding research profile and historical success in attracting both internal and external grant funding. You will have shown a significant contribution to the profession/discipline and be highly committed to teaching excellence across a diverse curriculum.

Salary range

Associate Professor, Level D: $136,454 - $150,331 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $159,652 - $175,888 per annum.

How to apply

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

  • 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.

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

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.

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Michael Balfour, Acting Head of School, on

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

Closing date:Friday, 22 June 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

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.