Associate Professor, Strategic Communication

Sydney, Australia
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeks to appoint an Associate Professor, Strategic Communication in its highly regarded Public Communication Program within the School of Communication. 

The appointee will join a leading team of advertising, PR, and corporate, government and organisational communication scholars and will work directly with Distinguished Professor Jim Macnamara who heads the program. From time to time the Associate Professor will be required to deputise for Distinguished Professor Macnamara in discipline leadership and management roles within the School of Communication and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

The appointee is expected to have a strong academic research publishing track record in relevant disciplinary fields and success in gaining research funding. It will be an advantage to have research experience and/or an interest in areas aligned to UTS Public Communication research such as evaluation of communication, engagement/listening, and/or digital and social media.  

The appointee is also required to have extensive undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching experience, including higher research degrees supervision. The successful candidate will play a key role in the new Master of Strategic Communication and Executive Master of Strategic Communication launched by UTS in 2019. 

Strong relationships and engagement with industry and relevant professions in Australia and/or internationally will also be an advantage. 

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the position statement – Click on the Apply link to be taken to the relevant page.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range:$149,355 to $159,049 pa(Level D)

This role attracts 17%superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

Whilst as Australia’s premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC110947, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - Click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC110947.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday 26th July 2018 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.