Lecturer in Cultural Studies

Melbourne, Australia
10 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Culture & Communication

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $98,755 - $117,290 plus 17% superannuation

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is guided by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures.

More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

The Screen and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Melbourne is an innovative and distinctive formation that fosters research and teaching in both Screen Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as the critical intersections between these discipline. Our Cultural Studies stream focuses critical attention on how cultural life is being transformed by three key developments: the intensified mobility of people and cultures in globalization; the impact of new media technologies in everyday life; and the far-reaching environmental and social aftermaths of industrial modernization.

Cultural Studies at Melbourne prepares students to enter this fast-changing world by directing critical attention to six central themes that reflect current conditions:

  • Globalization and the intensified mobility of culture;
  • Multiculturalism, cultural complexity, and super diversity;
  • Transforming identities (gendered, sexual, ethnic and others);
  • The uses and experiences of media in everyday life;
  • Cultural and environmental sustainability;
  • New cultural flows in the Asia-Pacific region, and Australia’s place within these.

The Lecturer in Cultural Studies will be expected to make major contributions in the areas of research, administration and professional development, and teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including RHD supervision.

Close date: 7 Aug 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria


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