Lecturer in Screen 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 and Communication

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. 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. Screen Studies at the University of Melbourne is concerned with the aesthetics, history and theory of film and screen media. The Program offers students the critical, analytical, theoretical and creative tools required to understand the cinema and work with the moving image in diverse forms. Screen Studies at Melbourne is widely recognised for its excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship and research. Staff in the stream are committed to classroom-based teaching as well as developing online, interactive projects to support students and encourage them to excel in the discipline.

We aim to continue to develop these strengths, particularly in the areas of:

  • Local and global film cultures, genres, movements and industries
  • Transnational Cinemas
  • Gender, sexuality, and feminist film theory
  • Contemporary forms of Screen Media
  • Screen media’s relationships with the visual, performing and creative arts
  • Documentary film, politics and the ethics of the cinema.

The Lecturer in Screen 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


For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria