Location: Parkville

Role type: Full time; Continuing 

Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department/School: School of Culture and Communication

Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About – Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne brings together leading scholars across 40 disciplines of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our academic staff are of international standing and committed to excellence in teaching and research.

The Faculty is home to the University’s first degree, the Bachelor of Arts, which is one of the most sought-after degrees in Australia, consistently attracting outstanding students from around the country and internationally. Our teaching programs encourage critical inquiry, creativity, global perspectives and the questioning of ideas. In 2016, the Faculty opened Arts West – an award-winning building in the heart of the historic campus and a new home for the Bachelor of Arts. Arts West supports active and informal learning through object-based learning laboratories and purpose-built teaching spaces which has transformed teaching and learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences, setting a new benchmark in the Asia region.

About the Role

The Media & Communications Program is ranked in the top 40 in its discipline globally (QS 2022) and features a thriving academic and student community across its undergraduate degree, two Masters coursework degrees, and Ph.D. cohort.

The Media and Communications program is a Lecturer in Media and Communications (Teaching Specialist in Marketing Communications) who will contribute to teaching and supervision at undergraduate, honors and postgraduate levels, and undertake scholarly research on teaching and learning practices in their discipline.

Responsibilities include:

  • Subject (module) coordination duties including the development of Learning Management System sites and subject guides, preparing and marking assessments, and the selection and supervision of sessional tutors
  • Subject delivery in the required mode (e.g., online, on campus, blended)
  • Actively engaging in service, leadership, and coordination roles in the discipline, School, and Faculty demonstrating respectful, inclusive behaviours at all times, and building trust among colleagues
  • Actively engaging in scholarly activity to support, enable, and disseminate teaching practice within the discipline

About You

You will be an experienced marketing and communications teaching specialist with the ability to conduct scholarly research on teaching and learning practices within this area. You will be able to attract teaching-related grants or consultancies as well as the ability to supervise honours and postgraduate theses.

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline
  • A demonstrated specialisation and/or relevant professional experience in Marketing and Communications
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching including the capacity for syllabus/curriculum design and subject (module) coordination.
  • Demonstrated professional and collegial behaviour of a very high standard (encompassing commitment to the Faculty’s Values and Behaviours outlined on page 2).

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental, and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

Applications close: 31 January 2023 at 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0057972_Lecturer In Media and Communications-Teaching Specialist_PD.pdf


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