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Lecturer, Media

Job no: 571352
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications, Research, Education

  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, continuing position
  • $94,671 - $112,424 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Media and Communication aims to produce graduates who will respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing international, media-driven environment. Media and Communication has strong links with industry, and responds to ongoing change brought about by technology and convergence. The School is positioned as a major contributor to and leader of the debate within media-driven industries.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

This Lecturer, Media position is open to a radio specialist with proven expertise, experience, and teaching capacity across live and pre-recorded audio production, that can include podcasting. The Lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School in sound and radio production, which should incorporate recent industry experience in producing content for radio.

More specifically, the Lecturer is responsible for carrying out teaching activities within the Undergraduate Media program and should demonstrate an ability to integrate their professional radio practice and expertise with teaching and research. Experience with media technologies should include (but are not limited to) radio studios, mobile audio recording equipment, audio editing/design software, and podcast distribution platforms. Experience in live flow radio programming is also preferred. The Lecturer will be encouraged to bring their industrial knowledge and experience into their teaching practice and course offerings for students.

The Lecturer is also expected to actively promote the program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities.  The Lecturer is expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and update colleagues and students on developments in their field. The Lecturer may be responsible for course coordination and may be asked to undertake more specialised administrative and program-based leadership tasks within the School.

The Bachelor of Communication (Media) produces critically informed contemporary media professionals who are creative and multi-skilled communicators. Students work within a Studio teaching model – adapted from Architecture and Design – that combines theoretical exploration and practical experimentation. Graduates deliver innovative content across a range of outputs including TV, film, radio, social and mobile media. More information on previous Media Studio offerings can be found at http://www.mediafactory.org.au/studios/studio-archive/

Skills & Experience Required

We are seeking an individual with a proven record of professional experience and an established/emerging research track record in the fields of radio, sound studies, or audio media. Technical and theoretical teaching experience at tertiary level is essential, as is the capacity to take on course administration and other program-level administrative duties including academic advice or work attachments coordinator. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary environment, will be essential for success in this role.

Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

Please direct any queries about this position to Dr Brian Morris, Senior Lecturer & Studios Coordinator within the Bachelor of Communication (Media) Program – phone +61 3 9925 3882 or email brian.morris@rmit.edu.au (email preferred).

Applications close 11:55pm on Sunday 24th March 2019.

Download File Position Description - Lecturer Media.pdf

Download File Appointment of staff without Doctoral Qualifications.pdf

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check. 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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