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[Commlist] Two Positions in Digital Cultures at the University of Sydney
Wed Jan 16 09:23:00 GMT 2019
The School of Languages, Arts and Media are advertising for two new
positions (Lecturer B/Assistant Professor in the Digital Cultures
Program at the University of Sydney. We’re looking for
researchers/scholars interested in the social, cultural, and design
aspects of emerging technologies such as AI, data, automation, robotics,
smart technologies, and Blockchain. Applications are due very soon - 20
Position 1: Lecturer in Digital Cultures (Continuing)
Reference no. 2479/1218C - sydney.edu.au/recruitment
Position 2: Lecturer in Digital Cultures (Fixed Term)
Reference no. 2481/1218F - sydney.edu.au/recruitment
Exciting opportunity for a research-active scholar with expertise in
teaching digital cultures. Join a dynamic, engaged group of academics in
a leading centre for teaching and research on communication and media
Full-time, Continuing role, Level B, Salary from $104K to $123K p.a. in
addition to leaving loading and %17 superannuation.
School of Literature, Art & Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
*About the opportunity***
Founded in 2000, and based in The School of Literature, Art and Media ,
The Department of Media and Communications (MECO) is a leading centre
for teaching, research, and public engagement in many areas, including
transformations in communication and media, journalism studies, digital
cultures and technologies, culture and media, communication and media
policy, public, corporate and political communication, health
communication, media history, screen studies, and media and politics.
Digital Cultures has emerging strengths in researching AR, VR, games,
smart homes, robotics and AI.
MECO has established itself as an outstanding, collegial environment for
innovative research with interdisciplinary links with a broad range of
researchers. We make internationally significant contributions to
understandings of media, communication, and digital cultures, which are
now central to our social, economic, political, and cultural
arrangements. We also have a strong track record of research
collaborations and external grant success, in addition to excellent
media production facilities, including television and radio studios, and
support from a Digital Media Unit.
This exciting new post has been specifically created to build capacity
in the strategic research theme area of the Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences (FASS), represented by its new STuF Lab (Socio-Technical
Futures Lab). Directed by Professors Heather Horst and Gerard Goggin,
the StuF Lab is an interdisciplinary research hub, based in FASS, for
supporting cutting-edge work on the social, cultural, and design aspects
of emerging technologies such as AI, data, automation, robotics, smart
technologies, and Blockchain.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement;
inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the
importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values. Reporting to
the Chair of the Department of Media and Communications, the Lecturer in
Digital Cultures will be required to:
* teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate
courses in digital cultures, and related areas of communication and
* undertake research on socio-technical futures, in key areas such as
AI, data automation, robotics, and connected homes, cities, and
mobilities, Blockchain and other sociotechnical systems
* publish regularly in top ranked journals and outlets, and secure
* attract and supervise higher degree research students as well as
honours and masters dissertation students
* create innovative interdisciplinary collaborations within the
University and with external stakeholders
* engage with the digital media and communications industry,
professions, and interested publics
* contribute to academic governance and leadership
The successful candidate will have an excellent track record in
researching and teaching the social and cultural aspects of digital
technologies strongly aligned with the Department and Faculty priority
You will join a vibrant and collegial department with excellent teaching
and research resources. You will have the opportunity to collaborate
with world leaders in the field at such centres as the The Centre for
Robotics and Intelligent Systems, the Smart Urbanism Lab, the Centre for
Translational Data, Sydney Democracy Network, Charles Perkins Centre,
Government and International Relations, and International Security
Studies as well as the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and China Studies
Centre, along with faculty-based researchers across a range of disciplines.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to
improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that
effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected
in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term
strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an
outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence.
Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff
who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings
opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with
convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the
position from Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer on +61 2 9036 5058
(ortimothy.dwyer /at/ sydney.edu.au) <mailto:(timothy.dwyer /at/ sydney.edu.au)>.
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable
adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact
Mohammed Abu Naser on 02 8627 1215 (ormohammed.abunaser /at/ sydney.edu.au)
<mailto:(mohammed.abunaser /at/ sydney.edu.au)>
Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.
*Closing date: 20 January 2019, 11:30pm Sydney Time**
*Important Note: The University of Sydney is closed for the Christmas
and New Year period from 4pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and all staff
are on leave until the University reopens on Tuesday 8 January 2019.
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion.
Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with
disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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