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[Commlist] Associate Dean (Media)_RMIT University, Melbourne
Mon Sep 16 08:40:30 GMT 2019
RMIIT’s School of Media and Communication is currently advertising for
the role of Associate Dean (Media).
This is a critical leadership and management role responsible for
advancing learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry
engagement for the discipline.
For further information please
Associate Dean, Media
Job no: 582619
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications, Education, Teaching and
Research, Associate Dean
Advance learning and teaching quality, research relevance and
industry engagement for the Media discipline
Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing
Professor/Associate Professor position*
Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT's CBD campus
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 is home to a vibrant community of
renowned practitioners, theorists and thinkers. It is one of only two
Schools in Australia to receive a ‘well above world standard’ ERA 5
ranking in the most recent Excellence for Research in Australia exercise
for research in media and communication. One of its key research
elements, the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) is a world
leading Centre that offers a unique focus on the social, political and
cultural implications of digital and mobile technologies for our daily
lives. Internationally renowned for its cutting-edge digital qualitative
methods, DERC excels in both academic scholarship and applied work with
industry partners and other vibrant research labs in the School
including the Non/fictionLab, a collective of scholars, writers and
creative practitioners working with story, dialogue, poetics and
partnerships, and the Screen and Sound research group, with links to the
Australian Film Institute Research Collection (housed at RMIT).
The School of Media and Communication produces top graduates who can
respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing
international, media-driven environment. The School has strong links
with industry, has numerous illustrious alumni and seeks to be at the
cutting edge of ongoing change brought about by technology and
convergence. The School is a leading centre of ideas and innovation in
the media driven industries. The School delivers the full spectrum of
higher education programs and has a significant presence in
international markets onshore and offshore.
For more information please visit,
The Role and Your Responsibilities
Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Associate Dean, Media is a
critical leadership and management role responsible for advancing
learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry
engagement for the discipline. They will work across disciplines and
schools to deliver effective learning and teaching and research outcomes.
The Associate Dean is accountable for providing strategic and academic
leadership and management to the discipline, consistent with the
University and College strategic plans and objectives, and for
contributing at a senior level to the strategic planning and development
of the School.
The Associate Dean is a member of the School executive team and will
work collaboratively with all members of the management team and staff
across the school to ensure the School achieves its strategic objectives.
Skills & Experience Required
To be successful in the role you will possess strong leadership skills
and experience in leading academic teams in a collegiate environment to
deliver strategic objectives. You will bring with you a well-developed
understanding of budget management, quality management, and good governance.
You will have discipline strength and a teaching and research track
record in one or more of the programs or contextual streams. The
discipline currently offers the following programs: Bachelor of
Communication (Media), Master of Media, Bachelor of Communication
(Journalism), Graduate Diploma in Journalism, and the Bachelor of Arts
(Music Industry). There are also three contextual streams: Cinema
Studies, Approaches to Popular Culture and Politics, Economics and
Communication. A strength in Digital Communication would also be
The School will value your capacity to think strategically based on
organisational priorities and objectives while displaying a high level
of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills. These skills
will be required for your interactions with senior executives and
external bodies and your involvement with cross disciplinary and
cross-sectoral teams. Your leadership and expertise in learning and
teaching along with your substantial academic, research and relevant
professional achievement will contribute to the overall standing of the
School both nationally and internationally.
We are looking for a person to join our School who is creative, critical
and ambitious in their approach to media and communication research and
scholarship and the future evolution of the media discipline. We seek a
person interested in building capacity within teams and who has
demonstrable skill and interest in encouraging a collegial workplace as
a forward-thinking leader.
We are interested in candidates who demonstrate a global outlook,
international excellence and high quality, high impact research,
underpinned by supporting cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
teams who work with partners to address complex, real-world problems.
Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with
If you believe this opportunity is for you, please apply below.
For further information please contact Professor Lisa French, Dean of
School phone +61 3 9925 3026 or email (lisa.french /at/ rmit.edu.au)
Applications close Sunday 29 September 2019.
Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection
criteria, as outlined in the relevant position description.
Download File Position Description - Associate Dean, Media.pdf
* Please note, the substantive Associate Professor/Professor position
will be assessed in line with your skills and experience. A position
description for the substantive role is available upon request.
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.
Application close: 29 Sep 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time
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