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[ecrea] Job vacancy: Lecturer in Online Communication and Media at the University of Sydney

Wed Apr 23 23:59:08 GMT 2014

Job vacancy: Lecturer in Online Communication and Media at the University of Sydney

Dear all,

The University of Sydney is currently seeking a Lecturer in Online Communication and Media within its Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For more information and to apply, visit and search by the reference number 617/0314.




REFERENCE NO. 617/0314

· Exciting opportunity for a research-active scholar with expertise in teaching online media

· Join a dynamic, engaged group of academics in a leading centre for teaching and research on communication and media

· 3 year, fixed term Level B position, remuneration package: $107K-$127K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

Our University has dedicated centres for the study of China and Southeast Asia, cardiovascular disease and obesity, a new Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, and enjoys the benefits of the city of Sydney as the headquarters of Australia’s leading media companies and institutions, as well as lively cultural institutions.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

Founded in 2000, and based in The School of Letters, 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 and political communication, health communication, media history, screen studies, and media and politics.

MECO offers a suite of outstanding degrees and programs of study, including:

· a prestigious, highly sought after four-year undergraduate degree, offering a unique combination of great humanities education with excellent vocational preparation for a career in the media and communications industry

·         a major in digital cultures in the faculty’s Bachelor of Arts

· five highly-regarded Masters degrees in Media Practice, Digital Communication and Culture, Strategic Public Relations, Publishing, and Health Communications

·         a supportive and distinctive higher degrees by research program.

MECO has established itself as an outstanding, collegial environment for innovative research. It makes an internationally significant contribution to understandings of media, communication, and digital cultures, which are now central to our social, economic, political, and cultural arrangements. MECO has a strong track record of research collaborations and external grant success.

MECO has excellent media production facilities, including television and radio studios, and is supported by a digital media unit (DMU). It benefits from high-quality research infrastructure and support, as well as established interdisciplinary links and projects with outstanding researchers at the University working on media and communication from disciplines such as gender and cultural studies, politics, human rights, sociology, law, business, science and technology, health and medicine, and area studies, especially Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:

· teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in online media, encompassing social media communication, regulation and governance, critical and ethical practice, and community building

· make an important contribution to the research strengths of the school, including regular publication in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and the pursuit of research grants

·         supervise research higher degree students

· develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic field and with external stakeholders

· engage with communication and media industry, professions, and interested publics

·         contribute to academic administration.

To be the successful candidate you will need:

·         a PhD in communications and media, with a focus on online media

·         teaching experience at tertiary level in online media

· proven expertise and knowledge, research ability and research potential in online communications and media

· evidence of your ability to undertake academic administrative responsibilities

· the ability to work in a collegial and effective manner with a broad range of colleagues and external stakeholders

· a demonstrated capacity for engagement in cultural and industry debates regarding media and communication issues and professions.

Remuneration package: $107,679 - $127,867 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $90,990 - $108,049 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

CLOSING DATE: 18 May 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

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