Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Communication Design

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 03 Jun 2024

25 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Communication sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

3 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Part-time (0.6FTE), Continuing position
  • Salary Academic Level A ($73,923 - $100,269) / Level B ($105,548 - $125,341) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School, in disciplines related to their field of expertise. Specifically, you will be responsible for carrying out teaching, and/or course coordination and convening activities (under academic supervision for Associate Lecturer), within the following RMIT Online programs: Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design, Graduate Certificate in Service Design, Graduate Certificate in Digital Product Design, and Graduate Diploma in Digital Product Design.

You are expected to actively promote the programs by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities, and to maintain and advance your scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities. You are also expected to work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and to update colleagues and students on developments in your subject area or specialisation.

To be successful for level A appointment, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and teach programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials.
  • Ability to undertake course coordination and convening roles under academic supervision.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

Please view position description for further selection criteria

In addition to the above criteria, to be successful for level B appointment, you will also have:

  • Ability to undertake course coordination and convening roles independently
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates.
  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding for projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

Please view position description for further selection criteria


Mandatory for Level A: Qualification in the relevant discipline area and have commenced or enrolled to commence your PhD.
Mandatory for Level B: PhD or equivalent in relevant field

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the School

The School of Design is a School comprised of the disciplines of Industrial Design, Digital Design (including Animation and Interactive Media) and Communication Design.

The School builds on RMIT's leading national and international reputation in design education by creating a specific focus on emerging areas such as UX and service design, design strategy and virtual and augmented reality.

It comprises approximately 100 academic and 11 professional staff and over 3000 EFT undergraduate and postgraduate students with expectations of growth.

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To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter and separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

Candidates are asked to specify level of the appointment they are applying for in the cover letter.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Jessica Bernardo (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email [email protected] .

PD - Associate Lecturer, Communication Design

PD - Lecturer, Communication Design

Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click 'apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Applications close on Monday 3rd June 2024 at 11.59pm.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

Why work at RMIT University

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

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