Lecturer in Creative Industries

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: North Adelaide Melbourne St, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Oct 2021

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

About the role

The Arts and Cultural Management Program in the School of Culture and Communication is seeking to make a continuing appointment for a Level B Lecturer in Creative Industries. We are seeking an energetic and committed individual who is able to complement and diversify the Program’s teaching and research, with particular emphasis on the cultural and creative industries.

The Arts and Cultural Management  program offers an academically rigorous, vocationally-oriented Master of Arts . The degree prepares students to work in the arts and creative industries, through solid theoretical and conceptual foundations, combined with a commitment to industry-relevant skills. Through the three capstone options – a thesis, a practical project, or an internship – students apply their insights and skills in a way that best suits their interests and professional needs. Our diverse and dynamic program team works together to combine our strengths to deliver excellent teaching and pursue exciting research. We regularly meet through the Cultural Policy Reading Group and guest seminars and lectures. 

A Lecturer undertakes teaching and research in their discipline or related areas. They will contribute to teaching at the postgraduate level, and undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to their profession or discipline. The Lecturer undertakes administration primarily relating to their activities within the Faculty and may be required to perform the full academic responsibilities of, and related administration for, the coordination of an award program of the University.

The Lecturer will have experience in research, which has resulted in the publication of high-quality outputs or other demonstrated scholarly activities. Research may be carried out independently and/or as part of a team. The Lecturer may supervise postgraduate research students or projects and be involved in research training.

About you

You will bring to the role:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrated specialisation in the cultural and creative industries
  • A strong record in research with a developing publication profile and an ambitious agenda for future research
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching and coordination, including the capacity to initiate course development and curriculum revision
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate coursework degree (MA), honours and research higher degree (MA by Research and PhD) theses
  • Demonstrated capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research
  • Capacity to attract research grants and consultancies
  • Demonstrated professional and collegial behaviour of a very high standard (encompassing commitment to the Faculty’s Values and Behaviours outlined elsewhere in this document).
  • Strong computer literacy in line with the University’s commitment to eTeaching and eLearning

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits   

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