Lecturer, Journalism

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Academic Level B + 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

  • Exciting opportunity to shape the future of journalism education and research, fostering new industry partnerships and enhancing our academic offerings.

About You
We are seeking a Lecturer to enrich our Journalism programs, including the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) and the Graduate Diploma in Journalism. This role is ideal for an academic with a robust multimedia journalism background, particularly in a newsroom setting. The successful candidate will bring a wealth of experience in various journalism formats, such as online, audio-visual, design, and data visualisation to our team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering high-quality teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses.

  • Engaging in scholarly research activities, contributing to the field of journalism through research and industry partnerships.

  • Enhancing our discipline's research culture with active contributions to journalism studies, especially in adapting journalism practices to new and emerging media platforms.

  • Working collaboratively with the Journalism team, coordinating courses, academic advising, student selection, and other related duties.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have:

  • An in-depth knowledge of journalism and the ability to bridge between industry and scholarly research in the field.

  • Ability to prepare and deliver courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and to produce high-quality curriculum materials.

  • Ability to undertake course coordination roles.

  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs in journalism evidenced by publications, development of research initiatives and industry links.

  • Ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates.

  • Ability to build effective networks with industry as well as the academy and generate funded partnerships with industry and government.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills appropriate for interacting with students, industry, higher degree by research candidates, and staff, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field

Please view the position description for further key selection criteria.  

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

About the School of Media and Communication

The School of Media and Communication pushes the boundaries of digital knowledge creation and future-focused practice. The School has a deep engagement with industry and the community that allows research and teaching to respond creatively and innovatively to global conditions.

In the most recent QS Rankings by Subject , RMIT was ranked 37th in the world for Communications and Media Studies .

The School is home to a vibrant community of practitioners, theorists and thinkers in communication, creative writing and publishing, screen, culture, digital ethnography, new media, journalism, public relations, advertising and music industry. The School has a strong international focus set to drive careers to succeed in the global context with programs and courses offered in Melbourne, Vietnam and Singapore.

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, RMIT was judged to be well above world standard (5) for the field of Communication and Media studies and above world standard (4) for the field of Cultural Studies and Design Practice and Management , reinforcing the dedication and expertise in these areas. RMIT was also judged to be at world standard (3) for the fields of Film, Television, and Performing Arts and Creative Writing .

For more information, visit www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/media-and-communication

To Apply 

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

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Dr Josie Vine, Senior Lecturer via email [email protected]  

Position Description - Lecturer, Journalism

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Applications Close:
28 Apr 2024 11.59 pm

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 Isla n der community.  

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 - https://www.rmit.edu.au/careers .

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