Senior Lecturer - Journalism

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Oct 2023

  • $128,880 to $148,089 p.a (ALEVC)
  • Ongoing, Full Time, Mount Lawley Campus and City Campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights

$128,880 to $148,089 pa (Level C) + 17% superannuation
Ongoing, Full-time, Mount Lawley/City Campus
Teaching and Research role
Open to candidates with relevant work rights
We seek an outstanding journalism academic to be at the forefront of developing our new Bachelor of Journalism and Broadcast Media and assist in the development of our postgraduate courses in broadcast media. These new courses, expected to commence in 2025 and 2026, build on our established strengths in these fields (including the outstanding Graduate Diploma in Broadcasting) and are part of our move to the ECU City Campus with its cutting-edge broadcast facilities and newsroom. You will be expected to undertake research in fields relevant to journalism, media, and communication. You also have the chance to work with colleagues in the WA Screen Academy who focus on screen storytelling and will support our broadcast media developments. This position places you squarely at the center of an ambitious and innovative University of the Future, in the heart of the Perth CBD.

The Role
You will be part of the Screen and Media Production academic group, within the Creative Humanities section of the School. Initially, your focus will be on leading our Bachelor of Journalism and Broadcast Media, serving as Course Coordinator for an initial period of three years, helping design and then teach this course. You will play a vital role also in the coordinated development of related courses including a proposed Master of Broadcast Media and linking with courses in screen production and communication. You will bring your knowledge of journalism, both as a discipline and a professional practice, as well as the ability to lead academic innovations that engage with industry and community.

You will teach at postgraduate and undergraduate level, working within a team that includes ongoing and sessional academics, and technical staff. You will be expected to develop and sustain a research program, including supervision of higher degree students. From 2026, you will be based at our new City Campus in central Perth, with access to cutting edge newsroom and broadcasting facilities. Sustained success over several years in this role, including taking on additional responsibilities for academic leadership, will enable you to seek promotion to Associate Professor.

About The School And The University
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching. ECU has been rated the maximum of five stars for teaching quality by their graduates for 14 years in a row, making ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve such a consistently high rating. ECU’s reputation for teaching quality and student experience has been built on the productive relationships they have with their students, industry, communities, and alumni- sharing knowledge for the benefit of all.

The School of Arts and Humanities (SAH) is one of the largest at ECU with many diverse disciplines arranged into two main divisions: Creative Humanities; and Psychology and Social Sciences. The Screen and Media Production group one of the Creative Humanities’ groups, working alongside Visual Arts, Communication and Culture, and Design. The School operates across four campuses, with more than 100 academic and professional staff, and has a strong online education presence. The diversity of the School is a strength, enabling interdisciplinary innovation, a sustainable financial platform, and many opportunities for collaborations with industry and community. In 2026, the School will begin to operate its Creative Humanities program from our new ECU City Campus while maintaining and expanding operations at the Joondalup and South-West (regional) campuses and building our program at the newly opened ECU Sri Lanka campus.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, you will require a PhD in a relevant discipline, as well as extensive experience in journalism and/or broadcast media industries.

You will need to demonstrate, based on past achievement and potential for future development, that you can:

1.       teach effectively with a student-centred approach that facilitates active learning and supports students from diverse backgrounds;

2.       conduct sustained high-quality research with successful public outcomes and impact;

3.       create productive partnerships with industry and community for research and teaching;

4.       develop and implement innovations in teaching and research;

5.       work collegially with a commitment to inclusion and diversity; and

6.       exercise scholarly leadership consistent with your level of appointment.

You will be expected to demonstrate personal attributes congruent with the University’s values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry, personal excellence, and courage.

Inclusion And Diversity
Edith Cowan University is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting and celebrating the differences in our society. Strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds and are committed to sustaining a workplace where we value our people, celebrate everyone’s contributions to success, and work together on overcoming our challenges. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

Benefits and Remuneration
This position provides a full-time salary of $128,880 to $148,089 pa (Level C) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview .

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Application Process
Your application is in two parts. The first part is a statement (maximum 4 pages) that clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role and the difference you will make for the school if appointed. You should highlight key examples of your experience and your capabilities: you do not need to address each point in turn so long as all the criteria are covered. The second part is a detailed curriculum vitae, including summaries of your prior roles and achievements. Please include details for three referees including your current supervisor / manager (we will not contact referees without your approval). A covering letter is not needed.

Applications close: Sunday,15 October at 11.30pm ASWT

More Information
You are encouraged to contact Professor Katya Johanson ( )  to discuss the role and your application and learn more about the exciting opportunities ahead in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University.

You are also encouraged to read the school’s Statement of Purpose, Principles, and Ambition for more information.


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