Senior Lecturer, Public Relations

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position for a Senior Lecturer in Public Relations 

  • Salary Academic Level C + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 

  • Based at the City campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University 


About the School 

The School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant community of renowned practitioners, theorists and thinkers. In the most recent QS Rankings by Subject , RMIT was ranked 37th in the world for Communication and Media Studies . The school produces top graduates who can respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing international, media and communication driven environment. The School has strong links with industry, has numerous illustrious alumni and seeks to be at the cutting edge of ongoing change brought about by technology and convergence. It is a leading centre of ideas and innovation in the communication industries. The School delivers the full spectrum of higher education programs and has a significant presence in international markets onshore and offshore. 

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About You 

The Senior Lecturer, Public Relations will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School. They will make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and will be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities.   

In the first three years of this position, the Senior Lecturer will manage a program teach-out and coordinate the development and delivery of a Public Relations major and minor in the new Bachelor of Professional Communication. They will also be responsible for managing accreditation with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). The Senior Lecturer will support the new program strategy to prepare students to be technologically fluent communication professionals who are highly adaptable to evolving roles in a global communication context. The role will involve working with a vibrant team of academics in Melbourne. The Senior Lecturer will also contribute to global development of the program.  


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


  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement. 

  • Ability to manage and lead a large program, or several small programs. 

  • Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning. 

  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.  

  • Ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements. 

  • Experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.  

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to support scholarly development of less experienced academic staff, consult with senior executives, external bodies, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment. 


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in relevant field. 


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


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 [email protected]  


Position Description - Senior Lecturer, PR  


Applications close on Monday 4 December at 11.59pm.  

Applications Close:
4 Dec 2023 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 - .

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