Professional Expert in Centre For Advancing Journalism

at University of Melbourne

School of Culture & Communication

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Centre for Advancing Journalism (CAJ) was established in 2009 with the aim of improving the practice of journalism. Given this mission, the Centre has a research agenda, both academic and applied, which examines major issues in journalism, and a public engagement program designed to involve the community in a dialogue about what constitutes journalism excellence. This dialogue is designed to foster a better understanding in the community of how journalism works, and provide journalists with the opportunity to reflect on their work and how it impacts society.

CAJ is located in the School of Culture and Communication, which encourages collaborative, cross-disciplinary work in line with University priorities and is host to several large research projects and centres.

The appointee will contribute to teaching in the Master of Journalism, by editing the in-house publication, The Citizen, and using it as a platform for student learning and engagement. Drawing upon their substantial professional expertise as a journalist, they will be expected to provide hands on training and relevant industry experience for students in the Master of Journalism program; in particular through teaching the Master of Journalism subject JOUR 90010 Newsroom: Applied Professional Practice.

In addition, they will play a major role in promoting and raising awareness of the Centre's research and advocacy activities. In particular they will work within the team to ensure that CAJ become a leading forum for news, discussion and debate about media, public affairs, journalism futures and the role of journalism practice in civil society.

Close date: 28 May 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

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