This Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media Research Methods) will coordinate and teach into existing and new methods subjects in the graduate and undergraduate programs of Media and Communications. An ability to teach traditional quantitative research methods is essential. Other responsibilities include supervising honours, minor theses and PhD students. The Lecturer will be expected to have a strong track record of research and publications and the ability to contribute to the development of existing and future research projects, including participation as an investigator on ARC and/or externally funded research projects. The candidate will have strong skills in online data collection and analysis techniques, and the capacity to reflect on their social and ethical implications. The specific area of research focus is open, but an ability to complement existing research strengths in the Media and Communications Program is an advantage.
The Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne is the top-ranked program in Australia (QS 2018) and features a thriving research and teaching environment. The Program is rapidly expanding, after sustained growth in recent years. Media and Communications runs a very successful Major in the Bachelor of Arts and a number of highly successful Masters degrees, including Global Media Communication and Marketing Communication. It has research strengths in digital cultures, media theory, journalism studies, cyber security, marketing communications, and political communication. Media and Communication features both quantitative and qualitative researchers from across the social sciences and humanities.
The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars who span fields including Media and Communication, Journalism, Publishing, Screen and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, English, Theatre, Australian Indigenous Studies, Art History and Curatorship. The School is host to several large research projects and centres, including the Centre for Advancing Journalism, the Research Unit in Public Cultures, and the Research Unit for Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary Culture (ERCC).
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