Senior Lecturer In Communication

at Deakin University

  • Expertise in Journalism
  • Level C $118,757 + 17% Superannuation

The communication group brings together award-winning academics to prepare and empower those looking to work across the fields of journalism, public relations and marketing communication.

The School of Communication and Creative Arts seeks an excellent academic to join the Communication group in a continuing role. The appointee will undertake key leadership roles in our undergraduate and postgraduate programs and will be a strong contributor to our research in Communication and Journalism Studies.

Based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, this full-time role sits within the School of Communications and Creative Arts.

You will be expected to:

  • Make a significant contribution to the successful development of research programs or partnerships.
  • Make a significant contribution to research projects, including internal and external collaboration to create new insights and opportunities.
  • Demonstrate excellent scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings) with an emerging reputation at the national level.
  • Make a significant contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of the course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin's curriculum framework, and meet external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation.
  • Create innovations designed to improve student and graduate outcomes including graduate employment.
  • Design and implement best practice assessment and evidence of student learning outcomes at Unit and Course level, and lead assessment panels.
  • Provide leadership in teaching and learning through roles such as Course Director or Unit Chair of high enrolling courses or units.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or advanced qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline area.
  • Nationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in quality journals and/or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research grants.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the professional practice of Journalism, and in applying these skills in teaching and/or research.
  • Professional experience in Journalism would be highly desirable.
  • Positive engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File SL Communication _C.pdf

Applications for this position close on 20 November 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin's Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Matthew Ricketson, Head of Academic Group (Communication), School of Communication and Creative Arts on

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We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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