Lecturer In Communication Journalism

at Deakin University

  • Expertise in Journalism
  • Level B $97,398 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin's School of Communication and Creative Arts is home to world-leading academics across many domains, has a strong ethic of critical and creative inquiry, balanced by a deep appreciation of the power of practice and professional application.

The School of Communication and Creative Arts is seeking to appoint to a continuing position in the Communication academic group a lecturer with expertise in journalism, in particular broadcast and digital journalism, who will teach into the Bachelor of Communication and the Master of Communication.

You will be expected to contribute to and/or lead teaching across a range of units at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with an initial emphasis on teaching units in Journalism.

Based at our Burwood campus, this newly created full-time ongoing role sits within the School of Creative Arts and Communication.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Demonstrable ability to contribute to research projects and collaborations, creating new insights and opportunities.
  • Demonstrate excellent scholarly learning and teaching at the undergraduate level (including for example in the cloud, and in clinical settings).
  • Design and implement best practice assessment of student learning outcomes, and participating in assessment panels.
  • Contribute to research and publication in learning and teaching, including testing the effectiveness of innovations designed to improve student and graduate outcomes, including graduate employment.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative curriculum design.
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/ or exhibitions and/or success in obtaining external research funding.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the professional practice of journalism especially broadcast journalism, and in applying these skills in teaching and/or research.
  • Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research and teaching.
  • Professional experience in journalism, especially broadcast and digital journalism will be highly regarded.

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

Download File L Communication (Journalism).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 scca-operations@deakin.edu.au.

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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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