Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies Monash University, School of Media, Film and Journalism Australia

Lecturer – Communications and Media Studies


Department/Unit Communications and Media Studies


Faculty/Division Arts/School of Media, Film, Journalism


Classification $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)


Work location Caulfield campus


Date document created or updated June 2018


Duration Full-time continuing appointment


Closing Date Monday 2 July 2018, 11:55 pm AEST


To submit your application, please send your resume and covering letter to hrrecsupport@monash.edu.


Please list the Job Number and Position Title in the email header.


Organisational Context


Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and
support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality
research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as
the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds,
driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring,
empowering thinkers. Discover more at www.monash.edu.


Monash Arts is one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic arts faculties in Australia, with particular
strengths in the humanities, performing arts, languages and social sciences. We encourage the
development of innovative studies that operate at the intersection of traditional academic disciplines.
The faculty delivers programs via eight schools and across six campuses, both in Australia and
offshore, with courses ranging from undergraduate diplomas and degrees through to postgraduate
coursework and research degrees. Monash Arts is justly proud of the research capacity of its staff,
who work at the cutting edge in their fields and carry this expertise and enthusiasm into their teaching.


To learn more about Monash Arts, please visit our website: http://future.arts.monash.edu/.


The advertised position is located within the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Based on the
Caulfield campus, the School was formed in 2014 and its staff conducts research in media studies,
communications studies, cultural studies, journalism, film theory and criticism, media practice and
related interdisciplinary fields. The School offers programs and teaching at undergraduate, honours
and postgraduate levels. It also houses a number of active interdisciplinary research units, has a wide
network of national and international connections, and engages in international research
collaborations. http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mfj/.


The Communications and Media Studies (C&MS) program operates within the School of Media,
Film and Journalism. Researchers are engaged in a series of internationally-focussed projects that
explain what it means to live in an age of powerful media and cultural institutions, proliferating digital
and mobile technologies, and everyday media and cultural practices (e.g. social networking,
surveillance, datafication). C&MS at Monash is also home to an agenda-setting ‘Culture, Media, 
Economy’ Research Focus Program (https://arts.monash.edu/research/focus-programs/culturemedia-economy/).
C&MS research was rated as ‘above world standard’ in the 2015 ERA Exercise. Australian Research
Council funded projects of staff include investigations into global media sport and mobile
communications, urban cultural policy and cultural production, the economic and cultural dimensions
of music exports, environmental conflict and media, creative vocations in Australia and China, the
significance of music cities, and the exchange between ‘fringe’ and ‘mainstream’ cultural practices.
Staff also supervise a wide range of PhD and Masters-by-Research projects.


Teaching in C&MS focusses on creating graduates who are critically informed citizens, professionals
and consumers able to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of a global, networked media age.
This is achieved by examining how media and communications shape the world in which students
live, and the role they can play in changing this world for the better though their media practices,
decisions and experiences. C&MS offers an undergraduate major to Honours level in the Bachelor of
Arts, and the Media specialisation in the Bachelor of Media Communications. It has thriving graduate
programs in the Master of Communications and Media Studies and the Master of Cultural and
Creative Industries.


Position Purpose


A Level B academic is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of a
department, school, faculty or other organisational unit or an interdisciplinary area. An academic at
this level is expected to carry out activities to maintain and develop her/his scholarly, research and/or
professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.


This position requires the lecturer to undertake teaching, coordination and project supervision at
undergraduate, Honours and Masters Level. The appointee will need to be an active and innovative
academic who will contribute to quality teaching.


They should also show capacity to contribute strongly to research development in Communications
and Media Studies at Monash. The successful appointee will coordinate units, prepare and present
lectures and/or seminars, undertake marking and contribute to curriculum development. The units in
which they will be involved will be negotiated on appointment and may change over time.


Reporting Line: Head of Communications and Media Studies


Supervisory Responsibilities: Not applicable


Financial Delegation: Not applicable


Budget Responsibilities: Not applicable


Key Responsibilities


Specific duties required of a Level B academic may include:


1. The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions,
clinical sessions and studio sessions


2. Development of course material with appropriate advice and support from more senior staff


3. The preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, marking and assessment


4. Unit and course coordination


5. Supervision of honours or postgraduate research projects


6. Original research in communication and media studies


7. Contribution to the collaborative research culture of the school


8. Apply for research funding through internal and external schemes


9. Involvement in professional activity


10. Consultation with students


11. Broad administrative functions, the majority of which are connected with the subjects in which the
academic teaches


12. Attendance at departmental, school and/or faculty meetings and participation in planning or
committee work


Key Selection Criteria
Education/Qualifications


1. The appointee will have:
 A PhD in a relevant discipline/field


Knowledge and Skills


2. Demonstrated expertise in the following: data analysis, data visualisation and digital research
methods, including knowledge of theoretical perspectives and critical traditions. An ability to
contribute to teaching, research and research supervision in these areas


3. A track record in research, as evidenced by publications, engagement of research partners and/or
development of strategies for gaining funding or other support from research


4. A record of teaching experience in a tertiary environment and knowledge of different modes of
delivery at undergraduate and postgraduate level


5. Ability to work positively and cooperatively with students, internal and external teams and
agencies


6. A demonstrated capacity to work in a collegial manner with other staff in the workplace


Other Job-Related Information


 Travel (e.g. to other campuses of the University) may be required
 There may be peak periods of work during which the taking of leave may be restricted


Legal Compliance


Ensure you are aware of and adhere to legislation and university policy relevant to the duties
undertaken, including: Equal Employment Opportunity, supporting equity and fairness; Occupational
Health and Safety, supporting a safe workplace; Conflict of Interest (including Conflict of Interest in
Research); Paid Outside Work; Privacy; Research Conduct; and Staff/Student Relationships.


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