Associate Professor/Professor Media and Communication
University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts and Media

Associate Professor/Professor Media and Communication

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Research Focus

Associate Professor/Professor in Media and Communication

  • Drive an effective contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities in the School of Creative Arts and Media.
  • Ongoing position based in Hobart

Your new role

The School of Creative Arts and Media is looking for an exceptional leader with the skills and expertise to lead our media and communications program in teaching, research, and engagement and the fill the position of Associate Professor/Professor in Media and Communication. In this key strategic role, you will provide support to the Head of School who enriches the Discipline through leading a strategic agenda of activity that builds student load and staff capability within the program, and strategic partnerships across local and national media industries. You will also contribute to School Leadership in research, teaching, and engagement.

A key component of this role will be to lead the strategic growth of research in communication and media studies and the creative and cultural industries, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research. You will undertake high-quality research of international standing in the field of Media and Communication studies, Creative and Cultural Industries and/or Digital Literacies, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings, and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion that meets and regularly exceeds the University’s research performance expectations for the Level of appointment.

The Associate Professor/Professor in Media and Communication also leads the Media Discipline through engagement in relevant dialogue and debate nationally and internationally as well as strengthens relationships with the media industry and the community in Tasmania and beyond.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. We subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and trust.  The position is located in the School of Creative Arts and Media within the College of Arts, Law, and Education.

What you’ll need to succeed

As a senior academic in media and communication, you will demonstrate your experience as a dynamic and established academic with knowledge and experience in Media and Communication Studies, particularly in Creative and Cultural Industries and/or Digital Literacies. You will possess strong leadership skills, demonstrated experience in building staff capacity, a track record of external grant and research publication success, and successful supervision of research students.

You will bring to the role extensive experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level learning and teaching which results in student-focussed outcomes, including skills and experience in online and blended teaching skills, course and unit coordination, curriculum design, flexible course delivery, and multi-campus teaching.

You will also highlight your demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective and productive links locally, nationally, and internationally with the Discipline, interdisciplinary domain, profession, industry, and/or the wider community.

What’s on offer

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community.  This is a full-time ongoing opportunity, with excellent benefits. Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D or Level E and will have a total remuneration package of up to $214,551 comprising base salary within the range of $145,389 – 183,377 plus 17% superannuation. Relocation support package options are available.

How to apply

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role and full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Professor Meg Keating – Head of School, Creative Arts and Media   

Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION - Prof-AssocProf in Media and Communication.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Applications close Sunday 11:55pm 17 October 2021.

Advertised: 17 Sep 2021 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 17 Oct 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time

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