Lecturer in Journalism
RMIT University

Lecturer in Journalism


  • Full time, Continuing position
  • Salary Academic Level B ($109,770 - $130,355) or Level C ($134,469  - $155,057) + 17% Superannuation
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University


About the Role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer is expected to contribute to teaching and research efforts of the School, specifically in Journalism, teaching in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) and the Graduate Diploma in Journalism and will also advance scholarship, research and industry partnerships in the field.


The focus of the position will be for an academic with a strong background in multimedia work in a newsroom environment. Experience in all forms of online and audio-visual journalism, including aligned areas such as design and data visualisation will be important.


The appointee will be expected to make an active contribution to journalism research and add to the research culture of the discipline. Expertise on the adaptation of journalism to new and emerging platforms will be particularly valued. An interest in researching and working with industry on practical work integrated learning and internship projects will be an advantage.


About You

To be successful for level B appointment, you will have (but not limited to):

  • An in-depth knowledge of journalism and ability to bridge between industry and scholarly research in the field.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and to produce high quality curriculum materials.
  • Ability to undertake course coordination roles.
  • Capacity to work effectively and negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.

Please view position description for further selection criteria


In addition to the above, to be successful for level C appointment you will have (but not limited to):

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and delivery programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.
  • Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.
  • Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.

Please view position description for further selection criteria 



Mandatory: PhD in a related field


Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.


About the School

The School of Media and Communication pushes the boundaries of digital knowledge creation and future-focused practice. The School has a deep engagement with industry and the community that allows research and teaching to respond creatively and innovatively to global conditions.


In the most recent QS Rankings by Subject, RMIT was ranked 37th in the world for Communications and Media Studies.


The School is home to a vibrant community of practitioners, theorists and thinkers in communication, creative writing and publishing, screen, culture, digital ethnography, new media, journalism, public relations, advertising and music industry. The School has a strong international focus set to drive careers to succeed in the global context with programs and courses offered in Melbourne, Vietnam and Singapore.


For more information, visit www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/media-and-communication


To Apply 

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and separately address the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.


Candidates are asked to specify level of the appointment they are applying for in the cover letter.


For further information about this position, please see the Position Descriptions hyperlinked below or contact Dr. Josie Vine, Senior Lecturer via email josie.vine@rmit.edu.au.


PD – Lecturer, Journalism


PD – Senior Lecturer, Journalism





Applications Close:

14 July 2024 11.59 pm



RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 


At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via talentsupport@rmit.edu.au or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https://www.rmit.edu.au/careers.


We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. 

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