Lecturer in Media Science
University of New South Wales

Lecturer in Media Science

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Duration: Continuing
  • Remuneration: Level B from $112,679 - $132,832 + 17% super and annual leave loading
  • Location: Kensington Campus, NSW Australia


About UNSW:

UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, with a commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research.  The School of the Arts and Media, in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, teaches undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programs in Creative Writing, English, Film, Media, Music, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In the most recent ERA process the School received exceptional results across its range of activity. UNSW is the only Australian University to achieve the highest grade of 5 in the overall Studies in Creative Arts and Writing field of research.


Why Your Role Matters:


The School of the Arts and Media is seeking to appoint a Lecturer B in Screen Production to contribute to teaching and research in interactive media. You will develop and deliver practice-oriented undergraduate courses in interactive storytelling, interactive media, and the use of artificial intelligence in media production for the Screen Production major in the Bachelor of Media. The appointee will work closely with other members of the academic and professional staff in the development of course offerings.

In this position you will undertake, and produce, high level research in a relevant field of media production and be able to demonstrate a successful track record of traditional publications and/or non-traditional research outputs and the potential to obtain grants and conduct supervision of Honours and higher degree research students.


The role of Lecturer reports to the Head of School and has no reports.



Specific accountabilities for this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Demonstrate and continuously develop a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning.
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy.
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, and provide assessment and feedback using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Initiate the development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning with the support of more senior academics.
  • Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students.
  • Manage course administration as Course Authority, including academic quality assurance.


Who You Are: 

The skills and experience you will have for the Lecturer (Level B) position include (but are not limited to):

  • PhD in a relevant field from a recognised institution, with experience in the arts or creative industries more broadly in interactive media or related fields strongly preferred.
  • A strong national and international profile and specialised expertise in one or more of the following areas: interactive media, interactive storytelling, automation and media, game design, user experience design, and related areas. The appointee will possess skills and experience across industry and/or arts practice/research/theory.
  • A track record of high-quality traditional and/or non-traditional research in a relevant field, demonstrated by publications, exhibitions, grants, awards, prizes, or similar markers of achievement.
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching media production courses.
  • Evidence of the potential to undertake Honours and Higher Degree Research supervision
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives


To view the comprehensive list of accountabilities and skills and experience required for this position a copy of the Position Description can be found below the ad on JOBS@UNSW.


Benefits and Culture:

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.  

Our benefits include: 

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)


How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. To be considered for this position please apply online by uploading your CV, answering the questions within the application form, and attaching a 2–4-page document addressing how your skills and experience align to this position (as outlined in the position description). Applications close on Tuesday 12th September at 11:30pm (Sydney NSW time).


Get in Touch:

For any questions related to the position please contact:

Dr Collin Chua

Deputy Head, School of the Arts and Media



For any questions related to the recruitment process please contact:

Persa Tzakis

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant


Please apply through the application portal and not via the contacts above.


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 15 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 12 Sep 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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